NSA and Moredun Foundation 'Iceberg Diseases' webinar - recorded May 2020

In spring 2020 we had planned to travel the country to deliver a series of roadshow meetings in relation to Iceberg diseases in sheep, in association with our close partners the Moredun Foundation and the SRUCs Premium Sheep and Goat Health Scheme. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 putting paid to these plans, we have tried something that we have never done before, webinars. We held three webinars in May, on approaches to reducing the risks and losses from ‘Iceberg’ diseases. All the meetings were the same format and this a recording of one of them for you to listen back to.

The webinar kicked off with Phil Stocker introducing Iceberg diseases including why and how they should be managed more effectively. This was followed by three fifteen minute presentations. Firstly, Craig Watkins from Moredun presented on the management and control of Johne’s disease followed by Chris Cousens also from Moredun on Ovine Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma (OPA). The final speaker was Dr Alison Braddock from SRUC who provided an overview of the Premium Sheep and Goat Health Scheme, which currently includes options for Maedi Visna and Johne’s disease. The webinar concluded with a question and answer session.