We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the 2022 AHDA conference and exhibition after the enforced cancellation of the event last year due to the pandemic.

In addition to a wealth of networking and CPD opportunities, representatives from around 50 leading animal health companies – including veterinary medicine manufacturers, suppliers and industry groups – will be showcasing their products and services to delegates in the adjoining exhibition hall.


We are delighted to announce Abi Seager, the newly appointed CEO of the VMD, as our keynote speaker this year who is kindly kickstarting the conference for us.

After this, delegates will be able to attend a range of workshops (all earning CPD points) which will include relevant thought-provoking topics.


We focus on a wide range of topics relevant to today’s world in animal health and welfare. These sessions will be split into “Farm Animal” and “Companion Animal & Equine”. Delegates can of course move between the two topics.

There will be around 60 points available to RAMA’s over the course of the two days. (Programme subject to change)


10.00 – 10.30 Conference and Exhibition opens
Tea and Coffee available (sponsored by Norbrook)


10.30 – 11.00 Abi Seager (CEO Veterinary Medicine Directorate) 3 CPD points

11.00 – 12.30 Choice of two workshops (delegates can select a workshop subject to available space)

Over the last six months AHDA has been focussed on a project of work that has been initially looking at anthelmintic resistance and now more broadly at enhancing responsible prescribing.

To take this work forwards we have partnered with three veterinary medicine manufacturers and SCOPS to help deliver interactive workshops for conference delegates.

OPTION ONE: Courageous conversations

What are the challenges? How different techniques can be used to engage with customers and not just make a sale (in conjunction with Zoetis) 12 CPD points

OPTION TWO: Proper prescribing

A detailed look at the prescribing process, from start to finish (in conjunction with SCOPS) 12 CPD points

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch & Exhibition Networking
Tea and Coffee available (sponsored by Norbrook)


14.00 – 15.30 Choice of two workshops (delegates can select a workshop subject to available space)

OPTION THREE: Faecal egg Counting

An important component of responsible prescribing (in conjunction with Boehringer Ingelheim) 12 CPD points

OPTION FOUR: Animal medicine planning

Proper preparation gives benefits to farmers and prescribers (in conjunction with Elanco) 12 CPD points

16.00 – 17.00 Farmsense Happy Hour Drinks Reception

Complimentary bar* offering Wine & Bottled Beer within the Exhibition area (in the Palace Suite) sponsored by Farmsense (*Upper limit applies)

17.30 Exhibition and Conference closes for day delegates.

18.45 – 19.15 Complimentary AHDA Champagne reception Pre-dinner drinks reception for two-day delegates (in the Kings Suite)

19.15 Gala Dinner sponsored by Datamars (in the Kings Suite)

Four course dinner with complimentary wine.

Additional entertainment includes: The Chris Hamilton memorial award, AMTRA Awards, Grand Prize Draw in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society, live music and after- dinner speaker Andrew Ryan (sponsored by Zoetis)

(in the Kings Suite)

SESSION THREE: Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim 12 CPD points

09.00 – 09.30
Rob Howe (LLM Farm Vets) Integrated parasite management and harnessing the power of the Dung Beetle
09.30 – 10.00 Sioned Timothy (Boehringer Ingelheim) Towards sustainable worm control in cattle
10.00 – 10.30 Dave Bartley (The Moredun institute) Checking the need to prescribe
10.30 – 11.15 Coffee and Tea Break (Sponsored by Norbrook)

SESSION FOUR: Sponsored by Elanco 7 CPD points

11.15 – 11.45
Matt Colston (Elanco) Sheep wormers overview
11.45 – 12.15 Jonathan Statham (Animal Health and Welfare Board for England) Future pathways
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch & Exhibition Networking

SESSION FIVE: Sponsored by Zoetis 10 CPD points
13.15 – 14.00
Ally Ward (Zoetis) An update on lungworm in Cattle
14.00 – 14.30 Dan Griffiths (Norbrook) Managing milk fever
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee and Tea Break (sponsored by Norbrook)

SESSION SIX: Sponsored by Datamars 6 CPD points
15.00 – 15.30
Kevin Coffey (Datamars) Smart farming
15.30 – 16.00
Georgina Thomas
(Trouw Nutrition) Nutritional strategies to support recovery of calf with diarrhoea

(in the Arden Suite)

SESSION THREE: Sponsored by Pets at Home 9 CPD points

09.00 – 09.30
Claire Stratford and Allison Pyatt (VMD) Anthelmintic resistance in horse parasites
09.30 – 10.00 Jo Gater-Willats (Nettex) Backyard poultry winter 2021-22 update
10.00 – 10.30 Marie-Louise Bennett (Mars) Companion animal oral health
10.30 – 11.15 Coffee and Tea Break– (sponsored by Norbrook)

SESSION FOUR: Sponsored by Pets at Home 8 CPD points

11.15 – 11.45
Julia Shrubb (Ashbrook Equine Hospital) Sustainable worming strategies for horses
11.45 – 12.15 Jonathon Doyle (Chanelle) RAMA scenarios: Identifying & prescribing parasiticides
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch & Exhibition Networking

SESSION FIVE: Sponsored by Pets at Home 7 CPD points

13.15 – 13.45
Geoffrey Guyot (Boehringer Ingelheim) Next level parasite protection for dogs
13.45 – 14.05 Speaker TBC (Ceva) Mind over matter, behaviour in dogs and cats
14.05 – 14.30 Kate Hore (NAF) Understanding food labels
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee and Tea Break (sponsored by Norbrook)

SESSION SIX: Sponsored by Pets at Home 6 CPD points

15.00 – 15.30
Michael Bellingham (PFMA) Pet food and nutrition: myths vs. reality
15.30 – 16.00 Karen Froud-Murray (Vital Spark Training Consultants) Motivation Matters

This years conference sees a wealth of knowledge from our key industry speakers. Find out more about our speakers here.