A free event for those involved in delivering advice to dairy farmers about Johne’s control will take place this month in Scotland.

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The open day is aimed at those involved in delivering advice to dairy farmers about Johne’s control. Image © goodluz / fotolia.

Part of a programme organised by the delivery team for the National Action Group on Johne’s (a consortium of SAC Consulting and RAFT Solutions) in association with Thrums Veterinary group XLVets, this latest event will take place on 26 May at Carcary Farms in East Pitforthie, near Brechin in Angus.

Together with their local veterinary practice, the Milne family, who run the dairy farm, have been at the forefront of national initiatives to prevent Johne’s disease, which can affect a cow’s digestive system and lead to severe weight loss.

Workshops

The open day will highlight best practice in management and reduction of the disease through various workshops, and will include presentations from:

  • Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) veterinary epidemiologist and disease control specialist Katie Adam, who will introduce the National Action Group on Johne’s programme and review the work of the Paraban project in raising knowledge and awareness of Johne’s disease in Scotland.
  • SAC Veterinary Services centre manager Tim Geraghty, who will explain Johne’s disease and why it is important to control it.
  • Thrums Veterinary Practice vet Graeme Richardson who, together with host farmer Ian Milne and son Sandy, will share ideas for developing a plan and working up a strategy to control Johne’s disease.

Registration

The open day will be held between 10am and 4pm. Spaces are limited, so to register, email Francesca Atkins on francesca.atkins@raftsolutions.co.uk or telephone 07581 720513.

To find out more about the Action Group on Johne’s activities, email team@actionjohnes.co.uk or telephone 01765 645893.

 

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