Presentation at Cambridge University Veterinary Zoological Society (CUVZS)

Thrilled to have given a talk to CUVZS students about feeding and nutrition of birds yesterday.

It’s always a pleasure to share the stage with John and Margaret Cooper.

John discussed the ‘importance of avian nutrition’, and Margaret the ‘legal and ethical considerations of feeding birds.’

We were also joined by Rosie Haith who gave an insightful talk on the ‘importance of a scientific approach to diets and feeding’ highlighting the giant leap Haith’s has made in its award-winning Super-Clean bird seed quality control project.

My view: If we’re going to feed wildlife (and I personally believe that we should) we must ideally do so with high-quality, safe diets.

The CUVZS students were then given a demonstration by John Cooper of simple QC tests, and they then took part in a practical session (reporting their findings to fellow students and speakers).

A productive event.

Thanks to CUVZS for the invite (and pizza/chocolates).

Here’s the final slide from my presentation:

Simon

4 thoughts on “Presentation at Cambridge University Veterinary Zoological Society (CUVZS)

  1. Dear Simon

    Thank you.

    We too thought the lectures to the Cambridge veterinary students went well last night. It was good to see the next generation of

    veterinary surgeons taking seriously the feeding of birds, both in the wild and in captivity. (*Please add here (for FFON) what you *

    *said about vets in your final slide last night).*

    A weekend of writing coming up. Editors are pressing us for articles and chapters. The price of hiding away last month in Kenya!

    Best wishes

    John and Margaret Cooper

    On Fri, 25 Oct 2019 at 11:00, The Frightened Face of Nature (FFON) wrote:

    > Simon H King posted: “Thrilled to have given a talk to CUVZS students > about feeding and nutrition of birds yesterday. It’s always a pleasure to > share the stage with John and Margaret Cooper. John discussed the > ‘importance of avian nutrition’, and Margaret the ‘legal and ” >

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