Positive discussions to maximise neonatal survival and responsible antibiotic use

Past Event

Tue, 05 January 2021

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join AHDB, HCC, QMS and Dr Alex Corbishley, vet and senior lecturer in farm animal practice at University of Edinburgh for a webinar on improving neonatal survival on beef and sheep farms.

The webinar will be suitable for vets working with beef and sheep farm clients.

Improving neonatal lamb and calf survival on farm not only results in increased income for your clients but is also an important indicator of improved welfare, reduced disease and reduced environmental footprint.

The latest research led by the University of Edinburgh shows that the majority of lamb and calf losses occur in the first seven days after birth, with over 98% of lamb and 90% of calf losses occurring in this period.  Join us to hear the latest research on lamb and calf survival, the motivators and barriers to improvement, and practical advice to help your clients improve neonatal survival.

The webinar will cover:

  • Understanding neonatal losses and their wider impact
  • Overcoming the barriers to increasing survival with clients
  • Practical advice on improving lamb and calf survival
  • Responsible antibiotic use at lambing and calving

The webinar will last approximately 35 minutes, with time for questions at the end.

If you can’t make the webinar, please still register, as it will be recorded and sent to you afterwards to watch in your own time.

The project was funded by the three levy boards: AHDB, HCC and QMS under the ring-fenced fund, an interim arrangement while a long-term solution is sought on the issue of levies being collected at point of slaughter in England for animals which have been reared in Scotland and Wales. The project was led by the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, University of Nottingham and Synergy Farm Health Ltd.



If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.

E KE.events@ahdb.org.uk

T 01904 771218

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