The FEI will be running a special session during the 2011 World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) Conference in Hyderabad, India on 2 November 2011 to mark World Veterinary Year.
2011 has been designated World Veterinary Year to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the first veterinary school in Lyons (FRA) and the birth of the modern veterinary profession.
The FEI session at the WEVA Conference will highlight the past and current contribution of the veterinary profession to equestrian sport with lectures by eminent speakers in a variety of clinical disciplines.
"FEI regulated competitions are the pinnacle of international equestrian sport," WEVA President Dr Tim Greet (UK) said.
"We are delighted that the FEI has chosen the 2011 WEVA Conference to celebrate the very long partnership between equestrian sport and veterinary surgeons. The entire WEVA Conference promises to be a very exciting event, and offers our delegates a great opportunity to visit India as well."
FEI First Vice President and Veterinary Committee Chair John McEwen commented: "It is wonderful to be celebrating 250 years of veterinary surgery in the same year as the FEI marks its 90th anniversary.
"Equestrian sport is enjoying a massive increase in popularity across the Asian continent and it is appropriate that we should mark these two anniversaries by joining forces with WEVA at its biennial Conference in Hyderabad."
For full details on the FEI session at the WEVA Conference 2001, please visit: http://www.fei.org/veterinary/weva-2011-fei-session
For further information on the 2011 WEVA Conference: http://www.weva2011india.com/ and WEVA's history and mission: http://www.wevaonline.org/
For further information on the FEI's veterinary role: http://www.fei.org/veterinary
(Source: FEI Press Release - Lausanne (SUI))
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