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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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Budding 'Dr Dolittles' sought for writing competition

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 Vets are being invited to enter a writing competition run by the Page Turner Awards for a chance to get their story published or even made into a film.

Dubbed the 'Rolls Royce' of writing awards, the Page Turner competition provides an opportunity for aspiring writers to submit unpublished fiction and non-fiction work to be read by a panel of influential players in the publishing industry.

A spokesperson said: 'Do you think of yourself as a magical healer, like Dr Dolittle. Or maybe you have a story to share about the times when, sadly, animals can't be treated, and pet owners reflect on those moments they took for granted."

For more information, visit pageturnerawards.com 

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Following a risk assessment, APHA has declared that no disease control zones have been put in place surrounding this non-commercial, non-poultry premises.

Eighteen cases of HPAI H5N8 have now been identified in poultry and other captive birds in England. A housing order for poultry and captive birds introduced by Defra to control the spread of the disease expired on 31 March, although bird keepers in England are still required by law to comply with biosecurity measures.

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