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NSA reports on SVS Dorset meeting

Sheep Veterinary Society Conference sees pack agenda: On Monday NSA Chief Executive Phil Stocker attended the first day of the SVS conference in Dorset. 

The conference was a three-day gathering with a busy programme including topics such as Johne’s disease; benchmarking responsible medicine use; antimicrobial sensitivity in joint ill; the effective use of orf vaccines; OPA scanning; sheep housing in relation to health; sheep health planning; and much more. Phil reports: “NSA’s close working relationship with SVS is greatly appreciated and it makes utmost sense. I always find it inspiring to attend these conferences and see the level of enthusiasm and commitment amongst the delegates, with many experienced faces and old friends but also good numbers of young entrants to this industry who are keen to look at new ways to establish collaborative working between sheep vets and sheep farmers.

I can’t not mention the farm visit and on-farm workshop that kick started the conference where we visited NSA member and organic farmer Robert Hydes long established flock of 500 Dorset Down sheep at Wool, near Wareham before an interactive workshop led by vets Emily Gascoigne and Kate Phillips. Robert’s highly innovative approach to breeding and health management certainly got some debate going.

My thanks to Yoav Alony Gilboa and the SVS for running such a great conference.”

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of disease and the welfare of
sheep by providing a forum
for discussion, distribution of
research results and provision
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Sheep Veterinary Society,
SVS Secretariat,
Moredun Research Institute,
Pentlands Science Park,
Bush Loan, Penicuik,
Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

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