Sheep Veterinary Society delegates to descend on Templepatrick

Sheep Veterinary Society delegates to descend on Templepatrick

Disease management and biosecurity are set to be top of the agenda when vets descend on the Hilton in Templepatrick for the Sheep Veterinary Society’s Spring conference.

The society, which boasts 500 members drawn from all sectors of the industry, will hold the in-person conference from May 23 to 25.

The programme starts on Monday morning with a workshop covering liver fluke investigation, diagnostics, and control.

That afternoon keynote speaker Tommy Boland from University College Dublin will discuss the ‘Challenges and opportunities for pasture-based sheep production’, with an update on regional sheep scab control and responsible medicine use to follow.

Wednesday will see delegates heading into the Glens of Antrim for a visit to the Tweed family farm, which runs to over 1,600 acres of upland grazing for more than 3,000 ewes.

More recently some of the farm has been used as location for the set of Game of Thrones, a variation on farm diversification.

The conference is open for all vets or industry representatives to attend, and a detailed programme and booking form is available via the SVS website The deadline for booking is Monday May 2.