New Ebola virus discovered in Sierra Leone

Bombali virus ‘has the potential to infect human cells’ Scientists have discovered a new Ebola virus in free-tailed bats in Sierra Leone, providing the strongest …

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Government rejects calls for new pet theft law

MPs debate petition for pet theft to be reclassified to a specific crime Calls to reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime …

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Researchers develop new viral vectored poultry vaccine

Development could lead to vaccines that target multiple avian diseases  A new recombinant vaccine that is effective against Marek’s disease (MD) and infectious bursal disease …

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New welfare codes for laying hens welcomed

Codes highlight benefit of veterinary surveillance systems  Veterinary organisations have welcomed a new welfare code for laying hens, which was laid before parliament this week …

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APHA protocol ‘promising new approach’ in battle against bTB

Actiphage test has been accepted for “exceptional private use” in APHA protocol, enabling any private vet to request APHA permission for exceptional use of Actiphage …

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New framework a welcome tool for optimising fish health and welfare

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Fish Veterinary Society (FVS) have welcomed the Scottish Government’s launch today (Wednesday 23 May) of the 10 Year …

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