Date and time: 26-27 January 2022
Location: SRUC Veterinary Services, Pentlands Science Park, EH26 0PZ
Face-to-face delivery may be subject to change depending on Government advice with regards to Covid-19.

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.


(subject to availability)

  • George Caldow, Head of SRUC Veterinary Services
  • Colin Mason, SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer
  • Helen Carty, 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.

Early bird registration: £450 incl VAT (net £375)
Standard price: £500 incl VAT (net £416.67)

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

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