External events


Veterinary Vaccinology Network

University of Stirling, 18-19 January 2018

The network conference will provide an opportunity to hear from leading experts in vaccinology as well as networking with research scientists, industrial partners and policy makers.

I have attached the draft programme for reference, and the link to the ticketing site. (numbers are limited.)

Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2018

Veterinary Vaccinology Network Tickets

On the afternoon preceding the conference there will be Immunological Toolbox Workshop which is free to attend, however attendees MUST register. The workshop will be discussion-led focusing on ongoing reagent development activity as well as priorities for future reagents. This workshop is open to those in the veterinary research field who have a requirement for immunological tools for their research.

Immunological Toolbox Workshop



2018 Newcastle Infrared Thermography Workshop 

Application of Infrared Thermography to diagnose health conditions in farm animals

Date: Wed 24th January 2018 | Time: 10:00 – 15:15

Venue: The Boiler House, Newcastle University

In the global effort to promote sustainability in food production, the question of welfare detriment experienced by farm animal species is very timely. The advancement of computing capabilities and cost-effective technologies provide an invaluable opportunity to develop new ways of assessing the impact of injuries and diseases on the animal, while simultaneously reducing the adverse economic impact to producers due to losses on farm and at slaughter. Infrared Thermography (IRT) is a promising diagnostic tool which has recently been used to detect alterations in skin temperature associated with health impairment in poultry, pigs and cattle.

Aims of this workshop:

(1) To provide a forum for sharing the scientific principles and the technical challenges of using IRT to investigate different health conditions across a range of species.

(2) To identify potential application routes that may be of interest to industry to assist with the diagnosis of specific health issues.

More information on the workshop can be found at the following link: http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/irtnewcastle2018/


The workshop is FREE to attend. For catering purposes, please let us know if you are interested in coming along by emailing Pierpaolo Di Giminiani (pierpaolo.di-giminiani@ncl.ac.uk).




Society of Feed Technologists

NextGen: Introduction to the Animal Feed Industry 

Thursday 1st March 2018 

Park Inn by Radisson Forgegate – Telford, Shropshire TF3 4NA


For 2018 the SFT NextGen have organised a short seminar reflecting the views of participants at the initial meeting at SFT’s 50th Anniversary. 
The structure of the Animal Feed Industry - David Wilde, Product Technical Manager, Anpario
An introduction to Feed Assurance Schemes, particularly UFAS - Victoria Buxton, Managing Director, Apheya Animal Nutrition 
Current issues affecting the Animal Feed Industry - Paul Poornan, Managing Director, Humphrey Feeds and Pullets 

The charge is £35 + VAT  
(reduced to £10.00 + VAT for registered students at college/university). 
11am start and 14.30 close. 


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