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Advanced Practitioner Course - Infectious Diseases

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 and nutrition. 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 course the principles of common and emerging infectious diseases of cattle will be covered, including:

  • Epidemiology, recognition, treatment, prevention and control of the common and emerging diseases including, IBR, BVD, Neospora, Johne’s disease and TB
  • The different laboratory tests available and their advantages and disadvantages
  • The principles of health schemes available to accredit and monitor for the presence of infectious diseases
  • On farm assessment of disease status and practical strategies for assessing infectious disease status and control

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply in-depth knowledge of the aetiology, pathology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and control of common and emerging diseases affecting beef and dairy cattle in the UK
  • Understand the legislation relating to the control of infectious disease in cattle in the UK
  • Understand the common control schemes for accreditation of infectious disease status
  • Devise and implement a control scheme for infectious disease specific to the needs of a given herd
13th Jun 2017 - 14th Jun 2017
Endell Veterinary Group
49 Endless St

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