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
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!”
More information and registration details are available at www.bristol.ac.uk/vetscience/lamenessconf/