Industry knowledge and research data.
Industry knowledge and research data.
Livestock Health News articles are published by Ambic with the intention of putting relevant industry knowledge and research data into the public domain as a service to the dairy industry. Articles are contributed by acknowledged industry experts, including the following whose profiles are shown below.
Peter Edmondson is a dairy veterinarian who has been specialising in mastitis and milk quality work for the past 35 years. He worked with large dairy herds for Almarai in Saudi Arabia and China and then became a partner in a large specialist dairy practice in the south-west of England.
Peter formed UdderWise in 2005, a company providing mastitis solutions. Udderwise specialises in providing mastitis technical expertise, milk quality programmes, tailor made training, troubleshooting mastitis, residue and milk quality problems, residue avoidance advice and providing legal expert witness work in all cattle and milk quality related matters.
Peter works with dairy farmers, vets, pharmaceutical, agricultural and dairy processing businesses throughout the world. He has excellent communication skills and is in demand to speak at international conferences. He is a popular trainer and renowned for his practical and down to Earth approach. Peter carries out referral visits to dairy herds throughout the world using his practical problem solving skills.
Peter is a fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and registered specialist in cattle health and production. He is a diplomat of the European College of Bovine Herd Medicine.
Peter is involved in transferring skills and technology to help the dairy industry in the developing world. He spends time carrying out voluntary work in Africa on a regular basis.
Ian Ohnstad is an internationally recognised specialist in milking technology. He is a director of The Dairy Group which is a firm of dairy consultants. He leads the team of milking technology specialists, which provide independent advice on milking parlour specification and operation, hygienic milk production, mastitis control and dairy building design.
He has an active research portfolio and collaborates on research projects in many different countries. He is often requested to manage field trials and product evaluations and has participated in several research and development projects at Ambic.
Ian is the Chairman of the British Mastitis Conference and is on the Board of Directors of the National Mastitis Council in the USA. He is an active member of the Central Mastitis Review Group and sits on the AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control steering group.
As well as working throughout the UK, Ian has considerable overseas experience providing consultancy in the USA, Australia, Africa, New Zealand, the Middle East and Japan as well as throughout Europe.
Tom Hemling is an internationally recognised expert in livestock animal health with many years of research experience in the field of animal science and food safety. After 25 years spent working in DeLaval’s R&D department, where he built up extensive experience working in the areas of animal health, animal drugs, cleaning & sanitising products and sustainable food production, Tom launched his own consultancy, TCH Animal Health LLP, in 2016 and currently acts as an adviser to Ambic.
Tom has a PhD in Organic Chemistry and has won a number of awards for his research work. He is also named in a number of patents. Alongside his numerous professional memberships, Tom has been an active member of the National Mastitis Council, including serving on the Board of Directors between 1994 and 1999 and chairing the Teat Dip Committee between 2000 and 2006.
Founded in 1977 Ambic started out life as a contract plastic moulding operation and during the last thirty years it has built up significant expertise in the area of precision moulding and the design and manufacture of semi-technical plastic products.
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