Improving clinical skills in small ruminants

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About the course

The course will feature an extensive range of short 1-2 minute video recordings gathered over 40 years in general practice detailing the common conditions of sheep and goats. Emphasis will be placed upon the care and treatment of individual pet sheep and goats, and small-holder flocks. Conditions of pregnant and geriatric animals will be discussed. Advances and applications of ultrasonography and radiology in clinical diagnosis and case management will be detailed. 

Learning objectives

  • Be able to write a comprehensive health plan for small flocks and individual sheep
  • Be aware of nutritional requirements and zoonotic infections of your lambs and kids
  • Be able to diagnose and treat the common conditions of small ruminants with emphasis on the geriatric pet and pregnant animal. 
  • Be confident about applying your diagnostic imaging skills to small ruminants.
  • Be confidence about using the most appropriate anaesthetic techniques. 

Speaker CV

Phil Scott has over 40 years experience of first opinion and referral farm animal practice. He is a RCVS (1993) and European specialist in small ruminant health and production, and honorary life member of the Sheep Veterinary Society. He is author of over 120 peer-reviewed articles and four textbooks including "sheep medicine"

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