Monday, 15 April 2013
Latest veterinary techniques set to spread through China
Academics responsible for training
China’s vets have been armed with the latest technologies and techniques at an educational workshop held this week at China’s . Nanjing Agricultural University
The workshop is part of an ongoing programme of events that have been put together by the
and Animals Asia. The workshop was held in partnership with University of Edinburgh , the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association and the Nanjing Public Security Bureau. Nanjing Agricultural University
The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (JMICAWE) of the
, is a hub of expertise on animal welfare science in education and research, collaborating with international partners to advance understanding of animal welfare issues. Animals Asia is an animal welfare organisation working to improve the welfare of animals in University of Edinburgh China and . Vietnam
The event will share international standards of best practice in veterinary education and promote the integration of innovative new approaches and technologies into veterinary teaching.
Following the event, a second workshop aimed at veterinary students at the
Nanjing Agricultural University will provide training in surgery, anaesthesia and dog population management by veterinary experts from the and Animals Asia through a collaborative programme with the Nanjing Public Security Bureau. University of Edinburgh
This forum will promote practical training in key analytical, problem-solving and advanced clinical veterinary skills, helping to better equip veterinarians with the skills needed to work in an increasingly global profession and to deal practically with welfare issues such as rabies and dog population management without resorting to inhumane or ineffective practices.
Heather Bacon of the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (JMICAWE) of the
commented: University of Edinburgh
“Society increasingly expects veterinarians to ensure that animals used for food, companionship or research are healthy and managed humanely. It is understood that international standards of animal welfare are vital to public health, animal disease management and the economic role of animals in society. The public expects the veterinary profession to take a leading role in promoting respect for animals in a harmonious society.”