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‘Tails’ from the new Small Animal Species Expert Group

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This month is National Pet Month, promoting responsible pet ownership and awareness of the mutual benefit of living with pets. In this blog, Gillian Diesel, Veterinary Lead for the Small Animal Species Expert Group, talks about her role in setting up this new expert group at APHA and how pets have been important in her own life.

A bite size introduction to APHA’s role in combating Malaria

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Although human malaria is no longer present in the UK, it is still prevalent in many tropical regions of the world. In this blog, APHA’s Dr Nick Johnson, whose research focuses on mosquito- and tick-borne diseases, provides a brief overview of malaria and how APHA plays a role in detecting the malaria parasite.

APHA helps junior scientists grow in their careers

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APHA participates in science programmes to benefit UK science, which enables young scientists to develop their scientific expertise and careers, with a One Health agenda, at our world-renowned laboratory facilities in Surrey and sometimes with our partners abroad. Hear about the experiences of one such scientist, Taylor Hanford, as he embarked on a PhD project taking him from our headquarters in Surrey to Brittany, France.

Investing in the UK’s science capability in animal health

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Hear from APHA’s new Director of Science and Transformation, Dr Jenny Stewart, as she talks about plans to redevelop the Weybridge site to enhance its capability and reputation as a world-class science centre to support APHA’s mission to safeguard animal health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy.

How do you feed an oral contraceptive to 2.5 million grey squirrels?

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Marking this year’s Red Squirrel Appreciation Day, APHA’s Sarah Beatham describes her work, now entering its 4th year of research on developing an oral contraceptive for grey squirrels whilst protecting our native red squirrels and other mammals from eating it.

APHA at the heart of the biggest ever outbreak of bird flu in GB

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The bird ‘flu risk to the UK has resulted in APHA confirming a record high number of cases this winter season. We have a major emergency impacting all corners of the UK: learn how we have ramped up to meet the demand and support swift control plus what you can do to help slow the spread of this disease.

Exploding animal populations – how can we co-exist?

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Using contraceptives to slow reproductive rates in exploding animal populations may offer an extra tool to manage human-wildlife conflicts. In this blog, we hear from senior ecologist, Giovanna Massei, as she outlines this global issue and humane, evidence-based and sustainable solutions.