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Young NPA December meeting to explore antibiotics in the pig industry

8th Nov 2017 / By Alistair Driver

Young NPA's annual conference will explore antibiotic use in the pig industry when it takes place in early December. 

The conference will take place on December 7, in London, and will be followed by a dinner in the evening for Young NPA members. 

An exciting line-up of speakers includes Colin Nunan, scientific adviser for the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics and Duncan Berkshire, specialist pig vet at Bishopton Veterinary Group and vice president of the Pig Veterinary Society, who will give their takes on the use of antibiotics in the pig sector. 

The NPA's Georgina Crayford, who has organised the event, will share her findings from
various trips around the world as part of her Nuffield Scholarship into strategies to change farmer behaviour regarding antibiotic use on farm.

Lizzie Bentley, technical support manager at Yorkshire Farmers marketing cooperative will talk
about the methods the company and its members are employing on farm to reduce antibiotic use.

Georgina said: "This year we have a packed agenda which will be exploring antibiotic use in the pig industry. 

'The pig sector has committed to reducing its antibiotic use by 60% over five years to 2020. How might the pig sector deliver against this ambitious target and what might the challenges be?" 

Where and when

The conference will take place at St Matthew's Conference Centre, 20 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 2BU, starting with lunch from 12:30pm.

After the conference, for those that wish, there will be a dinner at All Bar One, Villiers Street.
 
Please let us know if you would like to come (and whether you are joining us for lunch, dinner and require accommodation) by emailing Andrea.Vickers@npanet.org.uk by November 17.

Spaces are limited, so will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.  

Georgina added: "The event is becoming increasingly popular so don’t delay in booking your space, otherwise you risk missing out. For those of you working in allied industry, initially we will be limiting places to two per company, so please agree amongst yourselves who will be coming before letting us know.  If there are any spare spaces after the deadline, we’ll let you know."
 
"We do hope you can come and look forward to hearing from you."

  • Young NPA is for pig industry people aged between 18 and 40. There is no application form or subscription fee as long as you or your employer are current NPA members. 

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