Tackling Neospora: Oxfordshire

Past Event - booking closed

13 March 2019

10:45 AM - 2:30 PM

Buscot Wick Farm, Faringdon, Oxfordshire


Join us to find out how Neospora has affected the herd’s fertility at Buscot Wick Farm.

Neospora can cause abortion in cattle and when present in a herd, it can have a debilitating effect on fertility performance. Controlling this ‘clever’ parasite has been an ongoing concern at Buscot Wick.

Wendela will present a recommended plan based on the farm’s data and discuss options to manage Neospora and reduce the risk of abortion in the herd.

About Wendela Wapenaar

Wendela Wapenaar is a Clinical Associate Professor in Cattle Health and Epidemiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in Nottingham. Before this, she worked in farm practices in The Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada and the UK. She received her PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology from the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada; her research topic was the epidemiology of Neospora caninum in dairy cattle and wildlife.

At the event

This event aims to provide you with solutions to prevent Neospora and/or help to reduce it on your farm.

We will also review some of the current technical and financial performance against AHDB’s optimal dairy systems defined KPIs for block calving herds. If you’re responsible for the health status of your herd or benchmarking, then this meeting’s for you.

To book your FREE place contact the AHDB KE Events Hub on 01904 771216 or ke.events@ahdb.org.uk 

The cost of attending this event is covered through your levy but please ensure you register your attendance for catering purposes.

Please bring a clean pair of wellington boots to help with the biosecurity and out of respect to the host’s farm business.

*If you have any special dietary requirements please contact us as soon as possible.   

Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event, Click here for more details