A webinar held by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will feature vet experts to discuss approaches to calf pneumonia.

The webinar, ‘A holistic approach to calf pneumonia’, will be held from 7:30p.m until 8:45p.m on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

Dr Jenny Gibbons or AHDB will be joined in the discussion by vet experts Kat Hart of the George Vet Group and Dr Ginny Sherwin of the University of Nottingham.

The three will also be joined by dairy farmer Mike King, who has taken steps to reduce the impact of pneumonia on his farm.

The webinar will cover:

  • What pneumonia is and its causes;
  • Clinical and subclinical impacts and the financial implications;
  • Identifying the source of your challenge;
  • Measuring the success of planning, preventing and protecting;
  • The importance of early diagnosis and rearers feeling confident in how to treat cases;
  • How to reduce the stress of outbreaks on calf-rearers.

AHDB said those registering early for the event will be able to request a free delegate pack in the post containing a calf thermometer, an environment thermometer and other resources.

“Pneumonia is well documented as one of the biggest challenges in calf rearing in both beef and dairy systems, and with winter nearly upon us, focusing on positive management now will save you stress and cost, not just for now but throughout the lifetime of your calves,” AHDB said.

“We look forward to you sending in your questions and pneumonia management-related experiences for discussion during the webinar.”