39th WAHVM International Congress

2010 Congress-Antalya MarinaIn September 2010, we met in beautiful and historic Antalya, Turkey, and discussed topics such as the history of veterinary education in Turkey, Europe, North America, and Latin America; the movement of diseases such as anthrax and rinderpest in animal populations around the world; how and why animal protection societies became established; and many other topics that linked the history of veterinary medicine and animal disease in the Middle East with that of other parts of the world. We enjoyed very warm hospitality from our hosts, the Turkish Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine and Professional Ethics. Discussions continued over raki andbeyaz peynir, and even while swimming in the Mediterranean Sea! Tours to nearby archaeological sites and a gala banquet capped off a delightful experience that none of us will ever forget.