Ceva Animal Health has launched a project to help young vets attend educational initiatives to further their knowledge of cattle reproduction.

The ReprodAction Young Vet Initiative was introduced this month and three young vets have already taken part in the scheme.

The initiative is open to recently qualified vets keen to improve their knowledge of cattle reproduction who work for practices interested in growing their business by improving cattle reproduction on farms.

The scheme includes Ceva-sponsored cattle fertility courses and dissertation programmes.

Emily Denton from Shropshire Farm Vets, Annelyse Desbois from Meadows Farm Vets and Alun Beckett from Larkmead Veterinary Group, were chosen to attend a CPD day “A Practical Approach to the Non-Pregnant Cow”, organised by the University of Nottingham.

Carol Atkinson, Ceva’s reprodAction range marketing manager, explained: “The purpose of this project is to give new graduates working in practice the opportunity to participate in quality CPD.

“The aim is to help them build their expertise and enthusiasm for cattle reproduction work via practical sponsorship.”
Miss Denton has been an intern at Shropshire Farm Vets for the past year. She was chosen for the initiative after recently completing the XL Vets’ farm new graduate programme.

She said: “It was an exciting opportunity to build on the skills I have developed in practice and to discuss cases with my peers and with other, more experienced clinicians.

“The course was excellent – my take home message was that as cow genetics change it affects their cycle.

“Our ability to manipulate this is dependent on having a good, accurate knowledge of the physiological changes taking place.”

Potential candidates for the ReprodAction Young Vet Initiative can apply via their Ceva territory manager.
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