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RUMA 2021 Conference - Responsible use of veterinary medicines - UK and International perspectives

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Date: Thursday 18th November 2021

Opening times: 09:45 – 16:30 GMT

Venue: Virtual


The Responsible use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA), will be hosting its annual conference online on Thursday 18th November 2021.

The morning programme is devoted to domestic issues. It will focus on the positive story of responsible use of medicines in UK farming and companion animal sectors, which see high standards of food safety, animal health and welfare. The morning will conclude with a look ahead to the UK animal medicines legislation.

The afternoon programme looks at the international context for the responsible use of medicines, concluding with a look at how the efforts of UK farmers to develop high standards of food safety, animal health and welfare create an expectation as the UK develops new international trade relationships.

Fiona Lovatt, Farm Vet Champions Clinical Lead, will be discussing the Farm Vet Champions project at the conference, more details to follow. 

Fiona Lovatt, Farm Vet Champions Clinical Lead

Fiona Lovatt is the Clinical Lead for Farm Vet Champions at RCVS Knowledge. She joins the team with a passion forFiona Lovatt proactive veterinary involvement on UK sheep farms, particularly enthusing both vets and sheep farmers to interact better through proactive individual flock health planning and Flock Health Clubs. Fiona runs Flock Health Ltd, a sheep veterinary consultancy business ( that works collaboratively with vets, farmers, processors, retailers and pharmaceutical companies, primarily in the UK but also further afield. She is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Sheep Health and Production, a diplomate of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management and works, on a very part-time basis, as a clinical associate professor at the University of Nottingham.

Fiona is a past president of the Sheep Veterinary Society and currently chairs the UK Sheep Antibiotic Guardian Group, having represented the sheep industry on the RUMA Targets Task Force since 2016.

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