Edinburgh to host world poultry vets’ congress

Edinburgh is set to host the prestigious World Veterinary Poultry Association Congress in 2017, following a successful bid by UK vets.

During a recent meeting of the WVPA in France, the UK competed against strong bids from Budapest and Verona for the right to hold the organisation’s 20th congress. The UK team embraced the spirit of Scotland by dressing in full national costume.

The bid was led by Philip Hammond of Crowshall Veterinary Services, who explained that this would be a congress for everybody- poultry research scientists, industry and practitioners – focusing on the rich research history of the UK.

It is expected that the event will see more than 1,200 delegates from more than 70 countries joining together “to explore the past, share the present and helping to forge the future of poultry veterinary science”.

The event will be held 3-8 September 2017. A diverse programme is to be developed including subjects such as food safety, antibiotic resistance, animal welfare and developments in technology.

To find out more about the BVPA bid and congress proposals visit the BVPA website

Pictured above is the bid team, including (left to right) Helen Houghton, David Welchman, WVPA president Trevor Bagust, Philip Hammond.

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