CEU Cardenal Herrera University presents International Veterinary Week 2013, where teachers and researchers from various countries are invited to showcase their latest research in Veterinary clinical pathology, breeding, food hygiene and technology.

Mr. Santiago Vega, Dean of the Veterinary Faculty, opened the programme on March 23rd. Germs carried by human food was the topic of the inaugural lecture, given by Dr Kaspar Kovalenko from the Institute of Food and Environmental Hygiene at Latvia University of Agriculture. Dr. Kovalenko also discussed campylobacteriosis, salmonella, listeriosis and E. Coli as examples of food borne infections. Dr. Giuliano Bettini, professor of Veterinary Medical Science at the University of Bologna in Italy, analysed the diagnostic cytology of feline and can skin tumors.

Doctors Juan Cuervo, Francisco Borrego and Vicente Cervera, diplomats of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (DACVIM), presented new oncology and imaging techniques for diagnosis. Atypical opioids, such as tramadol and tapentadol, and the new frontier of anti-inflammatory drugs in veterinary medicine were discussed by Doctors Giorgi and Kim, professors at the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Pisa in Italy.


The objective of International Veterinary Week at CEU-UCH is to share teaching strategies and methodological disciplines surrounding practical and theoretical studies of Veterinary Science, particularly in a European context. The overlap of disciplines has reflected both the wide range of existing and potential synergies as well as the contact points between the institutions. The programme also aims to establish relations based on cooperation and data sharing among the different organisations in animal health standards, human health standards and consumer wellbeing.

On 27th March, Mr. Iñaki Bilbao, Research and International Relations Vice-rector, and Mr. Santiago Vega, Dean of the Veterinary Faculty, will officially close International Veterinary Week 2013 at CEU Cardenal Herrera University.

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