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Monday April 22, 2013, the Veterinary Cattle Breeders Club (VVFC; www.veefokkers.com) did organize a symposium on the end of the milk quota era in the EU. Three speakers were invited: one on the history (Mr ketelaars), one on the farmers view (Kees Romijn, LTO) and one on the effects for the veterinary business (me). In my analysis I have distinguished three effects: 1: more variation in milk prices; and thus on the state of mind of your clients. 2. an effect on the seize on thefarm, which has cosequences for the returns of a veterinary practise, becacuse larger farms spend less money per cow on veterinary services. The challenges is how to deal with that. I think that there are opportunities, but veterinary practises have to become entrepeneurs, think about new "products"to market to their clients (and to new clients) and 3 the costs of animal diseases will increase quite a lot because the costs of milk production losses will become higher. This opens opportunities for more prevetnive medicine.