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Struggles in Rural Veterinary Practices

Successful Farming (June 17) – Many new students know nothing about the livestock industry, says Brian Aldridge, professor, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. “We think about education as inspiration as much as information. We want to open their minds, their curiosity, their compassion for livestock farming and a secure food chain. The older curriculum was designed around diseases and drugs. To be a successful livestock veterinarian, it’s much broader. You must be data literate.”