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Dairy webinar to explore the power of protein
The webinar will explore how improved protein nutrition can boost production.
SRUC event open to all dairy nutrition professionals.

Members of the veterinary profession are being invited to join a free dairy webinar exploring the benefits of improved protein nutrition.

Hosted by Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), the webinar will look at how improved protein nutrition can boost production, lower feed costs and reduce environmental impact.

Guest speakers include Chris Reynolds from the University of Reading, who will give a presentation on low-protein diets, and John Newbold, professor of dairy nutrition at SRUC, and Lorna MacPherson, dairy consultant from SAC Consulting, who will discuss formulating for amino acids.

Participants will also get an industry perspective from Will Tulley from Evidence Group, Chris Bartram from Mole Valley Farmers and Carrs Billington’s Jimmy Goldie.

“The webinar will be of interest to all dairy nutrition professionals – feed industry technical specialists, consultants and advisors, vets, farmers and students,” said Prof Newbold. “It’s an excellent opportunity to learn how more milk protein, lower feed costs and reduced environmental impact can all result from improved protein nutrition.”

The webinar takes place on Tuesday, 28 July (2 pm - 4 pm). For more information and to sign up, visit sruc.ac.uk/dairynutrition

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Zoo calls for volunteers in its hour of need

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 As ZSL London Zoo begins to get back on its feet, the organisation is putting out a call for volunteers who have time to help out. It comes after three months of unprecedented closure, which has seen zoos across the UK come under enormous financial pressure.

Volunteers will be required to commit to a minimum of half a day each fortnight, helping to assist zoo visitors as they make their way around. Volunteer manager Rhiannon Green said: "We need cheery, flexible people who can help visitors enjoy their day while respecting the measures that keep everyone safe.

For more information, visit zsl.org. Posts are available at both London and Whipsnade Zoos. 

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BSAVA webinars to shine the spotlight on selected journal papers

A free series of webinars that take a closer look at selected papers published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice has been produced by the BSAVA.

In the new BSAVA Science webinar series, authors of the featured papers discuss their results with a panel and how they may impact clinical practice. The authors then answer questions submitted by audience members.

The webinars are available via the BSAVA Webinar Library, covering four different papers. JSAP editor Nicola Di Girolamo, said: "Discussing the research with the authors - experts in their field - really helps to bring the papers to life."