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World Rabies Day 2017

World Rabies Day is tomorrow on September 28th, 2017, and marks the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur who developed the first rabies vaccine. Fortunately, this zoonotic disease doesn’t directly impact our pets in the UK; however, globally, over 50,000 human deaths are due to canine rabies, with domestic dogs causing 99% of the deaths.  World Rabies Day is promoted by numerous international organizations including the WHO, FAO, OIE & CDC and aims to promote global advocacy and awareness about the impacts of the disease. This year’s theme is Rabies: Zero by 30, which reflects the objective of eliminating all human deaths caused by canine rabies by 2030. With the help of your university’s Shelter Medicine Clubs, show your support by fundraising for one of many non-profit organizations like Mission Rabies & GARC. You can find more information about these organizations in the links provided. You can register any events you have organised at:

Radha Varadharajan, IVSA UK & Ireland Veterinary Public Health Officer


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World Aquatic Veterinary Association Conference, Romania, 2017

Student price: €75.00

– Full Conference: Scientific Sessions, Conference Proceedings, Badge, Certificate of attendance, Banquet, Coffee breaks and lunch.
– Regular price €75
– Onsite price €100

Held in the marvellous city of Tirgu Mures located into the heart of Transylvania, Romania.

From September 12th to 14th, 2017, WAVMA are organizing a Scientific Conference providing insights into the current concepts and practices in Aquaculture and Ornamental Fish. Colleagues from all over the world are welcome to both events.

We will create an event which everyone interested in aquatic animal health and husbandry won’t forget!

WAVMA Conference and Annual General Meeting – 2017 – Tirgu Mures | Romania
Tuesday 12 September – Thursday 14 September