HCC sponsored meeting offers farmers advice on sheep health

Nov 6 2014

Recent advances in combatting health problems in sheep will be discussed during an open meeting in Llandovery later this month.

The Moredun Livestock Health Roadshow visits Llandovery Rugby Club on Tuesday, November 18th as part of a tour sponsored by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales.

“The Roadshow gives farmers a superb opportunity to hear the latest sheep health advice from experts,” said Lynfa Davies, HCC’s Technical Executive. “Winter always throws up challenging conditions for farmers and their livestock, so the information they will receive on how to prevent disease taking a hold on their flock is timely.”

Liver fluke, anthelmintic resistance, clostridal diseases and Johne’s disease can all lower the health, welfare and ultimately productivity of ewes leading to financial losses.

During the meeting Helen Scott, a local vet, will be joined by Philip Skuce from Moredun, Kate Hovers, a sheep veterinary consultant, and Catherine Nakielny, a sheep health consultant, to discuss recent advances in the control and prevention of some of the common health problems that affect flocks.

Admission is free of charge and the meeting kicks off at Llandovery Rugby Club at 7.30pm on Tuesday, November 18th.

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