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Vaccination in the Control of Bovine TB

Bovine TBPosted by Susan Hooper Wed, September 11, 2013 16:24:26
The Institute of Zoology has organised a workshop for 3 Oct 2013 – 10:00 am - 5:00 pm to discuss cattle vaccination for bovine TB.

Programmes for controlling Bovine TB in the UK and abroad have inevitably led to increased interest in vaccines for cattle and wildlife. The renewed interest has been accompanied by myths and misunderstanding about the efficacy and practical application of vaccination at a population level.

This one-day event, with speakers who are leading experts from academic, government and charitable organisations, will explore the principles behind vaccination and practical use in the field.

Principal topics will include:

How vaccines work at the individual and population levels.
Recent uses of vaccination for disease control and elimination in wild and domestic animals.
Practical low cost deployment of injected badger vaccination.
Development of oral badger vaccines.
Current status and prospects for cattle vaccination against Bovine TB.

Followed by discussion and debate with a panel drawn from the main speakers and other experts.


Who should attend:

Politicians, policy advisers, farming and food industry representatives, conservationists, vets, and academics involved or interested in the control of Bovine TB in livestock and wildlife.

Registration:

Full rate £40
ZSL Fellows and students £20
(Please bring your ZSL membership card or student card to the event)

Buffet lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee.

Registration deadline 26 September 2013

For more information about this event, to download the full programme and to register visit http://www.zsl.org/science/events/vaccination-in-the-control-of-bovine-tb,773,EV.html

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