31st August – Pseudoscience in veterinary practice – Dr Danny Chambers, Veterinary Surgeon

A Quack Quack here and a Quack Quack there

You may be surprised to hear that the anti-vaccination movement is not restricted to human medicine – animal owners are increasingly turning their back on conventional medicine and seeking out unproven alternatives such as homeopathy, chiropractic or feeding raw meat- often at the detriment of their animal’s health. You might be even more surprised to learn about the myriad other forms of pseudoscience animals are subjected to, including the common practice of ‘horse psychics’. Danny Chambers will discuss the use of pseudoscience encountered in veterinary practice, and the implications this has on both animal and human health and wellbeing.

Dr Danny Chambers

Danny grew up on a farm in Devon, graduated from Liverpool Vet School, and has written about and campaigned against the use of pseudoscience in veterinary practice.

Danny has campaigned for years for the need for more scientists in politics to tackle global issues such as climate change, the risk of pandemics and the growing challenge of antimicrobial resistance. To this end, he is standing to be the next Liberal Democrat MP for Winchester.

He enjoys mountain biking (badly) and playing the guitar (badly).

Danny occasionally writes for New Scientist magazine.

Usual Info

Talks are on the last Wednesday of every month,  at 7:00 for 7:30, at The Arc in Winchester. Admission is £5 which also gives you an entry in the book raffle. We take cash and cards (cards preferred).

The event is in two parts – the talk and then a Q&A after the interval. We encourage you to support The Arc by indulging in the available drinks and snacks before and during the event.

There is a small car park adjacent to The Arc, or use the nearby Tower car park. You are also welcome to join us for the traditional post-talk curry.