Date(s) - 11/03/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Identifying TB risk on farm and protecting your business from the impact of a breakdown is on Thursday 11th March, 7pm and open to non-members. Register now for this informal event to hear from Sarah Tomlinson, farm vet of 20 years, member of the Government TB Partnership and technical director for the TB Advisory Service.
A TB test failure can be one of the most devastating things to happen to a farm business. The stress and anxiety that comes with a breakdown cannot be underestimated; Loss of control of your “normal” business, impact on cattle movements, loss of stock and the extra testing.
By understanding how Government TB policy works, what would happen if you had a TB reactor, what are your options for trading whilst under movement restrictions and generally looking at TB as an infectious disease, can help you reduce the risk of a TB breakdown.
We can all bury our heads in the sand and keep our fingers crossed and hope it will not happen to us but relying on luck will not keep TB out; knowledge of the disease risk pathways and acting to reduce them will.
Simple, practical things can prevent TB entering your herd and reduce the cycling of disease between cattle and the wildlife and vice versa.
We all hope TB will not affect our farms but having a TB health plan in place could massively decrease the chance of a breakdown, the impacts it could have on the business and the health and welfare of the farm team.
Register for ‘Identifying TB risk on farm and protecting your business from the impact of a breakdown’ now.
Sarah is a vet at Westpoint Farm Vets, who aim to provide the highest level of specialist farm veterinary service to keepers of food producing animals. They have a dedicated team of farm vets working in partnership with farmers offering clients a range of benefits that will have a direct and positive impact on the profitability and efficiency of their farm, and the health and welfare of their animals.
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