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Training for Johne's accredited veterinary advisors
20 Jun-11 Jul 2018
Various locations, please see event to see venues and dates

Training for Johne's accredited veterinary advisors

Venues and Dates
Date Venue
20/06/2018 Oak Farm Hotel, Watling Street, Hatherton, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1SB
21/06/2018 Ruthin Castle, Castle Street, Ruthin, LL15 2NU
26/06/2018 Metropole Hotel & Spa, Temple Street, Llandrindod, Wells, LD1 5DY
27/06/2018 Junction 24 Ltd, Market Way, Bridgwater, TA6 6DF
04/07/2018 Arla Foods, Samian Way, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, HP22 5EZ
05/07/2018 Arla Foods, Stourton Dairy, Pontefract Road, Leeds, LS10 5EZ
10/07/2018 SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries, DG1 3NE
11/07/2018 Radstone Hotel, Ayr Road, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, ML9 2TZ


10:30-11:00 Registration

11:00-11:00 Welcome and Introduction - Karen Bond NML
Scene Setting
11:100-11:30 Johne's Action Group and Purchaser Agenda - Action Johne's representative
A representative from Action Johne's will explain why Johne's control remains high on the agenda for milk purchasers and the importance of the October deadline for the National Johne's Management Plan (NJMP). The representative will also set out how important it is for the stakeholders to work together to tackle Johne's, highlighting the kwy role that vets have to ensuring that control plans on farm are robust and maintained effectively.
Technical Session
11:30-12:30 Technical Session - Pete Orpin & Karen Bond
Update on the latest research and thinking in Johne's management, including:
  • Where are the biggest wins on farm for your clients?
  • How can test results best be used to make breeding, culling and management decisions?
  • What does the mapping of test data tell us about the biolog of the disease?
12:30-13:30 Lunch
Securing Engagement
13:30-15:00 How to secure Farmer Engagement -  Nathan Loewenstein/Debby Brow/Gill Whitehurst
This section will feature a vet supplying commercial Johne's advice and one of their farm clients. They will evaluate how you can use the NJMP to implement a Johne's herd health programme on farm and how to market this advice as a commercially viable tool in practice. This will also include a discussion on Johne's control with examples of how different programmes can be delivered and the benefits seen in herd health. Farmer and vet will also highlight what can be achieved as a team, and how important it is to implement a Johne's management plan on farm.
15:00-15:30 Summary - Dairy Processor
Johne's is now recognised as a priority within the dairy industry, this session will illustrate what the processor community are striving to achieve in terms of the NJMP October deadlin and how as an industry we can work together in promoting herd health and combating the stigma of Johne's disease.

15:30-16:00 Questions and Closing Summary

How to register?

Registration is FREE of charge to all BCVA Johne's accredited advisors,
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Using the password NJMP2018