£15m earmarked to boost vets' research

July 26, 2002

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs this week announced a £15 million injection to boost veterinary training and research in universities.

The cash will be spent over three years and will be complemented by a five-year £25 million initiative from the Wellcome Trust to research exotic animal diseases in the UK and developing countries. The extra funds follow last week's report into foot-and-mouth by the Royal Society, which calls for £250 million to be pumped into veterinary research over ten years.

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