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Dairy foot health – prioritising skills and actions

  • British Veterinary Association
  • Dr Nick Bell MA VetMB PhD PG cert Vet. Ed. FHEA MRCVS, Lecturer in Veterinary Livestock Extension, Royal Veterinary College
  • 06/09/2016 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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  • Tel no: 020 7908 6336
  • Email : events@bva.co.uk
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Price: £250 - 430

Broad Henbury



EX14 3LJ

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This practical course is aimed at mixed and farm veterinary practitioners who treat lame dairy cows. It will provide you with advice on how to tackle this complex and costly problem and will introduce technical details supporting the stages of the Healthy Feet Programme.

The course will start with a discussion about trimming methods, faults and the latest evidence for effective treatment protocols. Slaughterhouse-specimen feet will be available with a range of foot lesions for discussion and treatment demonstration, and you will have a chance to practice on these specimens using a grinder.

The course will conclude by reviewing approaches to forming a herd-level diagnosis using records and more in-depth investigations. A commercial farm with a range of features and facilities will be assessed for plausible risks. The session will finish with a costing exercise, with proven strategies for motivating your client.

The five key things you will learn from this course are:

  • How to improve lameness diagnostics
  • How to identify correct and harmful trimming methods
  • How to improve cure rates
  • The most effective lesion control strategies
  • How to motivate your client

BVA Members early bird rate* – £180
BVA Members standard rate – £210
Non BVA Member early bird rate*- £300
Non BVA Member standard rate- £360

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

Book online or call Helen Dingle on 020 7908 6336

BVA members can book three BVA CPD courses for the price of two. Find out more and view our terms and conditions at www.bva.co.uk/CPD

You can find out more about this course on the BVA website.

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