SRUC

Date and time: 25–26 January 2023
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel, Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UA

The purpose of this course is to provide in-depth information on the major infectious diseases that impact at the herd level. It covers the biology, diagnosis and control of BVD, IBR, Johne’s disease, Leptospirosis and Neospora in relation to the UK livestock systems. In addition salmonellosis and venereal Campylobacter infection are also discussed.

This course provides the veterinary practitioner with all the information required to advise their clients on the control, accreditation and prevention of these financially important diseases. The course satisfies CHeCS requirement for cattle practitioners to have undergone appropriate post graduate training in these diseases in order to provide veterinary support to their clients participating in CHeCS programmes.

Course content

  • The biology of each of the diseases
  • The principles and limitations of diagnostic tests, their applications for each disease and case based examples for discussion
  • Practical approaches to control in the dairy and beef herds

This course may support those working towards their RCVS CertAVP. It is particularly applicable to:

  • B-PAP.2 Production animal practice
  • C-C.7 Youngstock rearing & infectious diseases

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

Tutors

(subject to availability)

  • Helen Carty, SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer
  • Colin Mason, SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer
  • Katrina Henderson, SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer

If you are a non-UK or non-Irish national we need evidence of your right to study in the UK. After booking your place we will contact you and ask for a copy of your passport and UK visa. If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status we will ask for a copy of your passport or ID and your status-share code (when asked what you need the share code for, please select 'something else'). If you have any questions please contact us via the form below.

Prices (inc VAT)

Early bird price* £480
Standard price £530

*Early bird prices apply to bookings made more than six weeks in advance of the course date.

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