About the course
This intensive two day practical course is designed for Vets & other professionals that would like to gain more experience and skills in youngstock best practice.
Roger Blowey FRCVS
Kat Hart MRCVS
Oliver Tilling MRCVS
This course will cover:
The importance and economics of young stock rearing
WET LAB colostrum tests, what’s achievable
DISSECTION of pre-weaned GI tract and how it matures
Understanding the oesophageal groove
VIRTUAL FARM TOURS disease problem solving
Respiratory problems and its lifelong effect
ON FARM housing assessments, range of equipment, altering old builds and where to start with new builds
ON FARM nutrition discussion, including acid milk, pasteurisers and how to read milk powder tickets
This course will include over 7 hours of wet lab and farm practical’s
Course Tutors Bio:
Roger has spent almost his entire life in farm animal practice, accumulating a wealth of experience in calf rearing and youngstock issues. He has written numerous articles and presented talks to farm and vet audiences in the UK and overseas.
Kat graduated in 2011 and went straight into all farm work, she soon realised her passion lay in young stock advice. In 2013 she started her youngstock plan, where farms have specific quarterly visits and now has over 20 farms. Since then in 2015 she was awarded the MSD bursary to look into the importance of colostrum cleanliness.
Oliver has had a particular interest in young stock since qualifying in 2006. Oliver has developed Shepton Vets youngstock service, worked with several industry stakeholders including AHDB, pharmaceutical companies and large calf-rearing organisations. He has written extensively for both veterinary and farming press and is author of “Veterinary Guide to Rearing Dairy Heifers”.
10th & 11th October 2018
£675 + VAT including:
Tuition, lunch, refreshments during the day and course notes.
Residential rate of £100 (including VAT) for dinner, bed and breakfast is payable direct to the hotel