google-site-verification: google28f501b00d980d5f.html Veterinarians asked to 'Run to help beat Rabies in Africa' for WSAVA - Vetpol Community

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Veterinarians asked to 'Run to help beat Rabies in Africa' for WSAVA

Collapse
X
Collapse

  • Veterinarians asked to 'Run to help beat Rabies in Africa' for WSAVA

    Click image for larger version

Name:	WSAVA logo.jpg
Views:	19
Size:	348.7 KB
ID:	32088

    Delegates to WSAVA World Congress 2015 are being urged to raise funds to control rabies in Africa by signing up for the third 'Fun(d) Run' organized by the WSAVA's charitable Foundation.

    WSAVA World Congress takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 15-18 May 2015. A 5 km run and 3 km walking course through the heart of the city are being created and the event will take place during Congress. Proceeds will be used by the WSAVA Foundation's AFSCAN initiative to help launch a project in Africa to fight rabies in the most exposed countries and areas.

    The African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN), launched in early 2014, aims to advance standards of veterinary care across Africa through facilitating the creation of a sustainable network of companion animal veterinarians, associations and specialist groups in Sub-Saharan Africa. One Health is a focus for AFSCAN, making the surveillance and control of diseases, such as rabies, a priority for activity. AFSCAN has Zoetis as its major supporter.

    Commenting, Dr Gabriel Varga, Chairman of the AFSCAN Board and Director of Business Operations for Zoetis North Europe region, said: "The AFSCAN project has ambitious goals to transform the veterinary landscape across Africa and to make strides in controlling dangerous but preventable diseases, such as rabies.

    "Our event in Bangkok will be our Third Fun(d) Run and we are delighted at the enthusiastic support it is receiving, which grows every year. More than 300 veterinarians braved challenging weather to take part in the event in Cape Town in September 2014!
    "The proceeds from both of our previous runs were donated to Mission Rabies, a project led by Worldwide Veterinary Services (WVS) and Dogs Trust, which is contributing to work to eliminate rabies from the world by 2030 by running mass dog vaccination campaigns in disease hotspots in India and Africa.

    "Our WSAVA Foundation Fun(d) Run and Walk for 2015 will be even bigger and better, with medals for the fastest 15 men and women. We hope it will be very well supported to enable us to get our rabies project, which we are running in partnership with Mission Rabies, off to the best possible start.

    "We hope all delegates will want to take part, either in the Fun(d) Run itself or in the more leisurely walk - and that they will encourage their friends to sign up too!"

    The WSAVA Foundation's Fun(d) Runs are kindly supported by Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Zoetis. Register now to participate in the 2015 Fun(d) Run

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Fun(d) Run 2014.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	600.3 KB
ID:	32087
    Attached Files
      Posting comments is disabled.

    Article Tags

    Collapse

    Latest Articles

    Collapse

    • Spvs salary survey 2017
      Jo Kitson


      SPVS Salary Survey reports change to gender pay gap
      SPVS have published their salary survey results for 2017 via their new platform, drawing responses from 700 veterinary surgeons and 630 veterinary nurses.

      Salaries are calculated by including any additional benefits received such as CPD, professional subscriptions, vehicle and accommodation.

      The proportion of respondents receiving a pension contribution from their employer has increased dramatically,
      ...
      18-01-2018, 08:09 PM
    • New study investigates horse owners’ knowledge of laminitis and how it affects horse care decisions
      Jo Kitson


      A new study, supported by SPILLERS®, in collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), aims to shed light on UK horse owners’ understanding of laminitis and whether or how this may influence their horse management practices. Ultimately the outcome should help define the most effective ways to convey evidence-based science to horse owners in order to improve equine health and welfare.

      Equine laminitis is a painful, debilitating foot condition, often necessitating
      ...
      18-01-2018, 08:02 PM
    • Osteoarthritis must be ‘higher priority’ if vets are to help manage chronic cases
      Jo Kitson
      Leading osteoarthritis (OA) experts are urging vets to place OA treatment further up the list of priorities if they are to help address a common, long-term problem. Speaking at a recent round table discussion in central London, experts from the UK and the US met to discuss how OA can be better managed by vets and how improved client communication is key to successful diagnoses and management of the disease.

      “The main challenges around managing and treating osteoarthritis for vets is


      ...
      18-01-2018, 07:57 PM
    • 2017 UK's worst year for Alabama Rot
      Jo Kitson


      Vets have confirmed that 2017 was officially the UK’s worst year for cases of the deadly dog disease Alabama Rot, after the number of confirmed cases almost doubled compared to 2016.

      Eight new cases from December, and two in January 2018, have just been confirmed by Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, taking the total number of cases in 2017 to 37.

      There have now been 122 cases in the UK since the disease was first detected in 2012.

      The ten
      ...
      18-01-2018, 07:48 PM
    • Free Hepatic Encephalopathy webinar hosted by ROYAL CANIN
      Jo Kitson


      On Tuesday 20th February at 8.00pm, Cécile Dor DVM MRCVS, University of Nottingham resident in Small Animal Internal Medicine (working from Pride Veterinary Centre) will tackle the topic of Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE), helping us understand how and why the condition occurs as well as sharing her approach to acute management and long-term nutritional strategy.

      Graduating from the Veterinary University of Paris in 2013, Cécile’s experience includes first opinion practice
      ...
      17-01-2018, 11:37 AM
    • Magic Touch for VMA Annual Awards!
      Jo Kitson


      The Veterinary Marketing Association (VMA) is delighted to announce that, magician, hustler and winner of Celebrity MasterChef 2016, Alexis Conran, is to host its flagship Annual Awards event at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel in March.

      VMA Awards Chair Claire Edmunds is thrilled with the announcement: “Alexis is yet another first for the awards – mixing magic, entertainment and education he will be a truly unique host – be prepared for some surprises!”

      ...
      17-01-2018, 11:29 AM
    Working...
    X