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Mars Comedy Pet Photographer of the year revealed

Elke Vogelsang scooped first prize for a hilarious photo of rescue dog Noodles.
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Chatter box Defra has extended the deadline for applications for the 100 Million Zoo Animals Fund until 26 February 2021.

Launched in June 2020, the fund provides financial support for zoos and aquariums that have experienced a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants of up to 730,000 are available, which can be used to pay for essential costs and maintenance, including veterinary care, medicines, animal feed and staffing.

More information about the fund and details of how to apply can be found hereChatter box

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One Health News
Pirbright/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine results 'promising'
Pirbright/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine results 'promising'

Candidate could be used as a booster for individuals primed with a different COVID-19 vaccine.
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Study reveales further insights into animal origin of COVID-19
Study reveales further insights into animal origin of COVID-19

Researchers identify coronaviruses in pangolins and bats that are genetically similar to SARS-CoV-2
Study highlights need for greater AMR awareness in Africa
Study highlights need for greater AMR awareness in Africa

Report provides insight into the development of future initiatives.
Pirbright to support national Track and Trace programme
Pirbright to support national Track and Trace programme

Scientists will play a key role in diagnostics training at the BSPS Lighthouse Laboratory.
Novel approach to amoebic gill disease in salmon could benefit humans
Novel approach to amoebic gill disease in salmon could benefit humans

Scientists to repurpose drugs used to treat human parasitic diseases.
UK One Health Coordination Group names new chair
UK One Health Coordination Group names new chair

Helen Ballantyne selected for her experience in animal and human health sectors.
RVC awarded funding to conduct COVID-19 research
RVC awarded funding to conduct COVID-19 research

Project to identify ways of reducing transmission in traditional food markets.
Social science-led projects receive funding to combat infectious disease
Social science-led projects receive funding to combat infectious disease

Projects offer new perspectives on human and animal health challenges
RVC study offers hope for osteoporosis sufferers
RVC study offers hope for osteoporosis sufferers

Researchers present NaQuinate treatment found to prevent bone loss.
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APHA confirms eighth case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in England

The Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) has identified an eighth case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in poultry in England.

Confirmed on Tuesday (15 December), the outbreak was found in captive birds and poultry at a premises near Willington, South Derbyshire. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone have been placed around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading.

Further information about the outbreaks and the latest government advice can be found at gov.uk

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