The World of Lameness Comes to Bristol

Bristol University’s School of Veterinary Sciences will host the 17th International Symposium and 9th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants. The event commences on Sunday August 11th and continues through until the following Wednesday. The overall theme for this significant symposium is: ‘Lameness in Ruminants: Past, Present and Future’. The programme will review what has been learnt about lameness so far.

“It will also bring together the most current information about lameness control methods with particular emphasis on evidence based treatment, and look to the future where Knowledge Exchange and On-farm Extension are going to play an important role in helping farmers to control this problem,” confirmed Provita’s Tommy Armstrong. “Provita are silver sponsor of the event and will have a stand profiling their  Hoofsure range.  Our products have been involved in or tested in three separate research papers at the conference. Delegates will be informed about the results of a recent clinical research trial, which compared the effectiveness of our Hoofsure Endurance footbath solution to Copper Sulphate on commercial dairy farms.” The upcoming symposium will be of specific interest to researchers, veterinary surgeons, hoof trimmers, farmers, industry representatives and anyone with an interest in ruminant lameness.

Tommy Armstrong again:

“The conference has a great tradition of interaction, outstanding speakers from around the world and the sharing of recent research findings and recommendations. “It represents a unique opportunity for those with a professional interest in animal welfare to learn more about lameness in ruminants. The event also constitutes an important networking resource for people interested in finding solutions to the lameness problem. “On that basis, I would heartily encourage the participation of local vets, researchers, farmers and other relevant professionals in the Bristol event.” 

Tommy Armstrong concluded;

“The event was last held in the UK back in 1990 and it will be at least four years before the conference comes to the northern hemisphere again. Given these circumstances, the opportunity to attend the upcoming symposium should not be missed!”

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