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LAMENESS WORKSHOPS FOR FARMERS IN SCOTLAND

QMS kicks off a series of free workshops from Thursday 10th September on the prevention of sheep lameness. The workshops, held on six farms across Scotland, will involve expert Sheep Veterinary Society Vice President Fiona Lovatt giving flock health planning advice alongside the farms own vet.

Each workshop will cover the advantages of having a flock health plan, an overview of the common types of foot lameness problems, and a fully interactive session to explore treatment and control costs, cost of lost production and the cost-benefit of different control measures. There will also be a demonstration of LivestockPro a new health planning software programme from MSD Animal Health which is designed simplify planning.

Dr Lovatt said: “I’m really looking forward to these meetings. We will be working in small groups handling lame sheep and all participants will be involved in interactive sessions looking at on-farm costs and control measures.  Within the sessions, we will encourage farmers to consider their own farm situations so they can take home solutions that will really make a difference in their own flock.

Thursday 10th September - Castle Douglas

Monday 14th September - Galashiels

Thursday 17th September - Stirling/Lanark

Friday 18th September - Kirriemuir

Wednesday 23rd September - Inverness

Thursday 24th September - Lochgilphead

All workshops begin at 12pm and finish at 4.30pm. To register your attendance please contact Kirsty at QMS on 0131 472 4040 or email info@qmscotland.co.uk with your name, address and telephone number, stating which of the meetings you would like to attend. 

Our Aim

“To promote the prevention
of disease and the welfare of
sheep by providing a forum
for discussion, distribution of
research results and provision
of advice on veterinary
matters relating to sheep”

Contact the Society

Sheep Veterinary Society,
SVS Secretariat,
Moredun Research Institute,
International Research Centre,
Pentlands Science Park,
Bush Loan, Penicuik,
Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Tel: +44 131 445 5111
Fax: +44 131 445 6235

secretariat@sheepvetsoc.org.uk