Date and time: 9–10 November 2022
Location: Bush House, Edinburgh Technopole, Milton Bridge, Midlothian, EH26 0BB

Respiratory disease in any cattle production system remains a very significant cause of poor welfare, reduced production efficiency and increased antibiotic use. While all farm animal vets will be familiar with aspects of management and treatment of respiratory disease, this course aims to cover all aspects of the subject in depth. Presentations will include the latest research findings and technical thinking.

Course content

  • Respiratory tract physiology and immune response to a disease challenge (infectious or not)
  • The pathophysiology of pneumonia
  • The effect of the environment, management and nutrition on lung immunity and pneumonia risk
  • Assessing and managing the cattle environment from a vet’s perspective
  • Infectious agents and appropriate diagnostics
  • Clinical disease detection methods, treatment strategies and appropriate use of antibiotics

This course may support those working towards their RCVS CertAVP. It is particularly applicable to C-C.7 Youngstock rearing and infectious diseases.


(subject to availability)

  • Tim Geraghty, SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer
  • Colin Mason, SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer
  • Iain Mccormick, SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer
  • Alwyn Jones, 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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