Infectious Diseases of Cattle

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About the course

Course summary

The purpose of this course is to provide in-depth information on the major infectious diseases that impact at the herd level. We will cover the biology, diagnosis and control of BVD, IBR, Johne’s disease, Leptospirosis and Neospora in relation to the UK livestock systems. In addition, salmonellosis and venereal Campylobacter infection will be discussed. This course will provide the veterinary practitioner with all the information required to advise their clients on the control, accreditation and prevention of these financially important diseases. The course will satisfy CHeCS requirement for cattle practitioners to have undergone appropriate post graduate training in these diseases to provide veterinary support to their clients participating in CHeCS programmes. The course also covers elements of the Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice.

Course content

  • The biology of each of the diseases
  • The principles and limitations of diagnostic tests, their applications for each disease and case based examples for discussion
  • Practical approaches to control in the dairy and beef herds

Course times

  • The course starts at 10.00am on Day One and will finish around 4.00pm on Day Two

Early bird price Inc VAT is £475 (net 395.833)

Standard price Inc VAT is £525 (net 437.5)


SAC Consulting Veterinary Services

  • George Caldow BVM&S MSc Cert CHP Dip ECBHM MRCVS FRAgS, Head of SAC Consulting Veterinary Services
  • Colin Mason BVM&S BSc Cert CHP MRCVS
  • Helen Carty BVM&S CertAVP (Cattle) MRCVS

SRUC Veterinary Epidemiology

  • Prof George Gunn, Head of Veterinary Epidemiology, SRUC Inverness

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