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Biologist captures clever stag nabbing bird nuts from garden
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Chatter box HM The Queen, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, has officially unveiled ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s brand new Centre for Elephant Care.

Set amidst 30 acres of rolling paddocks, the custom-designed Centre for Elephant Care is the new home for the Zoo’s herd of nine Asian elephants.

The Centre will provide more than 700m² of indoor space and contains an array of elephant-friendly features, including dimming lights to mimic night-time and one metre-deep soft sand flooring.  Chatter box

Equine News
‘Meat testing’ press release criticised by RUMA
‘Meat testing’ press release criticised by RUMA

Randox Health tested beef for antibiotic residue at Aintree kitchens
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H5N8: Birds in England to be let outside
H5N8: Birds in England to be let outside

Chief vet announces end of housing requirement
Reducing antibiotics in animals ‘has little impact on humans’
Reducing antibiotics in animals ‘has little impact on humans’

Study uses mathematical model to assess complex relationship
Scotland introduces new BVD 'positive’ herd status
Scotland introduces new BVD 'positive’ herd status

Status will apply to herds that have a persistently infected animal
FVE calls for tougher slaughterhouse controls
FVE calls for tougher slaughterhouse controls

Organisation raises awareness of difficulties faced by OVs
Timing of insecticide use ‘crucial’ for disease control
Timing of insecticide use ‘crucial’ for disease control

Scientific model reveals optimum time for treatments
Red Tractor vets must be PVS members from October
Red Tractor vets must be PVS members from October

Changes announced as part of standards review
Rural police force launches dog attack initiative
Rural police force launches dog attack initiative

Injury to livestock can cost farmers thousands of pounds
Campylobacter vaccine hits stumbling block
Campylobacter vaccine hits stumbling block

Antibody is unlikely to be effective in broiler chickens
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Pirbright Institute appoints Bryan Charleston as director

Dr Bryan Charleston, a leading expert in the study of foot-and-mouth disease virus, has been appointed director of the Pirbright Institute. Dr Charleston’s research focuses on the immune response to FMDV in cattle, with the aim of developing new vaccines and diagnostics. He graduated from the RVC in 1982 and joined the institute in 1994.
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