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International Development
An insight into veterinary education in Iraq
  1. Kareema A. Al-Salihi
  1. Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq
  1. e-mail: elsalihi{at}


Iraq has a long-standing, well-established history of veterinary education, says Kareema Al-Salihi of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Baghdad university. However, it is currently in an ‘unenviable’ situation, with depleted resources following years of economic sanctions, and a lack of facilities and equipment as a result of financial constraints imposed by the Gulf wars. Professor Al-Salihi argues that there is now an urgent need to revitalise the system of veterinary education in Iraq and discusses ways in which this might be achieved.

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