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Managing Respiratory Disease in Cattle

Sg dual linear logo Date: Cancelled (more information will be announced later)
Venue: SRUC Veterinary Services, Pentlands Science Park, Edinburgh. EH26 0PZ

Course summary

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 finding and technical thinking. Practical sessions on farm plus group discussions will form part of the course outline.

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

Course times

  • The course starts at 10.00am on Day One and will finish around 4.00pm on Day Two


  • Colin Mason BVM&S BSc Cert CHP MRCVS
  • Tim Geraghty BVMS MVM DipECBHM MRCVS
  • Katrina Henderson BVMS CertAVP (Cattle) MRCVS
  • Megan Fergusson BSc (hons) BVetMed MRCVS
    SRUC Veterinary Services
  • Jamie Robertson MSc BSc (Agr) MIAgrE
    Livestock Management Systems Ltd