Webinar: Smallholder pigs for vets in practice

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About the course

Key Areas

  • Legalities of keeping pigs: vet and owner responsibility, including movement laws
  • Therapies licensed and commonly used in pigs, and practical ways to apply them
  • How to spot notifiable diseases
  • Case based scenarios on:
  • - Skin disease
  • - Lameness
  • - Reproductive disorders
  • - Neonatal care and disease
  • - Common systemic diseases

About this course

Pigs as pets! Are you prepared?

There are now significant numbers of pigs kept as pets in the UK, with owners wishing to seek veterinary advice and help as they would other pets. This webinar is for clinicians from a range of practice backgrounds who wish to feel confident in tackling non-commercial pig cases, and want to be able to advise owners of treatment options, prognosis and prevention of the most common problems encountered in general practice with pigs (of all sizes). It will help vets ensure that clients with pigs  registered at the practice are aware of the legalities of keeping them and the records needed, especially with regard to pig movements.

Why do this course?
You will develop greater confidence in diagnosing and treating pet pigs as well as better awareness of the legalities of keeping pigs so you can provide a better service to your clients.

This webinar can be purchased as part of a series:

Webinar topics
Smallholder pigs for vets in practice - Friday 15th June
Common diseases in alpacas – case management (individual and herd), therapeutics and prevention -Friday 22nd June
Small ruminants for vets in practice – Friday 29th June

Course details
Course format: Live webinar with an opportunity for Q&As with the lecturer plus access to recorded version for 2 weeks
Course length: Two hours
Course fee: £125 full series or £50* per webinar

*Recorded version will be available to purchase for £30 approximately two weeks after the live course date.



James Adams, BVSc FHEA MRCVS 
Staff Clinician in Farm Animal Internal Medicine 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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