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New exotic species webinar website launched
The content is suitable for vets, nurses and students.
Just Exotics aims to help professionals broaden their exotic species knowledge. 

A new website has been launched to help veterinary professionals expand their knowledge of exotic animals.

Developed by exotics vet Sonya Miles, justexotics.co.uk aims to help both those starting a career with exotic species and those looking to expand their existing knowledge. 

The website includes a variety of on-demand webinars delivered by expert speakers, as well as care sheets, fact sheets and ‘how to’ videos. Species covered include exotic mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, invertebrates, fish and wildlife.

A Just Exotics spokesperson said: “Our content is suitable for vets, nurses and students, some of our content may also be helpful for clients and has been specifically designed to be convenient and affordable. 

“More content will be added on a regular basis, and please, if there is something you specifically want covered, drop us a message, and will we do our best to make sure it becomes available.”

The webinars cost between £15 and £55 (depending on the length), and include presentations by Sonya herself, Eliabetta Mancinelli, Agata Witkowska, Louise Ash, Sarah Pellett and many others, with more being uploaded regularly. CPD certificates upon complete of the content are also provided.

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World Bee Day celebrations begin

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 Today (20 May) marks the fifth annual World Bee Day, which raises awareness of the importance of bees and pollinators to people and the planet. Observed on the anniversary of pioneering Slovenian beekeeper Anton Jana's birthday, this year's celebration is themed: 'Bee Engaged: Celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems'.

Organisations and people celebrating the day will raise awareness of the accelerated decline in pollinator diversity, and highlight the importance of sustainable beekeeping systems and a wide variety of bees. Slovenia, the initiator of World Bee Day, will be focusing on teaching young people about the significance of pollinators. 

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Further avian flu cases confirmed

Three cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 have been confirmed in recent days, bringing the total number of cases in England to 98.

On Thursday, the APHA confirmed two cases of HPAI H5N1 near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk and Market Weston, West Suffolk. A case H5N1 was also confirmed in poultry at a premises near Southwell, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire.

Protection and surveillance zones are in place around the affected premises. Further details are available at gov.uk