Our Lent Termcard is now available! We’ve got lots of exciting talks and events planned for you this term. You can also keep up to date with all CFAVS news via our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/CFAVS/
This year the CFAVS Scanning day took place on the 25thof April at the University Farm. It was held in association with Vetsonic and Holstein UK and the 24 students attending were able to take part in 3 different activities running throughout the day. The students were divided into 3 groups and were rotated between the activities which consisted of: PD Scanning with Clare Walsh and Ray Rochester from Vetsonic, demonstrations of linear assessment in a dairy herd with Philip Oliver from Holstein UK, and farm walks discussing the general veterinary management of dairy herds with Maedee Burge Rogers who is a Farm Animal Junior Clinical Training Scholar at the vet school.
The day was a huge success with the students getting one to one guidance by the Vetsonic team catered to their level of experience and having the opportunity to try using different types of scanners. The talks by both Philip Oliver and Maedee Burge Rogers highlighted different aspects of dairy farm management which can lead to reduced herd productivity and increased disease incidence, focusing mainly on housing and dietary management and selecting for improved cow conformation.
To view all the pictures from the event click the following link to our album on facebook:
As always, you can keep up to date with CFAVS events and interesting farm animal news via our facebook page:
The CFAVS have appointed a new committee for 2015/16:
President – Alec Kemp
Vice-President – Oli Franks
Secretary – Rob Hall
Treasurer – Hannah Cairns
Publicity – Rhonda Shiels
Pre-clin Rep – Jade Harding
BCVA Rep – Harry Williams
We are beavering away planning exciting talks and events for the next year, including the always fabulous Barn Dance next Lent Term. Follow us on facebook for news and updates:
The hugely popular CFAVS Barn Dance returns this term on Saturday 24th January. Tickets will be going on sale soon, so keep an eye on your emails and the Facebook event to find out more.
We look forward to seeing you there for some classic farm fun!
As many of you already know, we held a competition for a new CFAVS logo to go on our stash. Many congratulations to Matthew Meek (4th Year) for his baaaaaaaaa-rilliant entry, it will be featured on our new sweatshirts!
The CFAVS is happy to announce the committee for 2014/15:
President – Lucia Burd
Vice President – Mary Tivey
Secretary – Emma Rigby
Treasurer – Louise Pickett
Pre-Clin Rep – Ellie Drabble
BCVA Rep – Becky Howard
Publicity – Holly Game
Webmaster – Bethany Eastwood
We’ve got an exciting year planned and can’t wait to get started!
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CFAVS is a society of farm animal enthusiasts which aims to hold and promote talks and events of a veterinary and/or farm animal content.
If you are a member of CUVS, you automatically receive membership to CFAVS. If not, just apply to the committee!