**This course is currently postponed. If you have any questions or would like to preregister for this course when it becomes available again, please contact us**

Date: TBC
Time: The course starts at 10am on Day 1 and will finish around 4pm on Day 2

The challenge for veterinary surgeons involved in flock health planning is to provide a service that improves and safeguards the productivity of their clients’ flocks. To succeed, the process must be dynamic and interactive, but above all progressive to ensure that the flock health plan is of continued relevance to the flock and not merely a box ticking exercise. To that end, this course will cover the production principles that govern the profitability of sheep flocks and focus on ewe nutrition, lamb growth rates and approaches to investigation of problems such as poor scanning percentage, abortion, ill thrift and neonatal losses.

Course Content

  • The factors that determine production efficiency in the sheep flock
  • Generating production targets that are relevant for the individual client
  • Analysis of production data and problem solving
  • Preventive programmes for the infectious diseases that have greatest impact on productivity of the flock



(subject to availability)

  • Heather Stevenson, SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer
  • Fiona Crowden, SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer
  • Caroline Robinson, SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer
  • Poppy Frater MSc BSc SAC Consulting

Price (includes refreshments and lunch; accommodation is not included):

Early bird price* £490
Standard price £540

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


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