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Veterinary Schools
Encouraging the farm vets of the future

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The Cambridge Farm Animal Veterinary Society was established in June 2011 as a forum for Cambridge students with an interest in production animal medicine. Emily Gascoigne, president of the society, reports from its inaugural congress, which was held last month and attracted over 100 delegates from all of the UK's veterinary schools

THE main aims of the Cambridge Farm Animal Veterinary Society (CFAVS) are to promote farm animal medicine within the student population and to unite enthused students with specialists in this field.

To help fulfil these aims, the inaugural CFAVS congress was held on February 18 and 19 at Cambridge veterinary school. Tickets for the event sold out within three weeks.

The congress was a mixture of lectures and practical sessions delivered by a series of experts. On Saturday, delegates attended lectures on matters such as: ‘Lameness – a herd approach’ given by Matt Haslam of Lambert, Leonard and May; ‘A reproduction investigation on a pig unit’ by Gemma Morton of the Garth Partnership; ‘Controlling worms – why bother with SCOPS?’ by Paul Roger of Veterinary Consultancy …

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