Cattle knowledge boosted by Berlin conference

“The conference was a huge success. It was great to get department support to access networking opportunities such as this, and to build on the knowledge that l can bring to my work with the department”, added Jocelyn.Pastoral Production Officer Dr Jocelyn Coventry recentlyreturned from Berlin, where she attended the joint International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine.

“My main reason for attending was to share and update knowledge relevant to livestock health and production in the global regions between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn,” said Jocelyn.

The conference had a scientific program and workshops featuring broad-based issues for both the livestock resource (genetic resources, biodiversity, animal production and welfare) and the human resource (pastoralism on arid lands, socio-economic assessment of animal health interventions, training and capacity building).

“In my current work as a Pastoral Production Officer and as an NT-registered veterinarian, I undertake research and extension in extensive cattle production, including applied cattle research into herd dynamics, herd health and performance recording on the department’s Old Man Plains Research Station. Much of the conference program and its workshops applied to mycurrent and future work.

“I presented a poster titled: ‘Muscle glycogen at slaughter is higher with higher growth rates in extensively-managed cattle’. This was an output from research that has been undertaken by the department in collaboration with Murdoch University’s School of Veterinary and Life Sciences. It showcased the department’s cooperative research to an international audience.

For more information about the conference,contact http://www.aitvm-stvm2016.com/scientific-program/index.html

Conference attendees at Humboldt Freie Universitat zu Berlin

Conference attendees at Humboldt Freie Universitat zu Berlin

Last updated: 19 December 2016