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.
In the last few years, APHA has introduced several new tools and technologies to help in the fight against bovine tuberculosis (bTB). Find out more in this blog by our Lead Scientist for TB, Dr Phil Hogarth.
Learn how our scientists joined forces with experts in 12 European countries to reduce the spread of Salmonella and hepatitis E virus in pigs and their work to help limit the risk to public health.
Improving diversity in construction is at the heart of a major government infrastructure project to redevelop the UK’s primary capability for animal health science at Defra’s Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) in Weybridge.
An increase in online plant sales has brought an increased threat of plant pests and diseases. Dan Munro, Senior Technical Manager for Plant Passporting at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), explains what we are doing to reduce these risks.
Zoe Treharne, APHA's Avian Species Expert Group Lead, talks about our first face-to-face annual Avian Science Day event held in three years. Learn more about the event and how to register your interest in attending future events.
On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we hear from Dr Jenny Stewart, APHA’s Director of Science and Transformation, as she shares some personal thoughts to accompany a video from a small selection of our female science staff.
Our APHA Weybridge science team that provided rapid science evidence informing disease control policy for 2021/22 avian influenza outbreak, which is continuing, has been made joint winner of the Nobel House Prize.
Hear from Government Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance, as he recently joined APHA’s Chief Executive Officer, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer and Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser at APHA’s headquarters at Weybridge to learn more about the importance of APHA’s scientific expertise and redevelopment, as the UK government’s primary capability for animal health science.
APHA’s Rabies and Viral Zoonoses workgroup undertake work to reduce the risk of rabies and protect animals and humans in the UK and abroad. In this blog, we hear from Dr. Guanghui Wu as she talks about this important area of work and her passion stemming from an early childhood experience.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when microorganisms no longer respond to medicines used to treat infection. Learn how APHA and partners are helping to tackle the threat of AMR in Qatar and Bangladesh.