Sheep dipping information evening

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Anyone keeping sheep in Shetland is invited to a free online event to learn more about sheep scab disease, the dipping of sheep and to ask questions to an expert panel.

Dr Stewart Burgess from the Moredun Research Institute will speak about the disease and how to recognise it, including in its early stages.  He will also cover testing and treatment options and how patterns of sheep scab infection are changing in the UK.  
Rachel Mallet, Professional Services Veterinarian with Bimeda, who manufacture sheep dipping pharmaceuticals, will also speak about the practicalities of dipping, care of sheep before and after, and the protection of personnel.

Ally Ward National Veterinary Manager for Zoetis, who manufacture veterinary pharmaceuticals, will be the third member of the panel and will take questions on injectable treatments for sheep scab.

The event will be chaired by Karis Stevenson, veterinary surgeon from Shetland Vets, with technical details handled by Lyall Halcrow from the Council’s Environmental Health Team.

The online meeting will be held on Microsoft Teams, and will take place at 7pm on Monday 26th September.  Anyone interested joining the meeting is asked to email for a link to join the meeting or to contact the Council’s Environmental Health Team on 01595 745250 for more details. 
This event is jointly supported by Shetland Vets, Shetland Livestock Marketing Group, NFU Shetland and Shetland Islands Council.  

Published: 20th September 2022