Dairy Sheep & Goat Conference 2016

The first annual conference in January 2016 was attended by over 100 producers, vets, students and sponsors.

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Tues, 26 January 2016 – Wed, 27 January 2016

Doubletree By Hilton Cadbury House
Frost Hill
Avon & Somerset
BS49 5AD
United Kingdom

The conference programme was as follows:

Conference Program

Tuesday 26th January
(Chair: Anthony Wilkinson)

  • Haim Leibovich PhD
    Independent consultant, sheep and goat dairy systems, Israel.

    Increasing production and profit โ€“ data recording and analysis.
  • David Harwood BVetMed MRCVS
    Veterinary consultant, Chairman of Goat Veterinary Society.

    Scouring goats and dying sheep โ€“ managing Clostridial diseases.
  • Margit Groenvelt DVM DipECSRHM
    European College of Small Ruminants Health & Medicine, Netherlands.

    Lameness in Sheep and Goats โ€“ latest developments.
  • David Aggett BVMS MRCVS
    Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic, Dorset.

    Artificial rearing of lambs and kids – overcoming the obstacles.

Wednesday 27th January
(Chair: David Aggett)

  • Becky and Matt Van Der Borgh
    Top Paddock Sheep Dairy.

    Marketing and adding value to your product.
  • Haim Leibovich PhD
    Independent consultant, sheep and goat dairy systems, Israel.

    Managing nutrition for the dry period and early lactation.
  • Michael Millar BVS MSc MRCVS
    University of Bristol Vet School.

    Production limiting Diseases – managing Johnes, CLA, MV and CAE in milking sheep and goats.
  • Sponsorsโ€™ Presentations.


2017 conference

The 2017 conference was held on the 21st & 22nd February 2017.

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    A great strength of the meeting was being able to speak to a collected group of knowledgeable people
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    #SheepFarmers & #SheepVets, this #EasterWeekend take a look at our latest focus article in @Vet_Record about tickborne diseases of #Sheep https://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/186/13/408.full?ijkey=zfA3mHnyqYvLA&keytype=ref&siteid=bmjjournals #Lambs #Lambing

    It is with regret that given the current Coronavirus pandemic, GVS has decided to postpone our summer meeting. We very much hope you all stay safe and well. We hope to be able to rearrange our meeting for later in the year. Look after yourselves and each other. Your GVS committee

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