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‘Bat manicures’ help to save rare species

ZSL uses unusual method to mark threatened bats in Cuba
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Chatter box Keepers at Colchester Zoo are hailing the arrival of a pair of critically endangered Amur leopard cubs.

The cubs were born to first-time parents Esra and Crispin on the 9 September. This is the first time the Zoo has bred Amur leopard cubs on-site.

Amur leopards originate from the Russian Far East and north-east China. In the wild they are threatened by climate change, habitat loss, deforestation and the illegal wildlife trade.

The cubs are said to be “looking well” and are expected to emerge from their den in a few weeks.  Chatter box

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2020 FVE General Assembly set for London
2020 FVE General Assembly set for London

RCVS and BVA to co-host FVE General Assembly in June 2020
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Osteosarcoma genetically similar in dogs and human children - study
Osteosarcoma genetically similar in dogs and human children - study

Findings could lead to better treatments
Garden snails offer hope for new antibiotic
Garden snails offer hope for new antibiotic

Snail mucus reveals proteins that could treat infections
Antimicrobial properties found in scorpion venom
Antimicrobial properties found in scorpion venom

Compounds kill staph and drug-resistant TB bacteria - study
Chicken study sheds light on childhood eye disease
Chicken study sheds light on childhood eye disease

New genes identified that are linked to ocular coloboma
Parasitic fish could lead to more effective brain disease treatments
Parasitic fish could lead to more effective brain disease treatments

Sea lamprey molecules may help to deliver drugs
AMR gene spreads among pets at UK vet hospital
AMR gene spreads among pets at UK vet hospital

Practices urged to ensure adequate cleaning to reduce transmission
Dog and human osteoarthritis link - study
Dog and human osteoarthritis link - study

‘One Health’ study could lead to new treatments
Osteosarcoma study set to benefit dogs and children
Osteosarcoma study set to benefit dogs and children

Researchers to explore the combination of immunotherapy and radiation
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RCVS names Professor John Innes as chair of Fellowship Board

Professor John Innes has been elected chair of the 2019 RCVS Fellowship Board, replacing Professor Nick Bacon who comes to the end of his three-year term.


Professor Innes will be responsible for making sure the Fellowship progresses towards fulfilling its strategic goals, determining its ongoing strategy and objectives, and reporting to the RCVS Advancement of the Professions Committee on developments within the Fellowship.


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