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Biofouling: Aliens in the Baltic Sea

Dominik Littfass, HELCOM Communication Secretary explains the biofouling – the attachment of living organisms to the hull of ships – one of the main vectors of invasions of aquatic ecosystems from alien or non-indigenous species.
safeguard crops, crops and forests

Systems approaches: Making pests run a gauntlet to safeguard crops and forests

Greg Rosenthal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service details the importance of multiple safeguards systems approaches - when it comes to making pests run a gauntlet to safeguard crops and forests.
marine conservation zones, blue belt

UK creates ‘Blue Belt’ of marine conservation zones

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today (31 May) created 41 new Marine Conservation Zones, marking an expansion to the UK's ‘Blue Belt’ that is twice the size of England.
fraudulent dog breeders

Millions raised by HMRC taskforce tackling fraudulent dog breeders

More than £5 million has been raised by a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforce tackling fraudulent dog breeders selling puppies on the black market.
save rare bees, billberry bumblebee

Caged flowers could save rare bees in the UK

A breakthrough project offering hope for one of the UK’s rarest bumblebees has been launched on the Peak District moors near Sheffield this month, with support from the National Lottery.
mindreading neurons, simulation neurons

Scientists find “mindreading” neurons in some brains

Scientists have identified special types of "mindreading" neurons that may allow us to simulate the decision-making processes of others, thereby reconstructing their state of mind and predicting their intentions.
neurotrophin signalling

Complexity of neurotrophin signalling in the nervous system

Momoko Takahashi, a Doctoral Student at Northwestern University, explains the complex research of neurotrophin signalling in the nervous system in this report.
wildlife migrations, east africa, threat to wildlife

Wildlife migrations are collapsing in East Africa

In Kenya, wildlife numbers declined by 68% in the 40-year period from 1977 to 2016 both outside and inside protected areas, writes Dr. Joseph Ogutu, Senior Statistician at the University of Hohenheim.
pig farming

Smart Agri-Systems: A resilient future for pig farming

Research at the University of Leeds provides innovative, systems-based solutions to help the UK pig farming industry navigate future challenges to resilience.
home chemical pollutants, fertility of men and dogs

Home chemical pollutants harm fertility of men and dogs

The University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs.
Finn's Law

Finn’s Law Bill passes its final Commons stages

Today the Service Animals Bill, also known as Finn's Law, passed its final Commons stages and will proceed to the House of Lords.
animal welfare, Precision Livestock Farming

European Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) for animal welfare and health

Daniel Berckmans and Tomas Norton at M3-BIORES, Catholic University of Leuven detail how European Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) benefits animal welfare and health.
marine species flock

The Antarctic notothenioid fishes: An especially interesting and unique marine species flock

Arthur L. DeVries, from the University of Illinois provides a comprehensive insight into a unique marine species flock, the Antarctic notothenioid fishes
tissue regeneration

Rediscovering observations of the environmental factors affecting tissue regeneration in aquatic species

Graciela A. Unguez, PhD, Professor of Biology and student Bahiyyih Mitchell at New Mexico State University explore the environmental factors affecting tissue regeneration in aquatic species
poultry

Woody breast: A hard problem for the poultry industry

Dr Macdonald Wick, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University’s Department of Animal Sciences explains why Woody Breast is a hard problem for the poultry industry
plant protection

How right-sizing regulation can optimise plant protection

Greg Rosenthal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service explains how right-sizing regulation can optimise plant protection
animal medicine

Animal medicine: Science in the legislative driver’s seat

Roxane Feller, AnimalhealthEurope Secretary-General shares her thoughts on the role of science in the legislative driver’s seat where animal medicine is concerned.
animal health

The global challenge of antibiotic resistance

Roxane Feller, AnimalhealthEurope Secretary-General provides a fascinating insight into the global challenge of antibiotic resistance Antibiotics have had very positive effects on animal health over the years. Our pets are living much longer than they were decades ago and livestock are raised much more efficiently through our ability to control...
polar fishes

The role of antifreeze proteins in freezing avoidance of polar fishes

Arthur L. DeVries at the Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois provides an expert insight into antifreeze proteins in polar fishes
fish immunity

Investigating how to make farmed fish immunity more robust

Dr María Ángeles Esteban’s group is searching for new biomarkers involved in fish immunity and welfare in farmed environments

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