Lameness In Ruminants Addressed In NZ

NEW ZEALAND - The 16th Symposium and 8th Conference on lameness in ruminants will be held in New Zealand between 28th February and 3rd March 2011.
calendar icon 1 September 2010
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The conference will embrace lameness in all farmed species and will cover all aspects from molecular genetics to the development and monitoring of intervention programmes, all with a unique New Zealand perspective.

Papers on any aspect of lameness are welcomed but we are particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

  • Behaviour and Lameness
  • Lameness in Pasture-Based Systems : What are the problems, are they really the same?
  • Getting Cows to Milking: tracks, collecting yards, parlour flow, milking once-a-day
  • Extension Programmes: What levels are acceptable, how do we get there, how do 'low-lameness' farmers manage?
  • Breeding the Ideal Cow: Are our current cows designed for our system?
  • Lameness in Sheep: Do we know enough to have an impact?
  • Footrot: New Technology – New Solutions
  • Ruminant Lameness - General topics

The aim of the conference is to bring researchers and veterinarians together and to fuse the practical and the scientific into workable solutions for lameness, particularly for cows on pasture-based systems.

Dr Richard Laven was announced as Chairperson. He was pleased to to announce recently that ZINPRO have come on-board as the sole Platinum Sponsor for this prestigious international conference.

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