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Chatter box RCVS Knowledge has welcomed Professor Peter Cockcroft as editor-in-chief for Veterinary Evidence.

A world-renowned expert in evidence-based veterinary medicine, Prof Cockcroft will lead the strategic development and editorial quality of the open-access journal. He was previously in the role from 2017-2020.

Katie Mantell, CEO of RCVS Knowledge, said: "We are excited about the extensive knowledge of evidence-based veterinary medicine and clinical veterinary research that Peter brings, and we look forward to working with him over this next phase of the journal's development." Chatter box

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Wildebeest developing genetic issues from infrastructure
Wildebeest developing genetic issues from infrastructure

Roads and fences are disrupting historic migration routes.
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Number of badger TB vaccinations increases in England
Number of badger TB vaccinations increases in England

Newly published data also reveals drop in number of culled badgers.
Wind turbine changes needed to save bats, scientists say
Wind turbine changes needed to save bats, scientists say

Ecologists say a global effort is needed to prevent a serious conservation issue.
Climate change worse for marine life than forecast, study finds
Climate change worse for marine life than forecast, study finds

New analysis shows differing effects on different species.
Hen harrier numbers fall by quarter in Northern Ireland
Hen harrier numbers fall by quarter in Northern Ireland

Working group established to consider conservation measures.
Zoo celebrates birth of Asiatic lion cubs
Zoo celebrates birth of Asiatic lion cubs

The species is the focus of an international breeding programme.
Squirrelpox spreads further north in Scotland
Squirrelpox spreads further north in Scotland

Case confirmed in Fife red squirrel.
Lawyers write to Defra over 'unlawful' badger cull consultation
Lawyers write to Defra over 'unlawful' badger cull consultation

Concerns raised about omissions in consultation materials.
Butterfly survey reveals mixed picture
Butterfly survey reveals mixed picture

Large blue among species which had a record year.
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Defra to host bluetongue webinar for vets

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will be hosting a webinar for veterinary professional on bluetongue on Thursday, 25 April 2024.

Topics covered will include the transmission cycle, pathology and pathogenesis, clinical signs (including signs seen in recent BTV-3 cases in the Netherlands), and control and prevention.

The session, which will take place from 6pm to 7.30pm, is part of Defra's 'Plan, Prevent and Protect' webinar series, which are hosted by policy officials, epidemiologists and veterinary professionals from Defra and the Animal and Plant Health Agency. The bluetongue session will also feature insights from experts from The Pirbright Institute.

Those attending will have the opportunity to ask questions. Places on the webinar can be booked online.

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