Veterinary investigation Officer, Adrienne Mackintosh, based at APHA’s Carmarthen Veterinary Investigation Centre, talks about her role and its impact.
In the next in our series of blogs about the work of the Surveillance and Laboratory Services Department (SLSD), we showcase some of the varied testing that we do in the department, and shine a light on some of the …
Kirsty Line, head of APHA’s Surveillance and Laboratory Services Department, introduces a series of blogs about the work of the department.
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, …
Amanda Carson, Veterinary Lead for the Small Ruminant Expert Group, talks about how she is engaging with farmers to investigate sheep diseases.
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 …
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.
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.