Harper Adams to host sheep and cattle health day

Five scientists from the Moredun Research Institute will be at Harper Adams University College on Tuesday, January 8 to provide vets, farmers and SQPs with practical disease control briefings on some of the key animal health issues facing the UK sheep and cattle sectors.

Event organiser Kate Phillips from Harper Adams said: “Many of the vaccines, diagnostic tests and disease control strategies employed on UK livestock farms were developed at Moredun.

“Its scientists have developed some brilliant animations to explain the features of some of our most problematic endemic diseases and this is a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of these key industry challenges.”

The knowledge transfer day is supported by MSD Animal Health and will include a mix of presentations, practical demonstrations and videos.

Topics to be covered include the control of diseases such as:

  • Sheep scab;
  • Liver fluke;
  • Toxoplasma and neospora abortion; and
  • Cryptosporidiosis in calves.

The event is likely to attract CPD points for SQPs and is being held between 10:00am and 3:30pm at the University’s Regional Food Academy.

To register to attend or for more information visit: www.harper-adams.ac.uk/events/258/.