Farmers meeting addresses ovine health

The meeting will be regarding OPA and Johnes Disease.

The meeting will be regarding OPA and Johnes Disease.

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A free evening meeting, designed to help farmers and vets achieve more effective control of OPA and Johne’s Disease, will be held in Skipton in November.

Ensuring that sheep stay in good condition is paramount, with both OPA (Ovine Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma) and Johne’s Disease likely to lower the health, welfare, and productivity of a flock.

The meeting is schedule at Craven Cattle Mart in Skipton on Tuesday, 8th November at which Chris Cousens and Craig Watkins from Moredun will be joined by a local vet to outline what is known about these diseases from biology to diagnosis. They will also discuss the latest research advances in the control and prevention to help minimise losses and protect health and welfare.

This free livestock health meeting has been organised by Moredun, a world leader in research into the health and welfare of livestock and is part of a National Livestock Health Roadshow. The meeting begins at 7.30pm, is open to all, and no RSVP is required. For further information contact The Communications Team at Moredun on 0131 445 5111 or visit