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Endangered Przewalski's horses welcomed to Edinburgh Zoo
All three of the Przewalski's horses introduced to Edinburgh Zoo are three years old.

The small bachelor herd travelled to the zoo from Highland Wildlife Park. 

Three male Przewalski's horses have been introduced to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's (RZSS) Edinburgh Zoo.

The rare horses, originally native to the steppes of Central Asia, have an IUCN red list status of endangered, and are the last surviving subspecies of wild horse.

Arriving on Friday 27 August from Highland Wildlife Park, the horses will be seen by the public for the first time, and the public will have the opportunity to learn how Przewalski's horses were brought back after becoming extinct in the wild in the 1960s. 

Named Och, Tomor and Kumbish, the newest members of Edinburgh Zoo are reportedly settling in well. Jonathan Appleyard, hoofstock team leader at Edinburgh Zoo, commented on the new arrivals: “After arriving yesterday, our three new boys are settling in to their new home which is just beside our giraffes on the hilltop.

“It is really exciting to introduce our visitors to this amazing species and share the incredible story of Przewalski’s horses being brought back from extinction in the wild following the success of rewilding and reintroduction projects in their native Mongolia.

“This huge feat is directly attributable to the efforts of the zoo community and shows just how important a carefully managed captive population can be for safeguarding threatened wildlife around the world.”

Anyone hoping to visit the horses can find out more at https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/we-are-open

 

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Prestigious veterinary awards open for nominations

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 Nominations for the prestigious PetPlan Veterinary Awards 2022 are now open, with five accolades up for grabs including: Practice of the Year; Vet of the Year, Vet Nurse of the Year, Practice Manager of the Year and Practice Support Staff.

Anyone can nominate an outstanding veterinary professional or practice for an award, from colleagues to pet owners, friends and family. Nominations remain anonymous, and Petplan will send everyone who receives a nomination a certificate to display in their practice.

Nominations can be made at petplanvet.co.uk and remain open until Monday 10 January. 

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New online CPD otitis podcast created

A new 15 minute podcast on treating animals with otitis has been created by Dechra Veterinary Products. Featuring general practice vet Carolyn Kyte and veterinary dermatology specialist Natalie Barnard, the two vets will discuss their experiences treating otitis, and why owners are significant in successful treatment.

Dechra Brand Manager Carol Morgan commented: "What Carolyn and Natalie bring to the table with their new podcast for the Dechra Academy is a light and insightful discussion about communication and education being the keystone for better otitis outcomes and how vets can improve on their consultation skills to handle cases better."`

The podcast, called 'Think Differently about Otitis', is available to access for free on the Dechra Academy on-demand learning platform here.