News and Views Issue 25

Welcome to Issue 25 of AFBI News and Views

You are invited to AFBI's October Seminar

Dr Ziping Wu will be presenting the AFBI October Lunchtime Seminar entitled "Multi-disciplinary research is needed in reducing antibiotics in animal use".

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AFBI shine at EAAP

AFBI not only had a key role in organising Europe's largest animal science conference, 46 AFBI researchers also featured heavily throughout the programme of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) Conference which recently took place in Belfast.

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Take care if using bute in horses

Farmers are being urged to take extreme care when using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug bute (phenylbutazone) to treat horses.  Investigative work carried out by scientists in AFBI has shown the risk of inadvertently contaminating cattle through the use of bute is very real.

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AFBI builds research links with Jiangxi Province

AFBI is always seeking to increase international collaborations and expand its influence as a globally active research organisation.  AFBI recently hosted a delegation from Jiangxi Province at AFBI Hillsborough.

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Aquaculture first at animal conference

AFBI have sponsored the first aquaculture session to ever appear on the programme of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) conference in its 67-year history. The 4-day conference took place in Belfast at the end of August and had over 1500 delegates and brought nearly £3M to the local economy.

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AFBI School Science Demonstration Day

AFBI is holding a schools Science Demonstration Day on its research farm at AFBI Hillsborough on Tuesday 18 October 2016. This event is designed for GCSE and A level students studying agricultural or biological sciences. To date 139 students are currently registered.

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Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) visit AFBI

AFBI recently hosted a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), led by Mr Abdulstar Majeed, Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

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Science Uncovered at Ulster Museum

AFBI Scientists will be taking part in "Science Uncovered" 
at the Ulster Museum, an event which will highlight the wonders of scientific activity in Northern Ireland - a new late-night event bursting with revelations, breakthroughs and discoveries. A full report and images from the event will be in News and Views Issue 26.

Meet the Scientist - Dr Andrew Byrne

This month Dr Andrew Byrne, Bacteriology Branch, AFBI Veterinary Sciences Division talks about his role in AFBI. I am a Veterinary Epidemiologist (VRO) based in Bacteriology within Veterinary Sciences at AFBI Stormont.

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