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APHA’s Centre of Expertise in Extensively Managed Livestock

APHA Carmarthen Veterinary Investigation Centre is being developed as a Centre of Expertise for surveillance in extensively managed livestock. Whilst based in Wales, the Centre is a Great Britain-wide resource.

About the Centre of Expertise

This Centre of Expertise is being set up to:

  • Develop efficient ways of sourcing surveillance data and information on extensively managed livestock to improve surveillance
  • Investigate and develop how data and information can be translated into actionable intelligence and disseminated to farmers and vets
  • Develop a virtual hub of expertise in surveillance in extensively managed livestock to complement the Species Expert Groups

The development of this Centre of Expertise follows engagement with a cross section of stakeholders from Government, industry, veterinary practice, retail and academic sectors who contributed initial ideas at a conference held in July 2016.

See the report of the Surveillance in Extensively Managed Livestock Conference.

The development of the Centre of Expertise will progress over a number of years and is one of a number of  projects under way to develop scanning surveillance further.

Contact the centre

For further information, contact APHA Carmarthen Veterinary Investigation Centre on 01267 235244.

Latest developments

Work is currently underway to map and identify extensively managed holdings. A report summarising this work and its findings will be published soon.