THE DUCHESS FUND 2004 REVIEW
In June of this year, the Duchess Fund again sponsored
the attendance of swine expert, Bruce Lawhorn, DVM, MS
of Texas A&M University at the Sixth Annual Pet Pig
Symposium at Iowa State University. This was hosted by
John Carr, BVSc, DPM, PhD, MRCVS, who did a marvelous
job. This was an awesome symposium with great speakers
and many interesting and unusual surgeries. It really is
encouraging to see this kind of education happening
every year to benefit our pet pigs. We look forward to
next years symposium at the University of Tennessee.
The Duchess Fund
sponsored the attendance of Dr. Bruce Lawhorn of Texas
A&M University once again this year. Pigs as Pets
Association symposium was held at North Carolina State
University which included wet labs for the veterinarians
as well as lectures for veterinarians and pig owners.
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This year, Pigs
As Pets Association will have their fifth annual
Potbellied Pig Symposium at North Carolina State
University. This event is scheduled for May 2-4, 2003
and is hosted by Pig Pals of North Carolina and NCSU.
Once again the
Duchess Fund will sponsor the attendance of Dr. Bruce
Lawhorn, Professor/Extension Swine Veterinarian at Texas
As you know
by now the Duchess Fund was honored to sponsor the
attendance of Bruce Lawhorn, DVM, MS, at the Annual
Potbellied Pig Symposium in Ft. Myers, Florida in April,
2002. Unfortunately, time constraints prohibited him
from addressing the subject of annual vaccinations
for potbellied pigs. Vaccination protocols for
potbellied pigs have been a focus of many discussions so
he was kind enough to write the following article for us
to submit and share with others. Thanks once again to
Dr. Lawhorn for his commitment, dedication, generosity
and assistance! Click Here For Full
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