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Orphaned otter cubs found wandering streets of Inverkeithing

Scottish SPCA cares for cubs at National Wildlife Rescue Centre.
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Chatter box Vets, veterinary nurses and RAMAs are being invited to join a free CPD webinar on late winter and early spring equine worm control.

Hosted by Zoetis vet Dr Wendy Talbot, the webinar aims to help prescribers understand which parasites are of most concern at this time of year. It will also cover how to assess parasite risk, selecting a suitable wormer and spring wormer plans, concluding with a Q&A session.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, 18 March at 10 am and will be repeated at 7 pm for those unable to listen during the day. To book the 10 am webinar, click here, and to register for the 7 pm webinar, click hereChatter box

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Equine News
Record number of candidates for VN Council election

Fourteen candidates will compete for the one available place.
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BSAVA releases new Pocketbook for Veterinary Nurses

Second edition adds new information and tools to support nurses.
Skills for Jobs white paper shines light on vocational routes to vet nursing

Government to end illusion degrees are "the only route".
Vet nurses to become Practice Standards Scheme assessors

RCVS Council approves new pathway to recruit RVNs at its January meeting.
New online learning resource for vet nurses

BVNA launches Vimeo on Demand Channel.
First ever vet nurse appointed BSAVA regional chair and council representative

Emma Gerrard to represent vet's views in Cymru/Wales
Winners of Hill's Pet Nutrition Nurse Awards revealed

Hard-working nurses and nursing teams celebrated during difficult year
Nutrition course joins Vet Nurse Merit Awards

Course will discuss the role of nutrition in life stage and clinic disease management.
Virtual veterinary nursing ceremony to welcome new registrants

Event will celebrate newly-qualified VNs.
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Avian influenza confirmed in Lancashire

A case of highly pathogenic (HPAI H5N8) avian influenza has been confirmed in two captive peregrine falcons on a non-commercial, non-poultry premises near Skelmersdale, West Lancashire.

Following a risk assessment, APHA has declared that no disease control zones have been put in place surrounding this non-commercial, non-poultry premises.

Eighteen cases of HPAI H5N8 have now been identified in poultry and other captive birds in England. A housing order for poultry and captive birds introduced by Defra to control the spread of the disease expired on 31 March, although bird keepers in England are still required by law to comply with biosecurity measures.

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