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Post Mortem examination and Pathology of Cattle and Sheep

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Price: £600.00

Who is this CPD for?
This course is for practitioners who wise to gain experience in systematic PME of cattle and sheep.

Overall aims of Course

  • For practitioners to gain experience in systematic PME of cattle and sheep. A standard PME approach means that all relevant organ systems are evaluated in every case, so that lesions are not missed.
  • Demonstration of lesions associated with common causes of mortality/ morbidity in cattle and sheep, using fresh carcases, fixed material and images of lesions.
  • Improved knowledge of when it is necessary/ advisable to collect samples to confirm suspected diagnoses. Improved knowledge of which samples to collect for commonly encountered diseases, handling and appropriate dispatch of such samples to the laboratory. Cost effectiveness of such testing, and the likelihood that each test will make a material difference to the outcome or intervention chosen.
  • Improved understanding of disease pathogenesis of common diseases for which PME is a major part of the diagnostic process.
  • Appreciation of the livestock endemic disease surveillance landscape and the parts played by the various actors within it; VI centres, private laboratories, practitioners, fallen stock collection centres.

    Day 1 - Sheep
  • Background and introduction to the carcase based diagnostic service established in Hamsterley
  • An overview of the data relating to commonly diagnosed diseases diagnosed in sheep
  • A top-to tail demonstration of pathology in sheep
  • Practical session in PM room to show fixed specimens which demonstrate important pathology
  • The days diagnostic caseload of carcases arrives. Interactive discussion of clinical signs, differential diagnoses, sample collection etc. with the group.

    Day 2 - Cattle
  • An overview of the data relating to commonly diagnosed diseases diagnosed in cattle
  • A top-to tail demonstration of pathology in cattle
  • Practical session in PM room to show fixed specimens which demonstrate important cattle pathology.
  • The days diagnostic caseload of carcases arrives.
    Dates
  • Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th February 2019

    Venue
  • Hamsterley Village Hall and J Warren ABP Fallen Stock Collection Centre, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, DL13 3QF.

    Trainer
  • Ben Strugnell BVM&S Cert MRCVS Farm Post Mortems Ltd
  • Farm Post Mortems is run by Ben Strugnell BVM&S Cert PM MRCVS, an independent vet with a particular interest in farm animal pathology. Post mortems are carried out in a lab facility on site at Warrens ABP to minimise any inconvenience to you in getting the carcase examined.
  • Ben qualified from the vet school at Edinburgh University in 2002 and worked in mixed practice in North Yorkshire for five years, specialising in farm animals. He then went on to work for the Veterinary Laboratory Agency in Thirsk, where he developed his skills in pathology and his belief that an accurate post mortem can diagnose the majority of diseases in farm animals and can prevent unnecessary losses and improve productivity on farm. He subsequently set up Farm Post Mortems to offer a comprehensive gross post mortem services and to give vets and farmers a cost-effective way of diagnosing disease and increasing livestock efficiency, so improving your profit margin.

    Cost
  • This cost includes 1 nights accommodation.

    Additional Info


    Cost (inc. VAT): £600.00
    Trainer: Ben Strugnall
    Start: 6 Feb 2019
    Finish: 7 Feb 2019
    Start Time: 9:00
    Duration: TBA
    Address: J Warren ABP Fallen Stock Collection Centre, Hamsterley, Co. Durham, Durham, DL13 3QF

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