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Selective Dry Cow Therapy on Scottish Dairy Farms

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Selective Dry Cow Therapy on Scottish Dairy Farms

Date: 27th November 2019

Location: Radstone Hotel 3 Ayr Rd, Shawsburn, Larkhall ML9 2TZ

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free

This conference is part of a KTIF project sponsored by the Scottish Government and lead by SAC Consulting, in conjunction with Zoetis, Muller and the University of Edinburgh.

Dairy cattle in shed

The project aimed to reduce antibiotic use through the use of selective dry cow therapy (SDCT) and has involved dairy farms in Aberdeenshire and Ayrshire. Their results have been closely monitored over a two year period to evaluate the effect of SDCT on mastitis rates and dry period performance and these will be presented and discussed. 

Keynote speaker: Dr James Breen, University of Nottingham and EBVC

This is a great opportunity to hear from Dr James Breen, a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s Recognised Specialist in cattle health and production and one of the team behind the AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan. James divides his time between the University of Nottingham Veterinary School and working for the Evidence Group and will discuss
the important factors for making selective dry cow therapy a success.

The results of a three year project looking at reducing antibiotic use through selective dry cow therapy and the effect on udder health in Scottish dairy herds will also be presented.

Project Findings:

  • The Effect of Selective Dry Cow Therapy on Udder Health, Lorna MacPherson, SAC Consulting
  • Antibiotic Use and Welfare Initiatives, Lucy Squire, Müller
  • Selective Use of Antibiotic Dry Cow Therapy in Dairy Herds: Research Evidence, Cow Selection and Monitoring Outcomes, James Breen, University of Nottingham and EBVC
  • Selective Dry Cow Therapy – A Farmer’s Perspective, Bruce Mackie, Rora Dairy

Registrations and tea / coffee from 10am with a 10.30am start.

To book your place on this event then contact Janis Forrest by emailing or calling 0131 603 7525

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