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Rare ‘lefty’ snails produce first offspring

Lefty and Tomeu were brought together by a public appeal
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Chatter box The Daphne Shipman Benevolent Fund has been named as BVNA’s charity of the year. The fund was created to support BVNA members, their spouses, relations or dependents in times of need. It was set up in memory of Daphne Shipman, who was the BVNA Congress chief steward for a number of years, but sadly lost her fight against cancer in 1999. Team BVNA will be climbing the O2 to raise funds and awareness. A JustGiving page has been set up: justgiving.com/daphneshipman-benevolentfund  Chatter box

Equine News
Cattle test positive for BTV in northern France
Cattle test positive for BTV in northern France

UK farmers urged to be vigilant
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Scotland and NI achieve lowest risk level for BSE
Scotland and NI achieve lowest risk level for BSE

Negligible risk status ‘a significant achievement’
Quarantine units to come into force in Wales
Quarantine units to come into force in Wales

New measure allows farmers greater flexibility
bTB incidence falls by 35 per cent in Welsh IAA
bTB incidence falls by 35 per cent in Welsh IAA

New figures welcomed by the Welsh government
‘New approach’ needed to tackle TB in Wales
‘New approach’ needed to tackle TB in Wales

Committee agrees with proposals for targeted badger cull
NPA responds to reports over hepatitis E
NPA responds to reports over hepatitis E

Figures show an increase in serious illness
RUMA adopts ‘critical’ antibiotics list
RUMA adopts ‘critical’ antibiotics list

ecision means farmers must limit use of certain drugs
Avian flu measures lift across most of England
Avian flu measures lift across most of England

New protection zone introduced to Cumbria and Lancashire
New model for vector-borne disease
New model for vector-borne disease

Model can distinguish between midge and animal movement
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World Health Organisation names new director general

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been announced as new director-general of the World Health Organisation.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as minister of foreign affairs, Ethiopia from 2012–2016 and as minister of health, Ethiopia from 2005–2012.

He has also served as chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; as chair of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Board; and as co-chair of the Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.

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