Autumn brings rare butterflies and moths to UK shores Butterflies

Summer butterflies have just about disappeared in the autumn rains. But there’s always an autumnal surprise when rare butterflies – and moths – are blown on to our shores. Esme Barkham with a moth. Photograph: Handout My mother recently sent me a photo of a heavy moth resting on washing drying on her line. To … Read more

Autumn has arrived in the UK – but the season is not like it used to be Autumn

Eearly morning light is filtering through the trees. Here and there, sprigs of lichen and clusters of fungi peep out from the carpet of orange leaves that is covering the dark, damp ground. Somewhere overhead, hidden in the branches of the forest, a goldcrest is calling. This weekend is officially the first weekend of autumn … Read more

Priority cull report key feature in Johne’s control in autumn

A priority cull report, a tool to improve Johne’s disease management in dairy herds, will be the focus of a series of Johne’s masterclasses for vets. Developed by the Action Group on Johne’s, the report is included in NMR’s (formerly known as National Milk Records) Johne’s screening service, HerdWise, from October 1. NMR vet Karen … Read more

Autumn dangers poster campaign launches

An animal health company has launched a new poster campaign to emphasize the need for speed if pets are affected by common seasonal toxins. Veterinary practices are being offered the chance to display the TVM-UK artwork in their waiting rooms in a bid to raise owners’ awareness of common autumnal dangers to pets. Toxic substances … Read more

In-person return for soft tissue association’s autumn meeting

The Association of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgeons (AVSTS) is returning to in-person CPD from the autumn after a gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The association’s annual meeting, on 4 to 5 November, will take place at The Queens Hotel, Leeds and feature a range of subjects under the banner of “Advances in head and … Read more