The Animal Disease Testing Service, or ADTS, is an innovative digital sample submission service for private vets. Launched last year as part of the surveillance and diagnostic testing service it is delivered by APHA’s Surveillance and Laboratory Services Department (SLSD). Kirsty Line, …
Today, 14th November, is GIS Day and to mark the occasion, Animal and Plant Health Agency staff explain the role that GIS plays in safeguarding animal and plant health in the United Kingdom.
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 …
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.
Maps of livestock populations across Great Britain produced by APHA’s Livestock Demographic Data Groups (LDDGs) have been externally published for the first time. Jane Tennant, from APHA's Science, Strategy & Planning team, talks about their relevance and current work being done by the LDDG groups.
Chris Nichols interviews David Everest of the Pathology Department at APHA Weybridge about how work in the bio-imaging unit led him and colleagues to undertake a long-term study on adenovirus in UK captive red squirrel breeding programmes.