Vet Deer Society meeting in Edinburgh in November

Posted by Dick Playfair on Sep 25, 2019

The Veterinary Deer Society is holding a conference on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November 2019 at the Moredun Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik EH26 0PZ just to the south of Edinburgh.

The meeting will concentrate on the growing demand for veterinary expertise in the rapidly developing area of UK red deer farming and also, as Christmas approaches, on reindeer welfare. The conference is open to any interested who wish to attend.

The speakers are leaders in their field and include international experts Professor Morten Tryland, a reindeer specialist from northern Norway as well as Jose Antonio Ortiz a Spanish veterinarian who has worked with embryo transfer, semen collection and insemination in deer throughout the world. Nearer to home speakers include a number of UK vets who have specialised in deer and they will discuss the choice of drugs available to tranquilise deer, the importance of pregnancy scanning farmed red deer hinds, and the genetic improvement of farmed red deer. Several scientists and vets will contribute to a session devoted to the diagnosis and control of bovine tuberculosis in deer.

The conference is open to veterinarians wanting to increase their clinical knowledge of cervids, or non-veterinarians who are particularly interested in current research and scientific advances in the deer world, deer farmers and managers from the farmed and wild deer sectors. Full details are carried on the Veterinary Deer Society website:

You can use this link to book a place at the event.