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Youngstock – Advanced Practitioner

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Price: £358.80

University of Edinburgh

Easter Bush Campus


EH25 9RG

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Within this one and a half day course both theory and practical aspects of youngstock rearing will be covered. The course is ideal for those studying for CertAVP(cattle) as well as for those wanting an intensive short course in calf management and heifer rearing.

Topics covered:

The Artificially reared calf – Birth to Weaning

  • Problems at birth, passive immunity and colostrum
  • Different calf rearing systems, milk replacers
  • Influence of environment and management of calf health and growth
  • Common calf diseases: especially alimentary and respiratory diseases; their epidemiology, recognition and treatment, including rational drug use, prevention and control


The Dairy Heifer – Weaning to Calving

  • Management of calves at weaning, post weaning diseases
  • Normal targets for growth
  • Common diseases at grass: their epidemiology, recognition, treatment, prevention and control
  • Common diseases in housed animals: their epidemiology, recognition, treatment, prevention and control
  • Puberty and factors controlling its onset, weight and condition score at service
  • Reproductive problems, congenital abnormalities, acyclicity, poor pregnancy rates
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