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Zoetis launches online learning academy
The Academy contains six equine courses covering equine herpesvirus (EHV).
Resource provides free CPD for veterinary surgeons and nurses.

Animal health firm Zoetis has announced the launch of the Zoetis Learning Academy, a multi-species online portal for veterinary surgeons and nurses to complete free CPD.

The Academy contains a total of 65 free courses, including six equine courses covering equine herpesvirus (EHV), worm control and equine gastric ulcer syndrome. The equine sessions covering EHV form part of Zoetis' online educational portfolio aimed at helping to combat the threat of this common disease.

It comes after a survey on EHV conducted by Zoetis last year confirmed a need for more education and awareness about the disease to be made available to both vets and owners.,

Penny McCann, Zoetis account manager, explained: “Given the recent cases of EHV-1 in the UK, it is very timely to be able to launch the Zoetis Learning Academy. It gives vets direct access to high-quality CPD, to help them keep their knowledge of all aspects of this serious equine health risk up-to-date, together with essential information on other key equine healthcare topics.”

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Defra extends applications to Zoo Animals Fund

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 Defra has extended the deadline for applications for the 100 Million Zoo Animals Fund until 26 February 2021.

Launched in June 2020, the fund provides financial support for zoos and aquariums that have experienced a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants of up to 730,000 are available, which can be used to pay for essential costs and maintenance, including veterinary care, medicines, animal feed and staffing.

More information about the fund and details of how to apply can be found here

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APHA confirms eighth case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in England

The Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) has identified an eighth case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in poultry in England.

Confirmed on Tuesday (15 December), the outbreak was found in captive birds and poultry at a premises near Willington, South Derbyshire. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone have been placed around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading.

Further information about the outbreaks and the latest government advice can be found at gov.uk