Representation and Education

Examination of Bulls for Breeding

A highly practical postgraduate education workshop with a focus on ‘value-added’ veterinary services for beef/dairy farmers.

 

Overview

The stock bull has been often neglected as a potential contributor to beef and dairy herd infertility. To maximise herd fertility efficiency it is critical that infertile and sub-fertile bulls are identified. Pre-breeding examination of bulls should be a routine part of Veterinary Farm Health Plans and provides an excellent way to get more involved in beef and dairy herd fertility management.

Course Tutor

Colin D Penny BVM&S CertCHP DBR DipECBHM MRCVS

 

Programme Elements

  • An illustrated lecture on examination of bulls for breeding soundness.
  • Practical demonstration of examination techniques and collection of semen using electro-ejaculation.
  • Advice on selection of equipment required.
  • Practical laboratory-based microscope session on semen evaluation techniques.
  • Q and A wrap up session/case studies.
  • Illustrated course book provided.

Benefits & Objectives

Learn the skills required to carry out practical bull breeding soundness examinations and launch this service into your practice.

24th Apr 2019 - 24th Apr 2019
Meldon Farm
Devon
Okehampton
EX20 4LU
£330.00

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