Leading veterinarian Roger Blowey spoke at Provita/Pfizer Animal Health-hosted farmers’ meetings in Coleraine and Portadown. This was followed on with meetings in Clonmel and Cork. Courtesy of his presentations, Roger highlighted the growing challenge of hoof related problems on dairy farms and the ways by which farmers can get on top of this issue.
Provita, Pfizer and Moore Concrete have organised three free talks by Roger Blowey on the latest knowledge in reducing lameness in dairy cattle.
Lameness is estimated to cost £9,900 per 100 dairy cows, (Defra 2007) and is one of the biggest problems within the industry.
These meetings represent a tremendous opportunity for milk producers to hear the latest thinking on how the costly problem of lameness in dairy cattle can be controlled.
Roger Blowey BSc, BVSc, FRCVS, FRAgS, Specialist in cattle Health and Production (Dairy), is recognised internationally as one of the world’s leading veterinary practitioners, operating in the field on Lameness.
His presentation will address the factors causing lameness in dairy cows, how the problem of lameness can be actively tackled when it arises and how it can be reduced long term. He will also be highlighting the devastating new syndrome of ‘non-healing hoof lesions’.
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Provita and Pfizer Animal Health have joined forces to organise two farmers’ meetings, the key speaker at each which will be leading veterinarian and cattle lameness expert Roger Blowey. The venues are: The Dunsilly Hotel Antrim, on Wednesday February 22nd and the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh on Thursday February 23rd. Each event commences at 7.45pm.
Both farmers’ meetings will be chaired by Pfizer’s William Sherrard. The other speakers at each venue will be Tommy Armstrong and Pfizer’s Patrick Macfarlane
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For more information visit www.provita.co.uk/events/lameness-talks-by-rodger-blowey
Alternatively phone Tommy Armstrong on 07720101444