As part of the Rural Development Plan 2014-2020, DAFM, in conjunction with the EU, are funding a Targeted Advisory Service on Animal Health (TASAH) for farmers, delivered by trained veterinary practitioners.
The Service will focus on the following diseases of cattle:
- Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD)
- Somatic Cell Counts (SCC)
- Johne’s Disease (JD)
- Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR)
In addition, provision is also made for advice on animal and public health issues in the pig and poultry sectors, particularly salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis.
Under the Service, DAFM will pay veterinary practitioners for up to three hours of advice per visit. Only veterinary practitioners who have undertaken TASAH training, delivered by AHI, in relation to the relevant disease will be eligible to provide the Service.