Flock Health Ltd personnel
Dr Fiona Lovatt BVSc PhD FHEA DSHP DipECSRHM MRCVS
Fiona has delivered interactive and practical veterinary, farmer and SQP CPD workshops and presentations for HCC, Farming Connect, QMS, AHDB Beef and Lamb, Sheep Veterinary Society, J Sainsbury’s, Nottingham University and many of the animal health pharmaceutical companies on a regular basis since 2012. These events have been throughout the United Kingdom as well as in Eire, Germany, Denmark, Canada and New Zealand.
Fiona is an associate clinical professor at the University of Nottingham and a Specialist in sheep health and production recognised by the European College as well as the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She has been awarded a Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority following her exploration of the pedagogy of teaching, with a particular emphasis on sheep health and production, the use of ‘authentic learning experiences’ & the opportunities offered by remote teaching using available technologies.
Fiona developed the concept of Flock Health Clubs in 2015, and has run a number of veterinary CPD meetings for this format. She is a member of the RUMA Targets Task Force and the Clinical Lead for the RCVS Knowledge Farm Vet Champions.
Fiona has worked on the Ram Compare project since its conception in 2015, is a steering group member of the AHDB Challenge Sheep project looking at ewe replacements and worked with AHDB on the Iceberg Disease project and Target Survival, project on neonatal mortality.
Fiona has worked closely with Dr Nigel Kendall at the University of Nottingham as a co-supervisor on a number of undergraduate projects related to mineral nutrition. She has good contacts throughout the veterinary field and brought leading veterinary practitioners together in 2018 to discuss best practice approach to ruminant mineral nutrition.
Peter Bone started his agriculture career in 1974, since 1995 he has specialised in ruminant mineral nutrition within the United Kingdom, Ireland, America, Mexico and New Zealand. Traveling to different counties has allowed him to experience many different feeding systems and mineral imbalances.
In June 2014 Pete established his own consultancy business to focus on ruminant mineral nutrition working alongside veterinary practices and livestock farmers.
The subject of mineral nutrition for farm animals does not always receive the attention it deserves, Peter is very keen to promote the testing of stock using blood and tissue to establish animal mineral status.
In conjunction with Dr Nigel Kendall based at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science University of Nottingham they have developed an on farm practical approach called Total Farm Mineral Auditing. The approach is supported by forage mineral levels and all other feeding stuffs, including livestock drinking water. By taking this action we can view ALL mineral inputs and give livestock manager’s better guidance and recommendations.
When a supplementation plan has been actioned, it is important to have the ability to monitor the success of the plan. This can be untaken by blood sampling or the use of tissue samples.
He has developed a very keen interest in the negative effects of molybdenum, sulphur and iron in bovines and ovines.
When not working Pete teaches sailing in the Cotswold Water Park and South West England.
His company is Livestock and Grassland Mineral Consultancy, 21 June Lewis Way, Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7 4GH.
George studied Veterinary Medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During his PhD studies, he investigated the genetics of energy balance and fertility in Holstein Cows. After spending a few years managing a 600 cow dairy herd in Greece he moved to the USA where he worked as a research associate at Cornell University where he was involved in various research projects on dairy cattle lameness, mastitis and reproductive diseases. He is currently studying dairy cattle lameness using genomic and microbiomic approaches. The overarching objective of his research is to improve the welfare of dairy cattle and the sustainability of dairy farms.
Agenda for the day includes An update on claw horn disruption lesions, controlling digital dermatitis in dairy herds and Can we breed lameness out of our herds?
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Although this is the last in the series of Cattle CPD, don’t forget to check out our other CPD here
We are really excited to be collaborating with Tom Greenham from Advance Milking Limited for this CPD.
Tom is a director in Advance Milking Limited, a consultancy service for all aspects of udder health and milking machine optimisation. Advance Milking provide specialist advice for dairy farms in the UK and Ireland, as well as working around the world to deliver training and independent support to other dairy veterinary surgeons and industry stakeholders. Research is a growing area of work, with Advance Milking currently leading studies on milking efficiency and udder health, as well as providing independent advice for novel product development.
Tom’s background is in veterinary medicine, with ten years in dairy practice prior to setting up Advance Milking with colleague Dan Humphries. A growing interest in udder health and milking performance led to further specialisation in this area, providing advanced advice the milking machine’s impact on mastitis, milk quality and milking efficiency.
This is the fourth in a series of Cattle CPD being offered at WVSC. The next module is on Lameness, to view and book your place click here!
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Her publications on Dairy Reproduction include:
This Cattle CPD is part of a Modular Cattle course, to view the next Module on Dairy Cow Mastitis click here
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