Commentary: WEVA Hosts First Intermediate Meeting in Africa
By Vince Gerber, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ECEIM, WEVA President
The World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) held its first intermediate meeting in Africa Feb. 22-24.
Kate Savage, BVSc (Hons), MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM; Alessandra Ramseyer, DrMedVet; Derek Knottenbelt, OBE, BVM&S, DVM&S, Dipl. ECEIM, MRCVS; and I represented WEVA at the continuing professional development meeting for equine veterinarians, with lectures and interactive workshops at the University of Nairobi Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, in Upper Kabete, Kenya. Unfortunately, Warwick Bayly, BVSc, MS, PhD, who initiated contact with the Kenya Small and Companion Animal Veterinary Association (KESCAVA), could not join us.
Fifty to 60 veterinarians from Kenya and neighboring Tanzania attended the three-day meeting, which KESCAVA organized and hosted. On the third day—which took place at the Ngong’ racecourse—26 practitioners took part in the final practical session. Veterinarian and racehorse trainer Patsy Sercombe, BVM&S, MRCVS, graciously offered some of the horses in her yard for demonstrations and practical
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