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WSAVA Awards 2022 open for nominations
WSAVA president Dr Siraya Chunekamrai.

Awards celebrate veterinary team members who go the extra mile for companion animals.

Nominations for the prestigious 2022 World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Awards have been announced, with free registration and travel to the WSAVA World Congress in Peru for the recipients. 

Nominations are invited in the following categories: The WSAVA Award for Companion Animal Welfare, The WSAVA Future Leader Award, The WSAVA Award for Global Meritorious Service, and the WSAVA Award for Scientific Achievement.

The recipient of this year's WSAVA One Health Award will be selected by the WSAVA One Health Committee. For more information about the awards and to submit a nomination, visit the WSAVA website.

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Avian flu outbreak at RSPB Minsmere

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 RSPB Minsmere nature reserve in Suffolk has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on its site. The coastal nature reserve has seen an increase in dead birds recently, and has said that it is 'extremely concerned' about the potential impacts on bird populations, with 2021 and 2022 seeing the largest ever outbreak in the UK.

In a statement, RSPB said: "We appreciate that it is distressing, for both visitors and staff, to see dead or dying birds at our site but we ask that if visitors see any dead or unwell birds, they do not touch or go near them and that they report it to us at our Visitor Centre during its opening hours, or by emailing us on minsmere@rspb.org.uk outside of these times."  

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Moredun Foundation Award opens for applications

The 2022-2023 Moredun Foundation Award (MFA) is now open for members, with up to £2,000 available for successful applicants.

The MFA honours the contribution that education, teamwork, life experience, and travel have made to the understanding of cattle health and welfare. Through its charitable endeavours, Moredun offers its members the opportunity to pursue projects that support personal development.

The prize is open to a wide range of project applications, including those that include producing educational tools, conducting a small research project, or studying farming methods in other nations. For more information and to apply, visit moredun.org.uk