Is a dog a man’s best friend? CABI symposium to provide the answers
International experts on pet behaviour will present talks on The Human-Animal Bond at a free Symposium held at this year’s London Vet Show. Taking place in the Henley Room on Friday 16 November 2012 at 9-12.30 the symposium, which is organised by not-for-profit publisher CABI in partnership with the London Vet Show, will discuss the Human-Animal Bond and what it means in veterinary practice.
World renowned experts in animal behaviour, speaking on new insights in the area of animal companionship, will include Professor Alan Beck, Director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University, Dr Sandra McCune, Research Manager for Human-Animal Interaction Research Programme, Dr. John Bradshaw, Director of the Anthrozoology Institute at University of Bristol, and Professor Daniel Mills, Professor of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine at University of Lincoln. For a full schedule of the symposium visit the association rooms schedule at www.londonvetshow.co.uk/association-rooms/
Following the symposium event attendees can take the opportunity to meet Dr John Bradshaw, keynote speaker and author of 2nd edition of the highly successful book The Behaviour of the Domestic Cat, at CABI stand H48 where copies of this new publication will be available for sale.
Robert Taylor, Head of Veterinary Publishing at CABI, believes this symposium will provide a fascinating insight for all veterinarian practitioners;
“The Human-Animal Bond is the dynamic relationship between people and animals in which each influences the psychological and physiological state of the other. Understanding this relationship, and the benefits that come when the relationship works well, and the problems created when it doesn’t, is a key part of the veterinarian’s role. This symposium brings together four internationally recognised experts to explore this fascinating subject.”
Tickets for the symposium are available to all visitors to the London Vet Show. To book your place visit CABI on stand H48 or register online at www.cabiwelfare.eventbrite.com/?ebtv=C