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The Irish TB Eradication Programme

Venue: The Carlton Airport Hotel, 9th/10th October 2007

Day 1 Tuesday 9th October.

9.00-10.00:      

  • Registration
  • Tea/Coffee

Session 1 Chairman: Mr. Martin Blake, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, DAFF

10.00-10.15:

  • Welcome and Opening Address
      • Mr. Patrick Rogan, Chief Veterinary Officer, DAFF.

10.15-11.45:

  • The Experience gained during the ERAD years 1988-1992
      • Prof. D. Collins
      • Dr. L. Downey, former Director of ERAD.
      • M Sheridan, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, DAFF.

11.45-12.45:

  • Current DAFF Policy, Strategies and Supporting Systems
  • Current Eradication Programme        
      • M.Good, SSVI, DAFF
  • Animal Health Computer Systems       
      • P. Maher, SVI, DAFF and
      • T. McTague, VI, DAFF

12.45-2.00: Lunch

Session 2 Chairman: Mr. Michael Sheridan, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, DAFF 

2.00-3.30:

  • TB Eradication Expenditure           
      • A. Robinson, AP, DAFF
  • Quality Control of Testing                     
      • A. Duignan, SVI, DAFF
  • Pre-movement Testing Evaluated           
      • T. Clegg, UCD.

3.30-4.00: Tea/Coffee

4.00-5.30:

  • The East Offaly Project                   
      • J. Eves, VI, DAFF
  • The Four Area Project                           
      • J. Griffin, SSVI, DAFF
  • Irish and UK Science Compared           
      •   Prof S. More, UCD.

5.30-6.00: Discussion

Day 2 Wednesday 10th October.

Session 3 Chairman: Ms. Margaret Good, SSVI, DAFF

9.00 - 10.30:

  • Diet of Irish Badgers                                    
      • G. Cleary, TCD
  • Reproduction in Irish Badgers                  
      • L. Stuart, TCD
  • Farm Yard Survey                                       
      • P. Sleeman, UCC
  • Heredity and TB                                         
      • M. Bermingham, Teagasc

10.30-11.00: Tea/Coffee

11.00-12.45:

  • TB Epidemiology                                   
      •   P.Doran, VI, DAFF
  • A DVO perspective outlined                      
      • D. Patton, SVI, DAFF
  • Ireland's Wildlife Strategy           
      • J. O'Keeffe, SVI, DAFF

12.45-2.00: Lunch

Session 4 Chairman: Mr. Patrick Flanagan, Regional SSVI, DAFF

2.00 - 3.30:

  • County Laois 1989-2005                  
      • F. Olea-Popelka, University of Guelph
  • Immunology and TB                       
      • E. Gormley, UCD
  • An Evaluation of stopped restraints       
      • Prof. W. Martin, University of Guelph.

3.30-4.00: Tea/Coffee

4.00-5.30: 

  • Safety aspects of BCG vaccine            
      • D. Murphy, UCD
  • Vaccination of Badgers: the story so far           
      • L.Corner. UCD
  • The Veterinary Laboratory Service           
      • J. Egan, SSRO, DAFF and
      • E. Costello, SRO, DAFF

5.30-6.00: Discussion and Close