ABER TB 2023 - Annual Conference
TB in Wildlife - 13th Sept. 2023
10:00 Welcome – Prof Glyn Hewinson
Session 1 Chair: Jon King, Wales Veterinary Science Centre
10:05 Update on bTB situation in Wales and the refreshed bTB Strategy. Dr Richard Irvine, Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales
10:25 Latest findings from the All Wales Badger Found Dead Project: Dr Bev Hopkins, Wales Veterinary Science Centre
10:40 Inferring Mycobacterium bovis transmission between cattle and badgers using isolates from the Randomised Badger Culling Trial: Prof Glyn Hewinson, Sêr Cymru Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB, Aberystwyth University
Session 2 Chair: Prof Darrell Abernethy, Head of Aberystwyth School of Veterinary Science
11:30 Experience of wildlife interventions as part of an integrated TB eradication strategy for England. Prof Christine Middlemiss, CVO UK, Defra.
12:00 Experience of bovine TB control in the Intensive Action Area (IAA) in Wales. Thomas McCabe, Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer (Wales) Welsh Government, Lucia Juskova, Animal and Plant Health Agency.
12:30 Lessons in Badger Ecology and Vaccination. Dr Andy Robertson, Animal and Plant Health Agency / Natural England
Session 3 Chair: Dr Amanda Gibson, Sêr Cymru Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB, Aberystwyth University
14:00 Overview of the ‘Pembrokeshire Project’. Brendan Griffin, Fenton Vets.
14:15 Overview of the Gower Project. Ifan Lloyd, Cefn Gwlad Solutions Ltd.
14:30 Control the controllable: Cattle, Badgers and People. Sarah Tomlinson, TB Advisory Service
BREAK 15:00 - 15:15
Session 4 Chair: Prof Bernardo Villarreal-Ramos, Sêr Cymru Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB, Aberystwyth University
15:15 Who can eradicate bTB and how? Some lessons from New Zealand. Prof Gareth Enticott, Cardiff University
15:45 Panel Discussion: Chair Prof Glyn Hewinson, CBE.
16:15 Closing Summary: Dr Gwen Rees, President British Veterinary Association (BVA) Wales Branch