Annual TB training for Approved Veterinary Surgeons

Under the TB Contract, Approved Veterinary Surgeons must attend on half day of TB training delivered by DAERA annually.

The training sessions took place in Cafre Greenmount Campus on 14 September 2016, Cafre Loughry Campus on 21 September 2016 and at the AVSPNI Conference, Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, County Cavan on 14 October 2016.  There will be a final session in Cafre Loughry Campus on 08 February 2017.

The training sessions were attended by Approved Veterinary Surgeons, approved to carry out TB testing by DAERA.

The presentations were made by DAERA staff David Kyle, Abigail Armstrong, Enzo Ascenzi, Andrew Doyle, Raymond Kirke, Maria O'Hagan, Kathryn McBride and Declan Woods.

The topics covered were The Contract and Key Performance Indices; Test Supervisions; McLintock Syringe maintenance between manufacturer services; TB tests and statistical analysis of skin test results; Management of the TB Programme in the field; Update on TB Epidemiology; Badgers and Biosecurity; Update on TB Biosecurity; and Health and Safety.

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