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Arhcive: Johne’s – Taking the Next Steps

Published 4 November 14

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DairyCo and Dairy UK jointly organise this year’s Johne’s conference on 18 November at Sixways Stadium in Worcester. 

Johne’s disease is a major challenge to the sustainability of the UK dairy industry. The conference will: 

  • Bring the UK dairy industry up to speed on global developments in Johne's disease control
  • Give further momentum to the significant progress being made to tackle the disease in the UK
  • Set out the proposed framework for future UK industry action to control the disease. 

The morning session will focus on the international and scientific context, and the afternoon will consider practical control methods for farmers and the steps to be taken by the industry to control the disease. 

The speakers and their topics are: Michael Collins, University of Wisconsin, on the science and global perspectives on control strategies; Sam Strain, Programme Manager for Animal Health and Welfare Northern Ireland, on the Irish control programme; Karen Bond of NML, on latest test methods; Charles Harrison, Nuffield scholar, on practical opportunities to eradicate Johne’s disease in cattle; Dick Sibley of West Ridge Veterinary Practice, on practical biosecurity measures; Peter Orpin of the Park Veterinary Group, on the six control strategies developed by the Action Group on Johne’s and finally Lyndon Edwards, Chair of the Action Group on Johne’s, to cover the development of a UK national control programme. 

For the full timetable see the DairyCo events pages or if you would like register please contact: pdawson@dairyuk.org providing your name, company, position and mobile no. An invoice will then be raised for the conference registration fee of £55 plus VAT.   

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