At the Agripolis campus of the University of Padua, a day dedicated to animals, including conferences and blessings

Dedicated day for the health and protection of animals: It is organized by the Agripolis Veterinary Hospital of the University of Padua in Legnaro January 17thanniversary Saint Anthony Abbot, animal protector. A way to combine tradition with the science of veterinary medicine “as a key factor in the care, health and well-being of animals”.

From 2:30 p.m., the “Animal Health and Protection Day – Animal protection: from folk traditions to modern times‘, a recurring event, the theme of which this year will be exotic companion animals – reptiles, ophidians and birds – and the role of the Ministry of Health in their well-being.

The day is divided between conference, speaker discussion and ritual blessing animals admitted to the veterinary hospital, according to the tradition of Sant’Antonio Abate, handed down by the archpriest of Legnaro, Monsignor Daniele Prosdocimo. This will be followed by a merry moment including chocolate and mulled wine prepared by Pro Loco from Legnaro.

The event is free and dedicated to both professionals and those interested and caring for animal health and protection, and is one of the many initiatives organized within the Agripolis campus of the University of Padua. PUSH School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Paduafounded in 2013, has become one of the reference points in education, research and scientific innovation for the development of new knowledge in agricultural and veterinary medical fields, which group their teaching activities into three main study areas: Food, Livestock, Agriculture and Forestry.

L’Faculty Veterinary Hospitalfounded in 2010, is a center for the treatment of diseases of companion animals and horses and provides 24 hour emergency, hospitalization, expert advice in various fields of veterinary medicine, intensive care and analytical laboratory. The various services offered by the departments connected to the service also include post-mortem examinations with dedicated facilities such as autopsy, cytology and histopathology rooms. The facility has been approved by the European Association of Veterinary Education Facilities (EAEVE).

On the research front, hospital staff that also includes non-academic veterinariansworks in various sectors: from experimental radiology of skeletal adaptations in terrestrial and marine mammals to the recovery and study of injured or stranded wild animals in cooperation with the Forestry Corps and port authorities.

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