The 2018 SHAWG conference will be held on 21 November at the Drayton Manor Hotel in Staffordshire.
This years theme is ‘becoming the best sheep industry for health and welfare’ and will focus on target areas for the sheep industry to ensure it is ready for the challenge post-Brexit.
NFU animal health and welfare adviser Rebecca Veale is chairing a session at the conference exploring the responsible use of medicines, which is an important element of animal health and welfare policy. The session will incorporate discussion on the antibiotic targets set by government and the subsequent activity in the sheep sector and also future thinking on sheep scab control.
Other speakers include vets, consultants, academics and farmers. The day will be made up of three sessions focusing on ensuring responsible medicine use, priority areas for the sheep industry and an interactive problem solving session to discuss industry issues such as disease surveillance, health status and the use of technology.
Download the 2018 conference programme here