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.
During the Awards Banquet, the Duchess Fund presented an award of appreciation to Dr. Bruce Lawhorn for his ongoing support of the Fund. The Duchess Fund was the recipient of a service organization award from Pigs as Pets Association.
Also during the banquet, it was announced that John Carr, BVSc, DPM, PhD, MRCVS (Iowa State University) has accepted a position on the Advisory Board of the Duchess Fund. He was received with a warm welcome by everyone! Dr. Carr is proposing to have the symposium at Iowa State next year.
Dr. Carr will be moderating the new RX_PetPig List (on the internet) that will begin the end of May for veterinarians and actively enrolled vet students. Should anyone have or know of a veterinarian wanting to sign on, please contact: Lana@pigsaspets.org
Everyone is grateful for the wonderful job North Carolina State University and Pig Pals of North Carolina did hosting the symposium this year. A special thanks to Dr. Kristie Karli and Dr. Allen Cannedy for their efforts to make this such a success!
It was announced that the Duchess Fund has collected 38 blood samples to be run in order to help establish normal blood chemistry reference ranges. These samples have been frozen until enough donations are received to enable these tests to be accomplished. For a donation of $25.00 or more a free Duchess Fund t shirt, autographed by Dr. Lawhorn (size Medium, Large, Extra Large) will be sent (while supplies last). You may now donate by credit card through PayPal by clicking here:
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