Over the past months, the DECIDE cattle group has been introducing the cattle barometer, one of the DECIDE pilot tools, at international conferences around Europe. From August 24-26, Dr. Jade Bokma (UGent) attended the European Buiatrics Congress in Berlin, Germany, followed by the 5th International Conference Of The European College Of Veterinary Microbiology in Bled, Slovenia from September 21-23. Read her impressions and click through the gallery below.
European Veterinary Barometer for Bovine Respiratory Diseases: A comprehensive tool for mapping diagnostic test results and geolocation of respiratory tract samples from cattle
“As a Veterinary Scientist I am always excited to attend the European Buiatrics Congress and ECVM. It was a very inspiring experience thanks to the impressive speakers, the attendees from various fields, and the great facilities, which together created an environment that encouraged innovation and collaboration. During this year’s EBC in Berlin, we had the opportunity to introduce the cattle barometer. This is one of the tools that is being developed in the DECIDE project that firstly aims to create awareness of circulating respiratory pathogens and the importance of taking samples and secondly to develop early warning systems to support decision making on farm. Reflecting on the congress, the sense of potential for positive changes and progress in various areas of veterinary medicine truly stands out.“