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BVA Congress
‘Paradigm has to change’ to restore global influence

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IN the UK vets have become ‘denigrated and marginalised’ in terms of their influence on top-level policymaking on veterinary and related issues, according to Peter Roeder, who delivered this year's plenary Wooldridge Memorial lecture at the BVA Congress last week. He believed that a new paradigm was needed in order to re-establish the UK profession's influence globally.

Dr Roeder, who as secretary of the Food and Agricultural Organization's Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme (GREP) helped oversee the eradication of rinderpest, set out the changes he felt were …

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