- Webinar recorded on Mon 25th March, 2013
- 1 hours 32 mins
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The second part of Carl’s overview of the science and policy of bovine TB, aimed at small and mixed practitioners. Carl graduated from Glasgow University in 1989 and is a director of Bay Vets Ltd in Lancaster. He has particular interests in cattle health, production and welfare, veterinary politics and the role the profession has to play in the wider livestock industry and the companion animal world. A former president and Honorary Secretary of the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) and recent Chairman of Trustees of the BVA Animal Welfare Foundation (BVA AWF), Carl has been involved in veterinary politics for over 15 years serving on BVA Council since 1997, as a BVA AWF Trustee since 1998, and has also been a representative on the Veterinary Policy Group. At the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) he has served on various education and professional conduct committees. At Defra he contributed to the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Stakeholder Group in 2001 and the TB Pre-Movement Testing Group and is currently the BVA Officer serving on the FMD and Bluetongue Core Stakeholder Groups. Since 2008 he has been a member of the TB Eradication Group for England, a cross-industry group advising the Secretary of State. Carl was also co-chairman of the UK Cattle Health and Welfare Strategy Council between 2006 and 2008. In 2010 he was appointed External Examiner for Large Animal Clinical Studies at Glasgow University. Carl is married to Julie, and they have a baby daughter Rose. His hobbies include motorcycle road and track riding, hill and long distance walking with his two springer spaniels and scuba diving.