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Health Management for Game Birds

Pheasant birdCourse is fully booked.

Date: 5 June 2019
Venue: SAC Consulting: Veterinary Services Centre, Greycrook, St Boswells, Roxburghshire, TD6 0EQ

Course Summary

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the game bird industry and cover the major infectious diseases and management issues that affect the health and welfare of game birds. It is designed to provide the veterinary practitioner with the knowledge and practical skills to be able to advise clients on prevention and control of these diseases and to advise on best management practice and responsible dispensing.

Course Content

  • Principles of rearing birds and game bird management
  • Role of the vet
  • Game bird diseases (early rearing, 10 days +, release pens)
  • Notifiable disease
  • Responsible dispensing for game birds
  • Practical session including post mortem examination, sampling, diagnosing protozoal infections.

Course Times

  • The course starts at 9.00am and will finish around 5.00pm.


SAC Consulting Veterinary Services

  • Anne Seaton BVM&S MSc MRCVS
  • Barbara Watson BVMS MSc MRCVS

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Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)

  • David Welchman MA VetMB PhD MRCVS