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

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
  • 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.

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