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A little knowledge of anatomy can prove useful to more than a veterinary career as both staff and students at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) discovered just before Christmas. In the first of a new ‘veterinary life skills’ series of lectures, John Hutchinson (above), professor of evolutionary biomechanics at the RVC, delivered a lecture on turkeys in general, and their anatomy in particular, before explaining and demonstrating how to carve one – informing the audience of the correct names of the various muscles as he did so. Over 100 people attended the lecture, which came with the added bonus of turkey buns and cranberry sauce. Funds raised by the event will support the RVC's final-year review.

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