The cost for online access for three weeks is £35 per talk, £90 for three talks or £180 for all seven talks.
Speaker: Sara Pedersen
Digital dermatitis is a constant grumbling issue for many farmers, however, this needn't be the case. An integrated control plan incorporating best practice and responsible use of antimicrobials can bring infections under control quickly and keep them under control in the long term. This interactive talk will cover the current evidence base surrounding the treatment and prevention of digital dermatitis and the practical application of a control plan on-farm using results from a two-year case-study. Sara will also give a brief update on her PhD research on cattle foot trimming.
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Price: £35.00 inc VAT (£29.17 net)
Speaker: Joe Angell
The talk will focus on diagnosis, prevention and control of footrot and CODD, the two primary causes of lameness in sheep in the UK. It will take an evidence based and practical approach to applying the latest research in these diseases to the on farm situation.
Speaker: Simon Turner
The session will highlight the detrimental effect that poor temperament has on growth and efficiency in finishing cattle. It will also show that pregnant cows that are temperamental later produce smaller, slower growing calves and those cows that are defensiveness when they have young calves are not better mothers. It will consider the role that within-breed genetics plays in determining temperament. The latest thinking from around the world in using animal behavioural principles to aid calm cattle movement in handling systems will be described. Suggestions will be given on how these principles can be incorporated into family farm systems in Scotland at minimal cost.
Speaker: Rhona Ley
This presentation will provide the practitioner with a basic guide to the approach to investigating stillborn calves in practice. It will discuss post mortem techniques and common findings on gross post mortem. The aim of the talk is to allow the practitioner to be able to establish the time of death and recognise common causes of death.
Speaker: Valentina Busin
Sheep scab is the most important ectoparasitic disease of sheep in the UK and it represents a significant threat to both animal welfare and farm economics. Recent improvements in the understanding and diagnosis of the disease have considerably broadened the tools available to combat sheep scab. At the same time, focus on biosecurity measures and available options for treatment should never be underestimated when dealing with outbreaks.
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Speaker: Tim Geraghty
Speaker: Eileen Wall
The talk will highlight some of the recent advances in the genetic and genomic analysis of health and fitness traits in cattle. We will also discuss future developments and opportunities for vets and farmers.
Price: £90.00 inc VAT (£75.00 net)
Price: £180.00 inc VAT (£150.00 net)
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