Animal Health and Welfare - On farm change management

Objectives

To promote best practices in animal husbandry on-farm.

3 year plan focus

  • Adoption of Biosecurity planning for endemic diseases such as Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD), Bovine Pestivirus (BVDV), Mycoplasma and digital dermatitis and Emergency Animal Disease preparedness on farms.
  • Uptake of “Healthy Hooves” resources to reduce and manage lameness (under Addressing Animal Health & Welfare Priorities initiative).
  • Continued support for post graduate dairy veterinary residencies
  • A seasonal risk monitoring service for Facial Eczema