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Letter from the chairman Dear Colleagues, We have come to the last newsletter of the year. Some educational reading in between casting your rod into the cool waters of the coast or as your fire burns to braai ready coals. I am sure that you will all agree it was a busy year, they do not seem to get less busy. It started with an expanded congress that was well attended by members and trade. Next year’s congress will be a bit smaller, but is already promising to be interesting with a legal update, nutrition, parasite control and some of the regular topics. There will again be pre-congress workshops. It will be held near Lanseria, please see the flyer for the congress and keep space on your diary to be enlightened and for a catch up and “kuier”. Dr Luca Mendes has written two articles on forensic post mortem of a poached rhino from a veterinary perspective and an investigation of a suspected anthrax case. Dr Rick Last has again given us an interesting case of a springbok with lumpy skin disease. There have been many members over the year pushing the interests of the group such as Joseph van Heerden, Gary Bauer, Stuart Mckernan, Johan Marais and of course the committee. Thank you for the work that you have done, which often goes unnoticed, but helps maintain and improve our working environment. We hope you get some rest and family time over the festive time and be blessed. Happy vetting Greg 2017 December 3