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The importance of Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) surveillance in controlling bluetongue

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Bluetongue is an exotic notifiable disease in Great Britain, spread primarily by midges, which can threaten animal welfare and trade. Learn how APHA plays a part in controlling this disease.

Why it is important to report possible Colorado beetle sightings to APHA

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Image of an orange and black beetle with the APHA logo plus the title, "Colorado potato beetle larvae found in Kent"

For the first time in the UK since 1977, Colorado beetle was confirmed in a potato crop in Kent in July last year. If not eradicated, Colorado beetle pose a major threat to potato crops. Discover what APHA are doing in response and how you can help.

Inspiring a new generation of scientists

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This week we are celebrating British Science Week, where all over the country, schools are finding new and innovative ways to ignite curiosity and passion for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Find out about what APHA’s STEM ambassadors have been doing recently to bring our biological science to life for students.

Embracing diversity: building a stronger animal health workforce

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science continues to raise awareness of the significant gender gap at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Read more from APHA's Dr Flavie Vial as she explains why gender matters in the animal health workforce in this interesting blog.

A visit of a lifetime: Our experience with APHA’s UK FAO Reference Centre for AMR

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APHA hosted visitors from the National Meat Inspection Services (NMIS) of the Philippines in the summer this year, visiting the UK FAO Reference Centre for AMR. Read more about their experiences in this guest blog.