Beef+Lamb NZ Animal Health Expo
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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