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Audible launches series of books for dogs

Research finds audiobooks have a calming effect
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Chatter box Cambridge vet student James Jewkes has been awarded first place in the annual Dogs Trust EMS Awards, for his paper on the threat of exotic infectious diseases in rehoming centres. James will now go on a two-week placement at the WVS International Training Centre in South India.

Each year the awards allow vet students to gain hands-on experience during work placements at 13 of the charity’s rehoming centres, then submit reports on a relevant subject.  Chatter box

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Hundreds of thousands of bees survive Notre Dame fire
Hundreds of thousands of bees survive Notre Dame fire

Bee keeper confirms cathedral’s hives are intact
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Calls to improve welfare of fish used in research
Calls to improve welfare of fish used in research

Charity warns lab fish welfare is ‘years behind’ mammals
Saiga population doubles in Central Asia
Saiga population doubles in Central Asia

‘Welcome recovery’ follows mass die-offs
 Born Free embarks on biggest lion relocation in history
Born Free embarks on biggest lion relocation in history

Charity rescues four cubs kept as pets in France
Vets complete Gaza zoo rescue mission
Vets complete Gaza zoo rescue mission

Animals rehomed in Jordan and South Africa
Rising concern over netting to stop birds nesting
Rising concern over netting to stop birds nesting

Conservationists call for new legislation
Zebrafish study paves way to new treatments for Parkinson’s
Zebrafish study paves way to new treatments for Parkinson’s

Species has a much higher capacity to regenerate nerve cells
Researchers identify potential new antibiotics in fish slime
Researchers identify potential new antibiotics in fish slime

Mucus protects young fish from bacteria and viruses
House sparrows top RSPB Birdwatch survey
House sparrows top RSPB Birdwatch survey

Results show a mixed picture for UK’s garden birds
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Former RCVS president to chair new Horse Welfare Board

Former RCVS president Barry Johnson has been appointed as the independent chair of a new Horse Welfare Board. Barry, who is also past chairman of World Horse Welfare, was selected by an industry panel including the British Horseracing Authority, the Racecourse Association and The Horsemen’s Group.

The welfare board aims to develop a new welfare strategy covering the whole racing industry. Mr Johnson said: “I’m very pleased to have been asked by racing to take on this role and by the sport’s commitment to continuous improvement in the welfare of racehorses."

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