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Gaining confidence with goat and pig patients

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Price: £180 - 360

The Promenade, Clifton Down




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This course is designed to increase your knowledge of and boost your confidence with the got and pig patient.

During the goat section of the course we will cover sedation, general anaesthesia regimes, and common surgical procedures including disbudding and dehorning, caesarean section, castration, and umbilical hernia repair. We will also cover urolithiasis – a common medical problem in goats, its diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment options. The goat part of the course will finish with a look at common ectoparasites. Guidance will be given where case management may be based on extrapolation from more familiar species and where unique features need to be taken into account.

For the pig section, we will cover appropriate handling and restraint, and assessing the clinical patient. Diseases and maladies will be discussed as a group through case studies, and surgical procedures such as castration, prolapse replacement and de-tusking will be explained step-by-step. We will also discuss the pig herd and health planning, including everyday husbandry for the smallholder, routine preventative measures such as vaccination and parasite control, as well as a few disasters such as orphan piglets. To finish this part of the course we will look at the important legal pitfalls surrounding pigs that smallholders and pet owners may be unaware of.

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

  • Goat sedation and anaesthesia
  • Guide to common surgical procedures in the goat
  • Dealing with the urolithiasis patient
  • Approaching the smallholder or pet pig
  • Pig health planning and legislation

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

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