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18 April 2024

Being aware of and prepared for the risk that notifiable and new and emerging diseases pose to animals, and maintaining effective biosecurity to protect them has never been more critical.

Find out what you can do to protect the health and welfare of animals you keep or work with from notifiable and reportable diseases (also known as listed diseases) by registering for one of Defra’s ‘Plan, Prevent and Protect’ webinars.

Leading policy officials, epidemiologists and veterinary professionals from Defra and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) will host these live events.

During the events there will also be an opportunity to ask questions about the rules you need to follow, control measures government may take and biosecurity best practice.

Bluetongue for veterinary professionals

Thursday 25 April 2024

From 6pm to 7:30pm

LINK to register

Aimed at veterinary professionals. The webinar will cover bluetongue virus:

  • Transmission cycle
  • Pathology and pathogenesis
  • Clinical signs including an overview of what was clinically seen in the recent BTV-3 cases in The Netherlands.
  • Control and prevention

For further information and to register for a webinar go to Plan, prevent and protect webinars – GOV.UK (

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In joining our society you can expect information and support relating to sheep veterinary care including: access to our private members forum, and support from veterinarians experts for their interest and knowledge in sheep related care.

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