HUVEPHARMA® Neonatal Health: The Key To Cattle Production
“Neonatal Health: The Key To Cattle Production”, seminar organized by HUVEPHARMA® took place in Pravets, Bulgaria from June 26th – 28th this year. Topics presented, fueled interest within cattle professionals community, attracting over 200 participants, from countries in Europe, Brazil and Russia. Over 2 day seminar nine speakers addressed the audience and captivated their attention, followed by dynamic and interesting questions and discussions.
Dr. David Black (UK), as key note speaker opened the seminar on Wednesday 26th, giving an interesting overview of current situation in Veterinary profession, as well as the outlook for it and market developments till year 2050.
Neonatal health as one of the crucial stages in every newborn calf’s life, irreparably influencing animal’s health status as well as production performance throughout its life, was the focus of the second day of seminar. Challenges the new born animal faces from the moment it is born, as well as the ways of controlling them and minimizing their impact, were addressed throughout this second day of the seminar by renowned speakers and vet practitioners, sharing with participants their thoughts, knowledge and experience.
Dr. John F. Mee (IRL), addressed the “Golden hour”, the first hour in calf’s live after calving as the most important time, that will make all the difference regarding development of the animal.
The prevalence of pathogens in Neonatal period including recent results from a comprehensive study in New Zealand, was presented by Prof. Alex Grinberg (NZ).
Prof. Sotiraki (GRE) and Dr. Kostopoulou (GRE) gave an overview on new techniques in laboratory and field diagnostics of neonatal pathogens, with special focus on Cryptosporidiosis, disease affecting almost all cattle farms around the World.
Cryptosporidiosis was discussed more into details in the presentation given by Prof. Losson (BE) and Dr. Duquesne (BE). Prof. Losson pointed out that Cryptosporidiosis is a perfect example for the one health umbrella concept, since it is a zoonosis on which both Human and Animal Health communities should cooperate to minimize its impact. Dr. Duquesne gave an overview on biosecurity measures and their importance on cattle farms.
Experience from practice, a vet practitioners view on neonatal health and how to tackle neonatal health problems in calves was shared by two practicing vets, Dr. Stefan Krueger (DE) and Dr. Sarah Gibbs (UK), both with many years of experience in cattle farming. Their talks were extremely well perceived, and were followed by good discussions.
HUVEPHARMA® being strongly market oriented company, works diligently on developing, marketing and practicality enhancement of the solutions to neonatal health problems, unique and different from the existing ones in the market.