Representation and Education

Advanced Practitioner Course - Bovine Reproduction

Who? Cattle vets at all stages of their career. An excellent ‘next step’ following attendance of the foundation courses.
What? Topics include lameness, beef and bull, infectious diseases, mastitis, youngstock, nutrition, herd health and welfare and reproduction. All courses are run over either 1.5 or 2 days.
Where? Various locations around the UK.
Why? An opportunity to obtain both technical information and practical application of this information.

Want help completing your CertAVP?
If you are enrolled on the CertAVP course, you can benefit from attending both foundation and advanced BCVA CPD courses. The structure and content have been approved by the RCVS to help you work towards completion of the B (foundation) and C (advanced) modules.

Course Outline

During this one and a half day practical workshop the practical aspects of Bovine reproduction will be covered. The course is ideal for those studying for CertAVP(cattle) as well as for those wanting a practical course in bovine reproduction.

Topics covered:

  • Normal ovarian cycle including endocrinology and pharmacological control
  • Oestrus detection, methods, problems and measurement
  • Reproductive management of beef and dairy herds
  • Artificial manipulation of reproduction and its legislation
  • Poor fertility in beef and dairy herds

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand normal reproductive function (endocrinological, physiological and behavioural) in dairy and beef cows
  • Understand the importance of oestrus detection and the methods available to do so
  • Gain a working knowledge of the parameters used for monitoring and measuring reproductive success in dairy beef herds which can be applied to the management of these herds
  • Be able to plan the reproductive management of dairy herds
  • Knowledge of the artificial manipulation of reproduction (AI, MOET,IVF) and its legislation
  • Knowledge of the common causes of poor fertility in and dairy herds and be able to investigate a herd suffering from subfertility/infertility
7th Mar 2018 - 8th Mar 2018
Leahurst and Woodpark Farm

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