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IN a further tribute to Patrick Desmond Langford Guilbride (VR, January 21, 2012, vol 170, p 81), Peter Ellis writes: Many people around the world will have been saddened to hear of the death of Pat Guilbride in Rosetta, South Africa. Pat was a truly remarkable man who devoted his working life to the improvement of the health and productivity of farm animals in developing countries and, in so doing, furthered the welfare of the communities that depended on them. His professional contributions were so widespread that anyone interested should read his fascinating and amusing book ‘Far Away Cows’.
Pat was born in England but spent his early childhood in Uganda. He returned to the UK for most of his education, completing the MRCVS diploma course at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, together with a BSc degree from Edinburgh university, in 1942. He applied to serve in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps but was diverted to the Colonial Veterinary Service in 1943. His first assignment was …