Friday, November 04, 2011

FEI's Princess Haya opens World equine vet conference

Horsetalk.co.nz - Full Article

November 4, 2011

FEI President HRH Princess Haya gave the opening address at the 2011 World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) Conference in India on Wednesday, noting the 250th anniversary of the first veterinary school in Lyons, France, and the birth of the modern veterinary profession.

She addressed 600 delegates, including key members of the world's equine industry, breeders and leading equine veterinarians, at the conference in the historic city of Hyderabad.

"The events organised around the world to mark World Veterinary Year have demonstrated the crucial role veterinarians play in improving animal health, pushing the boundaries of biomedical research and protecting the environment," Princess Haya said.

"The challenge is to better serve the wider equestrian community by leading and taking courageous and sometimes difficult decisions while ensuring that our horses, our industry, our sport, our food supplies and the future scientific breakthroughs needed the world over are protected in all ways..."

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