Cattle vets have been invited to take part in a CPD programme on monitoring dairy cow health, especially in the transition period.

Hosted in North Yorkshire, with classroom sessions at the Thirsk branch of the Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency and on-farm practical sessions at Wildon Grange Farm in Coxwold, the workshop – part of the British Cattle Veterinary Association’s (BCVA) development CPD programme – is to be led by Stephen LeBlanc.

Prof LeBlanc, an associate professor at Ontario Veterinary College University of Guelph, is a clinical lecturer and researcher with particular interests in transition cow health and reproductive management. Over the two-day event, he plans to deliver:

  • advice on practical herd health on an expanding intensive dairy business
  • research updates and cutting-edge concept
  • an opportunity to discuss and compare US and UK experiences and approaches, and
  • an optional evening clinical discussion session

According to the BCVA, the event – taking place on August 21 and 22, 2014 – provides experienced practitioners with a “unique opportunity” to attend a “dynamic, interactive and practical masterclass“.

Chaired by former BCVA president Jonathan Statham, the event costs £350 for BCVA members and £425 for non-members. Places are limited to 20, so the association is advising attendees to book early.

For more information and a booking form, click here. Alternatively, visit the BCVA website.

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