ITBF2017

Cape Town, Western Cape

PROGRAMME

ITBF 2017 OPEN FORUM SESSIONS

(Open to all pre-registered attendees FROM  10:30am)

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Day 1

Sunday 8th January

Session 1 (Morning): INFECTIOUS DISEASES

08:30  REGISTRATION ITBF COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVES

9am to 10.30 am - Infectious Diseases Reports (Country Delegates only)

10.30 am to 11.00am -– Coffee

10:30  REGISTRATION FOR OPEN FORUM SESSION

11.00 am to 11.30pm – Report from the International Collating Centre, & Vaccine and Medicines – availability and new products to include a presentation from Dr Tarryn Dent Zoetis on EHV vaccines and availability.

11.30 to 12 noon – International Movement of Horses, (to include a presentation on AHS from Dr John Grewar, South Africa & a presentation from the NMBSI, India)

12 noon to 12.30 – Questions and answers; structured and spontaneous discussion with the contributors, panel and audience. Discussion & Conclusions for recommendation to the ITBF Board

12.30 to 2pm - Lunch

 

Session 2 (Afternoon): GENOMICS

2pm to 2.45pm - Disease resistance and disease gene mutations and genetic tests (Dr Brandon Velie, Sweden)

2.45pm to 3.30pm - Update on “speed” genetics and genomics – test and reliability. “Racing performance” studies. Speed GWAS results in past 2 years. (Professor Max Rothschild, USA)

3.30pm to 4pm – Coffee

4pm – 5 pm – Where could we / should we go from here ? Questions and answers; structured and spontaneous discussion with the contributors, panel and audience.

5pm - Electronic voting on issues arising from the genomics session

 

Day 2 

Monday 9th January

SESSION 3 – Breeding & Racing and the Wider World;

OPEN TO ALL DELEGATES

8.30am to 9.00am – A review of the extent and value of the Global Breeding and Racing industries, sources of this data, its strengths and weaknesses. (Dr Des Leadon)

9.am to 10.00am – Enhancing the value of the products of the breeding industry and the latest veterinary advances to help to achieve this goal; a) Reproduction b) Orthopaedics c) Respiratory d) General medical, e) Imaging. (Professor Warwick Bayly, Washington State University)

10am to 10.30 am– Coffee

SESSION 4 – Breeding, Racing, Sociology, Psychology, Sustainability and Welfare

10.30am to 11.15am – Breeding Racing & the Wider World: New perspectives; Sociology, Psychology, Sustainability and Equine Welfare. (Dr Iris Bergmann, University of Sydney)

11.15am to 11.45am – Questions and answers; structured and spontaneous discussion with the contributors, panel and audience. Electronic voting on issues arising from the Breeding, Racing & Wider World

11.45am to 12.30 pm – Lunch

SESSION 5 – The interface with the Insurance Industry

12.30 pm to 1.30pm – The interface between the Thoroughbred industry and the Insurance industry – to include contributions from Dr Fred Barrelet (Newmarket) and David Ashby (Chair – Lloyds Livestock Committee) and Juliet Redfern (Underwriter with special interest in South Africa. This session may include video-conferencing.

1.30 pm to 2.30 pm – Questions and answers; structured and spontaneous discussion with the contributors, panel and audience. Electronic voting on issues arising from the Insurance session.

2.30pm Close of Veterinary Sessions and Afternoon Tea.

3.00pm board bus for Varsfontein Stud Farm

 

 

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