World Buiatrics Congress 2016 (WBC 2016) Contact WBC 2016
The World’s Premier Cattle Health Congress
July 3rd - 8th 2016 Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Margaret Good MVB, PhD, MRCVS

M Good

Head of Ruminant Health and Identification Division, Irish Veterinary Service of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine


Qualified as a Veterinary Practitioner from University College Dublin, Ireland.

I worked in general veterinary Practice, mainly large animal practice, for a number of years before joining the Irish Veterinary Service of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine where I worked first in various local positions throughout the country including in abattoirs and regional veterinary offices and rising through the ranks to become a Senior Superintending Veterinary Inspector. I have served in this capacity in various positions including having responsibility for Veterinary training, TSEs, Aujeszky’s disease eradication in pigs, Bovine Brucellosis, Animal Welfare, Animal Remedies and Animal Breeding.

I am currently the Head of Ruminant Health and identification Division which includes being the senior programme policy veterinary manager for the Bovine TB Eradication Programme (TB diagnostics, badger TB-vaccine development, other related research and quality control activities), Bovine, Ovine and Caprine identification and traceability systems (live animals), Johnes Disease (paratuberculosis), BVD, IBR and other ruminant diseases, health and traceability issues.

I am a member of the Johne’s Disease (paratuberculosis)Technical working group of Animal Health Ireland; DAFM’s representative on the Health Protection and Surveillance Centre Tuberculosis (Human) group; Member of the Oral Badger Vaccine Project Board (UK, France and Ireland in partnership) and a Member of the EU Bovine Tuberculosis sub-group of the Task Force.
In 2011, I obtained a Ph.D. by thesis ‘The tuberculin test and its role in the strategic management and eradication of tuberculosis in cattle’ from Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

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