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Staring down seagulls could save your chips, study finds

Researchers discover way to stop gulls snatching your food
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Chatter box Squirrel monkeys, penguins and meerkats are just some of the animals that stepped on the scales on Thursday (22 August) for the start of ZSL London Zoo’s annual weigh-in.

The annual event gives keepers a chance to check the animals in their care are healthy, eating well and growing at the correct weight. Keepers say that a growing waistline can also help them to detect pregnancies, which is vital as many of the species at the zoo are endangered.

The data is then added to a database shared with zoos and conservationists across the globe. This helps keepers to compare information and provide better care for the species they are fighting to protect.  Chatter box

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Equine News
Sensing technology set to detect disease in livestock 
Sensing technology set to detect disease in livestock 

Sensor systems have the potential to provide more definitive results
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SRUC announces new model for disease surveillance
SRUC announces new model for disease surveillance

Model implements recommendations of the Kinnaird Review
Prison adopts 200 hens destined for slaughter
Prison adopts 200 hens destined for slaughter

British Hen Welfare Trust delivers hens for Project Jail Bird
New understanding of bacterial infections found in noses of healthy cattle
New understanding of bacterial infections found in noses of healthy cattle

Findings could help to prevent respiratory infections
Myanmar reports first ASF outbreak
Myanmar reports first ASF outbreak

Sixty-five animals have been culled in Shan State
ASF: Serbia reports first outbreaks
ASF: Serbia reports first outbreaks

Over 240 pigs dead or culled on backyard farms
'Talk to clients about electric fences' - BVA
'Talk to clients about electric fences' - BVA

BVA makes recommendations on safe and responsible use
RSPCA warns of collapse of farming standards in no-deal Brexit
RSPCA warns of collapse of farming standards in no-deal Brexit

Charity responds to NFU comments regarding deregulation
Major step forward in thermally-stable TB vaccines
Major step forward in thermally-stable TB vaccines

Promising vaccine can be protected from heat damage - study
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Professor Abdul Rahman announced as keynote speaker for BVA Members’ Day 2019

Celebrated Indian vet and parasitologist Professor Abdul Rahman is set to deliver the keynote speech at BVA Members’ Day 2019.

Professor Rahman will present his insights into the human behaviour challenges of controlling zoonotic disease in his talk: ‘A One Health approach to rabies elimination in Asia’. The talk will outline efforts to gain political support for dog vaccination programmes in China, as well as the need for a collaborative approach between vets, public health, livestock and animal welfare agencies.

The event takes place on Thursday, 19 September at Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. Tickets are free but must be reserved through the BVA website as places are limited.

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