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Support for the control of bovine TB in South West England

A discussion workshop for Veterinary Surgeons and Farmers

Roadford Lake Reservoir Conference Centre

Roadford Lake, Devon EX20 4QS

Wednesday 18th November 2009

09.45 - 10.15 Registration & Tea/Coffee

12.45 Close & Buffet Lunch

Farmers and veterinary surgeons are specifically invited who wish to actively control TB by reducing the numbers of cattle being slaughtered and the number of farms undergoing sixty day testing. People who wish to reduce TB in practical ways are expected to benefit from attending this meeting. There is no political agenda.

Introduction by Richard Gard

Followed by

Bovine TB - A Way Forward – a new film by Chris Chapman

Our Veterinary Practice Experience of bTBAndrew Cobner BVetMed MRCVS

A Cattle Farmer’s ViewClive Lott

Healthy Badgers and Healthy CattleBryan Hill

A private initiative to control bovine TB will then be discussed.

For further details please contact Richard Gard at:

AGMED Study Centre, Road Down Farm, Hittisleigh, Exeter, Devon, EX6 6LP

Telephone: 01647 24434 email:

The Healthy Badgers - Healthy Cattle project has developed from an understanding of the activity of badgers living in proximity to TB positive cattle herds. Many farms with cattle include parcels of land separated by land in other ownership. It is important to recognise the need to work with areas of land rather than individual farms because a single community of badgers can be expected to influence TB in cattle owned by several farmers.

AGMED – The Institute of Agricultural Medicine & Rehabilitation is a charity dedicated to education, information and research.