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Ruminant Mineral Nutrition Investigation, Incorporating Copper: Deficiency and Two Toxicities

The course will give the veterinarian the tools to evaluate the mineral status of farm livestock enterprises and how to manage identified issues.  The course will be spread over two days with day one focussing on the on farm inputs which will include an on-farm practical element.  A session on copper in ruminants entitled “Deficiency and 2 toxities” will take place during the evening.  Day two will focus on animal sampling and the options available to address issues.  Day 1 will commence at 11.00am and finish at 5.00pm.  An evening session will be available between 7.00pm and 10.00pm.  Day 2 will commence at 8.30am and conclude at 3.30pm.

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Ruminant Mineral Nutrition Investigation, Incorporating Copper: Deficiency and Two Toxicities (10% online booking discount)
19/06/201720/06/2017£531.00[Read More]
Ruminant Mineral Nutrition Investigation, Incorporating Copper: Deficiency and Two Toxicities (20% Alumni/Clinical Associate Discount)
19/06/201720/06/2017£472.00[Read More]
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Vaccinating Cattle on Beef and Dairy Farms; how to implement vaccination protocols on Farm

Synopsis

This course will provide an overview of all available vaccines in the UK and critically appraise the role of vaccines in the cattle industry. In addition, it will present results from recent research carried out by Nottingham University and other research groups in the area of vaccination of cattle relevant to practitioners. Research has shown that veterinary surgeons struggle with decision-making regarding vaccination protocols and this course aims to clarify aspects to facilitate their decision-making. The role of immunity in relation to the efficacy of cattle vaccines will be covered. The knowledge gained on the course is applied on the day in interactive case studies to consolidate your learning.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Available bovine vaccines and their current use
  • Motivators and barriers of farmers and veterinary surgeons to cattle vaccination
  • How to decide on the best vaccination protocol for a client
  • Effective implementation of vaccination protocols in practice

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to understand the role of immunity in relation to the efficacy of cattle vaccines
  • Be aware of factors influencing you and your clients’ decision-making around vaccination
  • Be able to pro-actively implement practical vaccination protocols on beef and dairy farms

Required delegate attributes:

This course is designed for veterinary surgeons with all levels of experience. It will provide invaluable practical information for those who have limited experience with implementation of vaccination advice on dairy and beef farms. In addition, it will provide information for experienced practitioners around the area of decision-making and risk perception of veterinary surgeons and farmers. The course would also be of value to those veterinary surgeons undertaking further professional qualifications in preventive herd health medicine.

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Vaccinating Cattle on Beef and Dairy Farms; how to implement vaccination protocols on Farm (10% online discount)
06/06/201706/06/2017£265.50[Read More]
Vaccinating Cattle on Beef and Dairy Farms; how to implement vaccination protocols on Farm (20% Alumni/Clinical associate discount)
06/06/201706/06/2017£236.00[Read More]

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