Bees are really important pollinators and are therefore critical for our food security. To celebrate Bees’ Needs Week (8-14 July) Arran Folly and Mark Thomas talk more about these amazing creatures.
APHA Weybridge hosted the eighth Avian Science Day in early May this year. In this blog, learn about APHA's important avian surveillance and research activities as highlighted at this event.
Worldwide, tick-borne diseases may be the greatest threat to farm animal production as well as the second greatest threat to human health, second only to mosquito-borne diseases. In this blog, Paul Phipps from the Virology Department discusses ticks and the diseases associated with the red sheep tick.
The 24-30 September was Red Squirrel Awareness Week 2018, a great time to look out for distinctive russet fur, tufted ears and a twitching tail. To celebrate this iconic British mammal, APHA’s squirrel experts have written a blog post highlighting …
The 28 September 2018 is World Rabies Day, a global day of action and awareness for rabies prevention. To mark the occasion Lorraine McElhinney (acting Head of the APHA Wildlife Zoonoses & Vector-Borne Diseases Research Group) explains why rabies is …
Sian Mitchell from APHA’s Veterinary Investigation Centre in Carmarthen, and APHA’s parasitology champion, talks about the development of the Centre of Expertise for Extensively Managed Livestock, which is a new APHA-led initiative for livestock.
Saira Cawthraw talks about DNA profiling at APHA and its use in combating rural crime.
Chris Nichols and Paul Duff blog about a seemingly anachronous topic given the recent scorching weather conditions: mass wildlife deaths associated with harsh winter weather.
The 9 to 15 July is the annual Bees’ Needs Week which is a great opportunity to find out more about how important pollinators are and how you can support them. Mark Thomas tells us how he has helped establish an apiary at APHA Weybridge.
Richard Smith, lead APHA analytical epidemiologist, talks about APHA’s 3 year study of Salmonella in pigs.