Equine Biosecurity Event

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Nobel House

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Equine Biosecurity Event

Prompted both by the equine sector, and Defra’s wider focus on Biosecurity, the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England, working with the Equine Sector Council, are facilitating a meeting to focus defining and communicating a small number of key messages and standards that have a proven value in equine biosecurity.

We all realise there are already a wide range of initiatives and sources of advice, but think there is value in considering what could, and should be promoted to all parts of the sector, with simple messages such as ‘vaccinate, quarantine and monitor’ as just an example.

The focus on the event is disease endemic to the UK, but we also now have opportunities for wider thinking on endemic but also exotic disease that maybe were not available before the decision to leave the EU.

This is an interactive meeting with a small number of presentations to start discussions.

Then there will be an open discussion on simple, focused, concise and evidence-based messages.

Finally the event will conclude with a plan to ensure biosecurity messages are communicated to produce a behavioural change across the sector.

This event is open to those from across the equine sector, including national and local government, organisations, equine focused media, science, policy, veterinary, commerce etc.

Speakers

Introduction - Animal Health and Welfare Board for England with the Equine Sector Council

Behaviours - What we can learn on biosecurity behaviours from other animal keepers? Dr Ruth Little

Vaccination - The value of increasing national herd immunity? Dr Richard Newton

Yards - What is the reality of approaches to disease control across mutli-occupancy horse yards? Lucy Grieve

Transport - What happens now, and are biosecurity risks managed? Clive Hamblin

Events - How to spread the word on biosecurity across all levels of equestraism? Jane Nixon/Jan Rogers

Followed by discussion and outputs.

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Photo ID required on arrival, with prior notification, via this registration, of your name for Defra security

Limits on attandanece

We reserve the right to restrict numbers to ensure broad and representative contributions

Arrival

13.30 for 14.00 start to allow time to register 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Public transport best, Westminster or St James Underground

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Tim Morris: tmorris@timhmorris.co.uk

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No, for security reasons, please ask any alternate)s) to apply for tickets themselves

Refreshments

Not provided. Available from the Defra cafe

 


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