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Rabbit-friendly awards open for nominations
A panel of experts will crown a rabbit welfare champion from each of three categories.
Experts will crown a rabbit welfare champion from three categories

Nominations are now open for the inaugural Burgess Excel Vet Awards, which celebrate the work of hard-working rabbit friendly vets, nurses and practices across the UK.

Organised with the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund, a panel of veterinary professionals and rabbit experts will crown a rabbit welfare champion from each of the following categories: UK Rabbit Vet of the Year; Rabbit Nurse of the Year and Rabbit Veterinary Practice of the Year.

The winners of each category will receive a cash prize of £500. To make a nomination, please visit www.burgesspetcare.com/excel-vet-awards

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Government to run free webinars on exporting horses

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 The UK government has announced that it will be running two free webinars for horse owners and exporters, explaining what steps to take to export horses from 1 January 2021.

The first webinar will take place on Tuesday 20 October 2020, from 9.30am to 11am. It will cover Export Health Certificate (EHC) requirements from 1 January 2021. Click here to register.

The second webinar will take place on Wednesday 4 November 2020, from 10.30am to 12pm. This session will focus on the steps that businesses need to take to export equines from the UK to the EU. Click here to register.

For more information on exporting horses and ponies after 1 January 2021, please visit the gov.uk website. 

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More cases of African swine fever confirmed in Germany

More cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in wild boar in Germany.

According to Pig World, 20 outbreaks have been identified in two districts - Brandenburg, where the original case confirmed on September 10 was found, and near the town of Neuzelle, some 7.5 km away.

The finding represents a further seven cases confirmed by Germany's Friedrich-Loeffler Institute. A Central Crisis Team has been established to coordinate the response to the outbreak.