Date and time: The next course date will be released in June 2022. Please contact us for more details via the form below
Location: To be confirmed

The challenge for veterinary surgeons involved in herd health planning is to provide a service that improves and safeguards the productivity of their clients’ herds.

To succeed, the process must be dynamic and interactive, but above all progressive to ensure that the herd health plan is a living document of continued relevance to the herd and not merely a box ticking exercise. To that end, this course covers the production principles that govern profitability of the beef cow herd and focus on data collection and analysis and it explores the interactive health plan programme as a tool for this.

Course content

  • The factors that determine production efficiency in the beef cow herd
  • Generating production targets that are relevant for the individual client
  • An introduction to risk management and its application to health planning
  • Analysis of production data and problem solving
  • Preventive programmes for the infectious diseases that have greatest impact on productivity of the herd

This course may support those working towards their RCVS CertAVP. It is particularly applicable to B-PAP.2 Production animal practice.

Please watch our course video for more information from the tutors.


(subject to availability)

  • George Caldow, Head of SRUC Veterinary Services
  • Tim Geraghty, SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer

If you are an international applicant you can check if you need a visa to study this course on our Visas & immigration page.
For information on cancellations please view our refund policy.

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