Lent Termcard 2016

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/

CFAVS Lent Termcard

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CFAVS Scanning Day 2015 Report

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.10389689_1584075478543791_3612720260426951396_n

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.

Due to the fierce demand for the limited number of spaces we were able to offer for this event and how helpful the experience gained was, we are hoping to run similar events in the near future.11012997_1584075521877120_2204775352599200113_n

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:



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New CFAVS Committee for 2015/16!

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:


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Barn Dance 2015!

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!

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CFAVS Logo Competition!

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!CFAVS logo

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CFAVS Welcomes New Committee!

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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Like things that go MOO? Identify the breeds of sheep you drive past on your way to EMS? Do you associate AI with farm animals rather than computers and robots? If so, join the rest of us!

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!

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