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Police horses attend Liverpool graduation
“Staff at from our Equine Practice and their final year student groups at Leahurst have been working with these beautiful horses every week for the past year."
Merseyside Mounted Police stand guard at celebrations 

Veterinary students, parents and staff at the University of Liverpool say they were delighted to welcome two police horses to their graduation celebrations last week.

Horses Major and Silver from the Merseyside Mounted Police section stood guard at the graduation in Leahurst on 16 July.

Professor Cathy McGowan, head of the department of equine clinical science, said: “Staff at from our Equine Practice and their final year student groups at Leahurst have been working with these beautiful horses every week for the past year and were delighted that the horses could come to their special day.”

The university provides in-kind veterinary care and support to the Merseyside Mounted Police, as part of its ‘Stand Tall’ campaign.

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Big Butterfly Count returns

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 The world's biggest survey of butterflies is back for 2020!

Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count launches on Friday, 17 July and will run until Sunday 9 August. Members of the public can get involved by downloading the Big Butterfly Count App or recording results on a downloadable sheet available from bigbutterflycount.org/.

'It's a fantastic activity for people from three to 103 years and we'd encourage everyone to take 15 minutes in an appropriate outdoor space during sunny conditions to simply appreciate the nature around them and do their bit to help us understand butterfly populations,' said a Butterfly Conservation spokesperson. 

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New appointment at Dechra

Dechra Veterinary Products Ltd (Dechra) has announced a key appointment to support veterinary professionals across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Karen Hockley has been appointed as a telesales account manager and will provide the latest products, news and developments from Dechra. She joins the company from a large mixed practice in Northern Ireland where she was the branch manager.

Before that, Karen had worked for a multinational veterinary pharmaceutical company as a key account manager for Northern Ireland. She can be contacted at karen.hockley@dechra.com or 087 219 54 30.