Cattle disease control workshop planned for Wellsford

A workshop looking at ways to gain control of infectious diseases in cattle will be hosted by the Rodney branch of the Dairy Women’s Network in Wellsford in April.

The event will focus on three diseases – Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD), Mycoplasma bovis and Johne’s disease – and aims to ensure participants not only understand what each disease is, but equip them with practical approaches to controlling them.

The workshop is being run by animal vaccine manufacturer MSD Animal Health with qualified vets, and is aimed at any farmer or lifestyler interested in understanding the principles of biosecurity and managing infectious disease risk on their property.

They will be shown ways to develop and implement a BVD control plan, introduce strategies to reduce Johnne’s disease transmission, and gauge, identify and eliminate the highest risk actions that could lead to M. bovis coming onto their farm.

Gain Control of Infectious Diseases on Farm will take place at the Wellsford RSA on Wednesday, April 10, with registration at 9.30am and a 10am start. The event will run until 12.30pm and light refreshments will be available.

Info and registration: dwn.co.nz/event/gain-control-of-infectious-diseases-on-farm-rodney/


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