Our Courses

DIY AI (4 day Course)

  • Trainees will be able to discuss the regulations governing AI in the UK and describe the theory of safe semen handling and AI technique.
  • They will be able to carry out correct AI technique using abattoir specimens or models before progressing onto be able to safely perform AI in live cows to DEFRA approved standards.

    Start Trainer Practice/Deliverer Location View
    28 Nov 17 Jonathan Statham Bishopton Veterinary Group Ripon, North Yorkshire View
    12 Dec 17 Jonathan Statham Bishopton Veterinary Group Ripon, North Yorkshire View
    23 Jan 18 Jonathan Statham Bishopton Veterinary Group Ripon, North Yorkshire View
    20 Feb 18 Jonathan Statham Bishopton Veterinary Group Ripon, North Yorkshire View
  • Cattle Mobility and Foot Trimming

    Trainees will be able to describe normal bovine locomotion, identify the important anatomical features of the bovine foot and their relation to basic physiological function. Using this knowledge they will be able to describe the 5 stage dutch foot trimming method and relate each step to key physiological principles.

    Start Trainer Practice/Deliverer Location View
    11 Jan 18 Gareth Foden Synergy Farm Health Evershot View
    18 Jan 18 Phil Alcock Bishopton Veterinary Group Ripon, North Yorkshire View

    Bull Fertility Workshop

    Trainees will be able to manage the health of their bull effectively and know how to make the most of this valuable asset on farm.

    Calf Rearing - Birth to Weaning

    Trainees will be able to plan and prepare for successful heifer production, conduct basic first aid in the neo-natal calf and provide appropriate management to ensure maximum survival rates.

    Mastitis

    Trainees will be able to define and detect mastitis and having developed an understanding about the balance between cow defences and the most common mastitis pathogens, calculate the costs associated with this disease.

    Nutrition

    Introduction to Bovine Nutrition: anatomy, physiology, metabolism. Trainees will be able to describe the basic anatomy & physiology of bovine nutrition and use this knowledge as a platform for developing understanding of practical feed management on farm.

    Fertility

    Delegates will be able to describe normal bovine oestrus cycles and the steps involved in the establishment of pregnancy and relate this to anatomy, physiology and reproductive behaviour. They will gain knowledge of the events from insemination to birth and know the basic procedures involved in care of the parturient cow and calf. Critically evaluate herd reproductive efficiency Categorise the major causes of infertility and the areas relating to their control. Understand the basic aetiology and risk factors for the major infectious diseases and implement effective control plans.

    Environmental Mastitis

    Trainees will be able to name the principle environmental mastitis pathogens, the basic epidemiology of these infections and the key areas of control.

    Dairy Co Healthy Feet Plan

    Dairy Co Mastitis Plan

    Practical Lambing

    Trainees will learn about the importance of preparation for lambing time, including discussion of pros and cons of housing for lambing, nutrition, body condition scoring and what equipment is necessary.

    Start Trainer Practice/Deliverer Location View
    02 Feb 18 Leanne Forde Bishopton Veterinary Group North Yorkshire View
    06 Feb 18 Synergy Farm Health Evershot View
    23 Feb 18 Leanne Forde Bishopton Veterinary Group North Yorkshire View
    27 Feb 18 Synergy Farm Health Evershot View

    Sheep Parasite Control

    Trainees will learn the common external parasites of sheep, their life-cycles, clinical signs and methods of identification, treatment and prevention. The workshop also looks at the epidemiology of the common internal parasitic diseases of sheep, their treatment, control methods and the importance of avoiding the spread of anthelmintic resistance.

    Controlling Sheep Lameness

    The workshop covers the most common causes of lameness in sheep, their identification, treatment and prevention.

    Pig Euthanasia

    Understanding the recommendations of the latest version of the PVS pig casualty protocols.
    Handling and restraint of pigs before they are killed.
    Acceptable methods of emergency killing pigs of different sizes.
    Parameters for the different methods (e.g. position of shot).
    Signs of an effective kill and what to do if the method is ineffective.
    Maintenance of equipment and emergency procedures.

    Small Holder Skills - Pigs

    A workshop suitable for small holders and first time pig keepers. The experienced vet will guide you through all aspects of pig husbandry from breed selection, housing and nutrition to behaviour, record keeping, common diseases and welfare as well as reproduction and fertility.

    Safe and Effective use of Veterinary Medicines

    Start Trainer Practice/Deliverer Location View
    12 Dec 17 Andy Adler Synergy Farm Health Evershot View
    20 Mar 18 Synergy Farm Health Evershot View

    First Aid for Your Horse

    First aid is the initial help that is given following injury or illness. Understanding what you can do when faced with an emergency medical situation can help to prevent or reduce suffering, help stabilise the patient, keep you and your horse safe and promote recovery. Distressed horses can be unpredictable. This course aims to equip you with the confidence and skills to take charge of emergency situations you may be faced with, and ensure the safety of everyone involved. This course is kindly sponsored by Dechra

    Equine Foot Care

    Taking care of and understanding the hoof is paramount to good horsemanship and providing proper care for your horse. Hoof health is of course fundamental to horse movement and so to optimise your horse's performance we need to take hoof care seriously. This course is kindly sponsored by Dechra By the end of this course you will have an understanding of: