We did quite some gaming and saw the big five and a lot of other interesting animals. Thanks to Willem and Madaleen Schultheis, who were so friendly that we could use their car during the conference!! Some foto’s are attached.
But I do not write this blog to share holiday pictures. It is about management of animal health and I did give a number of presentations at the conference. The first was a generic presentation on new developments in the Dutch dairy industry that I thought are interesting for veterinarians in general: automation, abolishment of the quota system and the reduction in the use of antibiotics.
The second was on reproduction, where I presented quite some of the PhD work of Chaidate Inchaisri (I have written before about that work earlier) and some new material of Niels Rutten, who is currently doing a PhD. The third presentation was to replace somebody who unfortunately could not attend the meeting and the topic he was to present about was economics of mastitis, that was something I could do quite quickly, since I have a lot of material about mastitis readily available. In fact it was a presentation I gave before in Spain