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BVDFree Vet Workshop - Worcester

When: November 22nd 2017 14:30 to 18:15
Location: WR3 7SG

Worcestershire YFC Shires Farm Shires Farm, Worcester WR3 7SGBVDFree

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

      2.30 pm – 6:15 pm

Join BVDFree and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) for this event looking at how vets and farmers could work better together towards eradication of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea in the North-West. The afternoon will include an update on the progress of the BVDFree scheme, discussion on driving the scheme forward and an exchange of ideas on how to increase engagement of farmers in proactive herd health management and BVDFree.

  Aims of the BVDFree Vet Workshops

  1.   Investigate how the BVDFree scheme and database can be used as a tool to aid BVD eradication in the cattle herd.
  2. Build on vet’s skills as motivators of change to increase farmer uptake of BVDFree.
  3. Explore the role of collaborative vet working to eradicate BVD from your region. 


2.30pm            Arrival and registration

2.45pm            BVDFree England update: Driving BVDFree forward – Eleanor Kane, BVDFree

3.15pm            The future of BVDFree: partnership or persuasion? –Alison Bard, Bristol University

4.15pm            Afternoon tea

4.45pm            Team BVDFree: Working together on proactive health management – James Russell, Derbyshire Veterinary Services

5.45pm           Question Time

To register your FREE place, ring the AHDB Events Hub on 01904 771212 or email

Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event, Click here for more details.