B+LNZ Facial Eczema Workshop: Havelock

In this workshop the latest information and research is presented on Facial Eczema. Facial Eczema is a potentially devastating disease and by the time you see symptoms, the damage may already be done.


What is Facial Eczema and what effect does it have on my animals? What are the warning signs? How can I protect my animals now and also reduce my risk long term?  

Join us for an interactive session covering what FE damage looks like, and a discussion on approaches to management including breeding for resistance and other on-farm tools.

This event is supported by DairyNZ.

Discussion topics

  • Cause of FE.
  • Cost of FE.
  • Monitoring/Grazing Management.
  • Prevention tools.
  • Breeding/Genetics.

Guest speakers

1) Trish Lipyeat

2) Shannon Patterson

Shannon Patterson joined Vet Marlborough last year from the home of facial eczema Northland where she worked as Large Animal Production and Clinic Manager for the Vet Centre and previously as Regional Manager for Agritrade formerly Agrifeeds one of the major players in the eczema/zinc market NZ. Shannon has elaborate experience and exposure around Facial Eczema from research and trial work to hands on on-farm practical experience dealing with the disease. She has seen some of the worst impacts of eczema in both sheep and cattle clinically and subclinally. She is passionate about awareness of the disease and the future control of it and happy to share her knowledge and experience with those that are interested.”



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