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NOAH animal medicines training reaches milestone
The programme is split up into four sectors, dairy, beef, sheep and pig.
The programme has enrolled its 1,000th registrant. 

A farmer training programme produced by the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) and Lantra has reached a significant milestone.

The Animal Medicines Best Practice (AMBP) programme has welcomed its 1,000th registrant this week to its programme, which offers flexible and cost-effective training on the responsible and safe use of medicines. 

Developed by NOAH, in partnership with key stakeholders from across the food supply chain, the programme raises awareness of antimicrobial resistance, and educates farmers on responsible use of antibiotics, taught with a combination of theory and practical applications. 

Providing two options for the training, the programme can be taken by dairy, beef, sheep and pig farmers, or veterinary surgeons can deliver training to farmers using materials from the Veterinary Resource Centre on Lantra's website

NOAH chief executive Dawn Howard said: “We are delighted that the AMBP training is proving its worth in supporting farmers as they demonstrate how they are supplying high quality, nutritious and safe food from healthy animals.”

The farmer online e-learning training costs £65.99 +VAT per sector course, and for veterinary professionals, access to the Veterinary Resource Centre costs £549.99 +VAT. 

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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