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Moredun Sheep and Cattle Health and Welfare Day


Thursday 9 January 2020

Please note: This course will attract 28 AMTRA CPD points.

Many of the vaccines, diagnostic tests and disease control strategies used on livestock farms today have been developed at Moredun, which is at the forefront of livestock disease prevention and control. Please join us for another informative day with scientists from the Moredun Research Institute, staff of Harper Adams and our sponsor MSD Animal Health.

Over recent years Moredun have produced some excellent animations to improve our understanding of the key features of some of the most challenging endemic diseases (sheep scab, BVD, roundworms and liver fluke) and these will be shown throughout the day alongside practical demonstrations. Please join us for an update on key diseases and to learn more about keeping cattle and sheep healthy to improve the sustainability of UK livestock.

Programme

Time Session
10:00 Coffee and registration
10:20 Welcome and introduction - Kate Phillips
10:25 The latest approach to sheep scab - Dr Stewart Burgess
10:45 Fighting fluke in cattle and sheep, testing and treatment strategies – Dr Philip Skuce
11:05 Control of roundworms in cattle and sheep - Dr David Bartley
11:25 Break to watch videos and visit practical demonstrations
12:00 OPA – Dr Beth Wells
12:30 Vaccine successes and those in the pipeline for the livestock sector - Dr Alasdair Nisbet
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Early detection of disease in cattle – Dr Emma Bleach
14:20 Use of the Orf vaccine – Dr Kat Baxter-Smith
14:40 Healthy livestock produce sustainable food - Dr Paul Williams
15:00 Closing thoughts – Kate Phillips
Another opportunity to watch videos and visit practical demonstrations
16:00 Close

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Please note: closing date for registration is 6 January 2020

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