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What it's like working on the ground during a bird flu outbreak

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A bird flu warning sign on a metal fence. The sign reads 'Notice Avian Influenza Infected Place'

Between December 2016 and June 2017 the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) England and Wales dealt with 13 avian influenza infected premises. Of the 13 confirmed cases, 12 were in England and one in Wales. APHA vet Alexandra Tocu talks about her experiences with two of the cases.

Celebrating 100 years of veterinary and scientific collaboration: APHA’s Weybridge laboratory reaches its centenary

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Photo of the front of the modern day APHA building in Weybridge

Celebrating the centenary of the Animal and Plant Health Agency's Weybridge lab, Veterinary Director Simon Hall looks at the history of the site and how Government Vets are as relevant to protecting Great Britain today as they were 100 years ago.

The proud history of our Government Veterinary Services

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Photo of anthrax laboratory at Alperton Lodge in the 1910s

Next year, we will celebrate the centenary of the opening of the Central Veterinary Laboratory in Weybridge. It's a great opportunity to reflect on our achievements and look ahead at our ever-changing and interesting roles, says Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens