Beef+Lamb NZ An­i­mal Health Expo

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The Beef+Lamb NZ Farm­ing For Profit An­i­mal Health Expo is an ex­cit­ing new event de­signed to in­form farm­ers on a range of health is­sues re­lat­ing to sheep, beef cat­tle and farm work­ing dogs. Fea­tur­ing pre­sen­ta­tions by key an­i­mal health spe­cial­ists and brand new re­search, this event has some­thing for ev­ery­one. There will also be a range of ex­hibitor dis­plays and the op­por­tu­nity to talk with ex­pe­ri­enced vet­eri­nar­i­ans from through­out the re­gion.

The event will kick-off with a Worm­wise work­shop fa­cil­i­tated by Dave Robert­son from Oa­maru Vets. Par­tic­i­pants will learn how to take a whole farm sys­tem ap­proach to in­ter­nal par­a­site man­age­ment.

An­i­mal health in the meat in­dus­try will be the fo­cus of an­other key sem­i­nar, run by Dale Kaio, a Meat Safety In­spec­tor for AsureQual­ity with 35 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the meat in­dus­try. Dale will talk about the im­pact of an­i­mal health is­sues on car­cass value, how an­i­mal health is­sues are re­ported, and the costs to the in­dus­try of car­cass de­fects and down­grad­ing.

There will also be a sem­i­nar on Johne’s dis­ease by renowned Marl­bor­ough vet Peter An­der­son. Peter will pre­sent new in­for­ma­tion on the man­age­ment of Johne’s in sheep and beef cat­tle.

The health of farm work­ing dogs will also be a fo­cus, with lo­cal vet Lori Lin­ney pre­sent­ing on fac­tors which con­trib­ute to the health, well-be­ing and longevity of farm work­ing dogs, based on a study of 600-700 dogs through­out New Zealand.

This expo is de­signed so that at­ten­dees can pick and choose when to come and which sem­i­nars they at­tend. Reg­is­tra­tion is not re­quired – ev­ery­one wel­come. Re­fer to the sem­i­nar sched­ule for the full list of pre­sen­ta­tions and ses­sion tim­ings. Event in­for­ma­tion: Date: Fri­day 17 June Venue: The Cel­lar Door, 143 Cen­ten­nial Av­enue, Alexan­dra.

Expo Open­ing and Reg­is­tra­tion: 10am.

Sem­i­nars: 10:30am4pm. Cost: Free. Reg­is­tra­tion: On the day

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