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ILRI Graduate Fellowship – call for applications: Agro-economist MSc student, (Re-advertisement: open until a suitable candidate is selected)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is looking for an agricultural economist MSc student to work on the Nicaragua Learning Alliance for 6 months and use this assignment to complete an academic requirement of the MSc degree (final thesis, field study report, sabbatical activity report, etc). Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish are requirements; stipend is available.

For more information, please click on the link below:

Economics of Animal Health and Welfare Seminar - October 2014

The NJF (Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists) will organize a seminar on economics of animal health and welfare in Finland from 2-3 October 2014. The seminar is open to all scientists interested in the topic. Therefore, please have a look at the following link to find out more:

http://www.njf.nu/site/seminarRedirect.asp?intSeminarID=476&p=1004

Animal Health and Welfare Economics LinkedIn Group

Dear Colleagues

I started the Animal Health and Welfare Economics LinkedIn Group back in 2011 to create a specialised platform about Animal Health and Welfare Economics. The objective was to provide an interactive platform to discuss issues related to animal health and welfare economics and to share experiences, publications, and opinions among the group members. Currently the group has 52 members from around the globe and this number is increasing.

Veterinary Business and Enterprise: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Cases

This book written by Colette Henry presents readers with a unique collection of theory-based chapters and case studies that together provide a clear and practical illustration of key contemporary challenges in veterinary business management. The cases are based on real businesses within the broader veterinary sector both nationally and internationally. Each case sets a particular theme relevant to the effective and practical management of a veterinary or veterinary-related business, and presents a particular business challenge for students to solve.

Key Features:

New Webinar Plus: The economic impact of disease and interventions - what is your advice really costing your clients?

Course dates: 20th January to 16th February 2014 (online)
CPD hours: 20 hours
Course fees: £299 (RVC courses are VAT exempt)
**100% bursaries available for UK residents working in the UK agri-food sector**
(e.g. veterinarians engaged in livestock or public health)

Contact: cpd@rvc.ac.uk; +44 (0)1707 666865; www.rvc.ac.uk/cpd

Certificate in Risk Analysis in Health and Food Safety - The Royal Veterinary College and EpiX Analytics

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to remind you that the deadline for registration to the Postgraduate Certificate course in Risk Analysis in Health and Food Safety, starting March 2014, is approaching fast. The course has received great interest and we already have many registered candidates, so register now on UKPASS to ensure that you get a place!

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