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.
APHA scientists have contributed to a global study to understand the spread of avian influenza across continents. Veterinary Epidemiologist Dr Andrew Breed describes this work and ongoing work at APHA on the surveillance for this important disease.