Biosecurity for the dairy herd

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This webinar discusses the methods used to stop diseases and pests from entering a dairy herd.

What is Biosecurity

• Dictionary definition:
• the methods that are used to stop a disease or infection from spreading from one person, animal, or place to others:
• Implication in the Dairy Herd • Prevent the risk of entry of disease into the herd from other animals, people or fomites.

Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

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Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

Written by Defra Press Office


There has been coverage today in the I and the Guardian, reporting on speculation around the upcoming government response to the recent Gene Editing consultation, which closed on 17th March.

A full government response, which will include a thorough analysis and summary of the responses to the consultation and which will set out our next steps, will be published in due course.

Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that mother nature has provided, such as breeding...