WEVA 2003 Meeting in Argentina

The World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) meeting will next be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct. 15-17, 2003. A number of associations have agreed to sponsor speakers, including the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and the equine veterinary associations in Britain, Ireland, Italy, and France. The Argentine equine veterinary association will be host to the meeting. (For more information on the meeting, visit, http://www.congresosint.com.ar/weva2003/Index_eng.htm.)

Among the 10 or so veterinarians and researchers committed to speak at the meeting are Drs. Elizabeth Santschi, Fairfield Bain, Reuben J. Rose, Sue Dyson, and Warwick Bayly. There also will be shorter abstract presentations in various sessions.

The WEVA mission is to promote equine health and well-being and veterinary education in lesser privileged countries with a veterinary structure, but without access to the same physical facilities, equipment, and information base as other countries.

"We hope to continue to reach out from more fortunate parts of the globe to help places where the same opportunities don't exist," said former WEVA president Bayly. "That's the real mission, and that's what sets WEVA apart from other organizations."

WEVA also is working with other organizations to provide speakers in countries such as China, the Ukraine, and Russia, where Bayly said veterinarians were "thirsty" for information.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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