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Annual workshop of the Animal Health and GHG Emissions Intensity Network – 15 March 2015

The second annual workshop of the Animal Health and GHG Emissions Intensity network will be held on Sunday 15 March 2015 (full day event) in the margins of Climate-Smart Agriculture 2015 Global Science Conference at Le Corum, Montpellier, France. For more information, please click the link below.

What vets need to know about business

In familiarising myself with the international veterinary profession during 2014, there were two events that provided me with startling exposure regarding what vets need to know about business.  The events were the American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Economic Summit (28 October, 2014) and the London Vet Show (20-21 November, 2014).

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SVEPM workshop “Economics of animal health: principles and practices for improved decision making”

A pre-SVEPM conference workshop will take place in Ghent, Belgium on Wednesday 25th March 2015. The workshop will deal with the economics of animal health and will be organised by Erwin Wauters, Jef Van Meensel (Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research – Social Sciences Unit) and Johannes Charlier (Ghent University – Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology).

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Thank you!

Back in August I wrote an essay discussing the importance of veterinary economics in undergraduate education and amazingly won a trip to the second NEAT Annual Meeting in Wageningen. Unfortunately due to the unforgiving commitment of rotations I was unable to attend.  However, I was able to attend the London Vet Show this weekend instead, with considerable thanks to Barbara Haesler and many others at the RVC, who very kindly worked to make this possible. 

Call for Papers - “Policies for Competitive Smallholder Livestock Production” Conference

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) will hold a conference with the theme “Policies for Competitive Smallholder Livestock Production”. The conference will take place in Gaborone, Botswana from 4-6 March 2015.

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NEAT project in FVE newsletter

In the November issue of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe's (FVE) newsletter the first page is specifically dedicated to the NEAT project and its importance. In this article Jan Vaarten (FVE Executive Director) explains why a sound education in Economics of Animal Health (EAH) "will help to become a more effective veterinary professional".

If you want to read more about NEAT and other veterinary topics, have a look here.

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