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Madingley Lecture: Brexit, animal health, welfare, superbugs and superfarms

Thu 8 March 2018

Institute of Continuing Education

A public lecture with John Fishwick, President of the British Veterinary Association.

The European Union has a huge influence on the veterinary profession here in the UK. Most of our animal health and welfare legislation comes from the EU and many of our vets and veterinary nurses have trained there. Our likely departure from the EU in March 2019 throws into sharp focus some of the issues facing the profession.

In this lecture, President of the British Veterinary Association John Fishwick considers some of these challenges, such as how we maintain a resilient veterinary workforce, and how we uphold welfare standards in both our pet animals and animals kept for food production. He will explore how vets influence the health and wellbeing of farmed animals throughout the whole food chain, and the need to maintain vigilance for guarding against both new and more familiar diseases. The issue of antimicrobial resistance and the rise of superbugs is one that threatens us all. This talk will consider what the role of vets is in this global issue and how it fits in to the concept of One Health which now dominates thinking across human and animal health.

This event is part of the Madingley Lecture series of public talks at Madingley Hall, home of the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE). This lecture series, given by eminent speakers across a wide range of subjects, is an important part of ICE's commitment to public engagement.

Cost: Free

Ages: Adults

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

Enquiries: Enquiries Website Email: enquiries@ice.cam.ac.uk


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Thu 8 March 2018 7:00PM - 8:00PM


Address: Institute of Continuing Education
Madingley Hall
CB23 8AQ
Email: enquiries@ice.cam.ac.uk
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