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Homeowner baffled upon finding sleeping creature in their garden
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Chatter box Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) Animal Health is set to host a live Christmas comedy event to provide entertainment and festive fun for veterinary professionals.

BI Animal Health's Christmas Comedy Cracker is a free online event, designed to help veterinary professionals sit back and relax at the end of what has been a difficult year for the whole profession.

The event will take place online at 8pm on Thursday 17 December. Comedian Rhys James will host and the line-up also includes ventriloquist Nina Conti, comedian Zoe Lyons and musical comedy troupe The Noise Next Door.

To register your place for free please visit www.christmascomedycracker.co.uk Chatter box

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Male snow leopard arrives at Highland Wildlife Park
Male snow leopard arrives at Highland Wildlife Park

RZSS celebrates move as part of International Breeding Programme
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Vets and animal charities welcome Welsh circus ban
Vets and animal charities welcome Welsh circus ban

Move follows years of campaigning by the BVA and the RSPCA.
Noise pollution impedes communication for multiple animal species, study finds
Noise pollution impedes communication for multiple animal species, study finds

Findings have important implications for conservation
Tributes paid to Wildlife Vets International founder
Tributes paid to Wildlife Vets International founder

Dr John Lewis "a mentor and an inspiration" for many zoo and wildlife vets.
Emotions and mood influence animal behaviour, study finds
Emotions and mood influence animal behaviour, study finds

Discovery could have practical benefits for animal welfare.
Vaccinating tigers against canine distemper could cut extinction risk - study
Vaccinating tigers against canine distemper could cut extinction risk - study

"This work shows that CDV in the Amur tiger is a solvable problem" - Sarah Cleaveland, University of Glasgow.
Platypus habitat has shrunk by 22 per cent in 30 years, study finds
Platypus habitat has shrunk by 22 per cent in 30 years, study finds

Researchers call for better protection for Australian waterways
Defra publishes new general licences for the control of wild birds
Defra publishes new general licences for the control of wild birds

New licences come into force on 1 January 2021
Researchers discover new primate species in Myanmar
Researchers discover new primate species in Myanmar

Animal dubbed the Popa langur is threatened by habitat loss and hunting.
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VMD and VPS announce joint open information day

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) and the Veterinary Products Committee (VPC) have announced a joint open information day covering topics such as veterinary medicines regulations, antimicrobial resistance, scientific advice and novel therapies.

Taking place on Wednesday 18 November, the virtual event will take the form of a series of pre-recorded webinars and a 'Slido' Q&A session. Links to the webinars and full instructions on how to use Slido will be available on gov.uk on 18 November. To join the mailing list for the event, email director.support@vmd.gov.uk

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