During this webinar we will take a jaunty skip through the most important infectious diseases affecting cattle in the UK. We will then focus on BVD and Johne’s disease and discuss the new national control programs. Finally, we will take a brief look at what is new and upcoming: the risks of various exotic diseases and new manifestations of old. A 20-minute Q and A at the end will allow delegates to explore particular items of interest and have their queries answered. This webinar will be particularly suitable for vets wishing to get a general overview on the subject: a refresher for some cattle vets or a useful summary for the mixed practitioner.
Owen is a farm animal vet with over 20 years’ experience in clinical farm practice before establishing Dairy Veterinary Consultancy Ltd., based in Cheshire, but working throughout the UK, and occasionally overseas. Owen provides strategic health advice and tailor-made training to ruminant and dairy agri-businesses, as well as vets and primary producers. He also offers a second opinion and referral service for vet practices. Owen was awarded the Diploma in Cattle Health and Production in 2013 and is an RCVS recognised Specialist in Cattle Health and Production, and a CowSignals® master trainer. He has particular professional interests in bovine lameness; youngstock management; building design; rumen health (nutrition); herd fertility; transition cow management and responsible use of veterinary medicines.