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Shakunage Assembly

Shakunage Assembly

Shakunage Assemblies are meetings supported by ZENOAQ, with the main purpose of enhancing the quality of animal husbandry in Japan through interaction and information exchange among veterinarians and farmers. The first Shakunage Assembly was held in 1969 in Hokkaido. Since then, it has been expanded into 11 separate assemblies nationwide with continuously increasing number of participants each year, and up to a total of 1,100 participants. The study theme of each of the Shakunage Assembly will be decided by a council, mainly consisting of veterinarians from each district. This allows the assemblies to serve as platforms to find timely solutions over current district-related problems, and to provide excellent opportunities to keep participants abreast with the latest knowledge and technology.

ZENOAQ Extension Seminar

In addition, ZENOAQ also supports study seminars, which are known as ZENOAQ Extension Seminars annually. These seminars, which have branched off from the Shakunage Assembly, were initiated in 2003 with participation by approximately 50 young production animal veterinarians from regions all over Japan. These seminars serve as part of continuous education with the purpose of upgrading a veterinarian's clinical skills. Content of the seminars includes lectures, panel discussions and more importantly, hands on training. Examples of past themes include "fluid replacement therapy", "prevention and treatment of hoof disease", “Downer's syndrome” and “breeding and reproduction”.

ZENOAQ Extension Seminar

Sponsorship of the Veterinary Science Award in the Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) Annual Conference

Sponsorship of the Veterinary Science Award in the Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) Annual Conference.

The Veterinary Science Award is divided into three categories- Companion Animal, Production Animal, and Public Health. Three awards (Academic Award, Incentive Award and Performance Award) are available in each category, as part of the recognition of researchers or research groups for their achievement in their respective fields. This award is presented every year during the Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) Annual Conference. ZENOAQ has been sponsoring the awards in the category of Production Animal over the years.