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.
Flu comes and goes in many guises but little did we know that the detection of H5N8 avian flu in swans in Hungary in October was to be the forerunner of one of the largest epizootics of this disease ever recorded in Europe.
To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February), Emma Snary (Head of Dept of Epidemiological Sciences) talks about the science carried out to underpin policy in the area of animal and public health.
Paul Duff, APHA Veterinary Investigation Officer, talks about how he volunteered to help Butterfly Conservation in their project to save the marsh fritillary butterfly in Northern England.
ISO 17020 accreditation has been awarded to the APHA National Bee Unit. This is the first time a bee inspectorate has received this accreditation.
One of the Agency’s key performance indicators is for the APHA Science Advisory Board (SAB) to provide an assurance statement on the quality of the science that we carry out.
Epidemiologists at APHA have teamed up with researchers at Oxford University to try and identify what risk factors drive the spread of bovine TB in different areas.
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.
This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week and today (18 November) is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. These events are aimed at increasing awareness of antibiotic resistance and encouraging best practices to reduce emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.
In the spring of 2016 Norwegian researchers found the first European records of an emerging disease, chronic wasting disease (CWD), in reindeer and moose. Graham Smith talks about a recent workshop that took place to discuss CWD.
Sarah Stewart, APHA Stakeholder Engagement Manager, talks about the Government Science and Engineering (GSE) event that she attended with Nick Coldham, APHA Head of Bacteriology.