The BCVA has announced it is to host a CPD day on best practise and decision making in prescribing antimicrobials to cattle. Find out why you should attend the conference…

The BCVA is to host a CPD course on best practice and decision making in prescribing antimicrobials to cattle.

The BCVA is to host a CPD conference day on the responsible use of antimicrobials in cattleTo be held at the Rheged Centre in Redhills, Cumbria, the one-day course consists of four speeches on different aspects of antimicrobial use in cattle. These are:

  • Legal responsibilities – Phil Sketchley, NOAH,
  • the milk buyer and retailer’s perspective – Tim Hampton, Milk Link,
  • selection of product and protocol – Tim Potter, Westpoint Veterinary Group, and
  • promoting best practice – Colin Lindsay, Capontree Veterinary Practice.

Following the presentations, David Barrett, professor of bovine medicine at the University of Bristol Veterinary School, will introduce a series of problem-based exercises to allow delegates to explore therapeutic decision making and the creation of treatment protocols. Delegates will work in groups and report back, with an emphasis on responsible and defensible protocols.

Attendance of the course – which takes place on December 5, 2012 – costs £220 for members, including refreshments and lunch. Non-members will pay a £25 supplement, while recent graduates are charged £150 for attendance.

For more information or to register for the course, visit the BCVA website.

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