The Sheep Veterinary Society has published details about its upcoming spring conference.
Taking place in Templepatrick, Northern Ireland (23-25 May), the event promises an exciting lineup of workshops, discussions and presentations on various issues relating to flock health and welfare.
Kickstarting the programme will be a workshop covering liver fluke investigation, diagnostics, control and investigation of potential treatment failures.
This will be followed by an introduction to sheep farming in Northern Ireland, and a keynote speech by Tommy Boland, University College Dublin on the challenges and opportunities for pasture-based sheep production.
Day two will feature speakers from all four provinces who will deliver presentations on liver and rumen fluke, border disease, ovine mortality and ewe breeding indexes. A DEARA NI representative will speak on the recent identification of Maedi Visna and its implications for sheep flocks in Northern Ireland.
Mental health challenges will also go under the spotlight in a session entitled “Tackle your feelings”, delivered by Peter Hynes. There will also be short sessions from vets in practice research and students on sheep fertility, colostrum transfer and new test developments.
The conference is open to all vets or industry representatives and more details, including the booking form, are available on the Sheep Veterinary Society website.