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Dairy Genetics

This ONE DAY course is for suitable for any vet who wishes to understand more about the fundamental role, that genetics plays in herd health.

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What is different about this course?

The course specialises in giving vets the understanding and confidence they need to engage with their clients about dairy genetics. It outlines the tools that can be used by vets to appraise a herd’s current genetic base, as well as help them to identify areas where an improvement through breeding would likely lead to an improvement in on farm performance.

What are the changes delegates can expect as a result of the course?

Delegates will be equipped with all the skills necessary to successfully align breeding objectives with herd health goals.

What are the likely benefits to the business?

This course will help vets build the skill set and confidence they need to offer genetics advice alongside routine herd health advice.

Programme Overview:

  • Define genetic index, understand how different genetic indexes are calculated
  • Understand how genetic indexes are expressed
  • Define PLI – a genetic index for selection
  • Understand the reliability of genetic indexes
  • Understand genomics and the value of both male and female genomic testing
  • Understand why the use of genomics can expedite genetic gain
  • Discuss the following: inbreeding, crossbreeding, AI (sexed semen), ET/IVF, genetic defects
  • Understand linear assessment – carry out some on farm scoring
  • Understand the importance of setting breeding goals at a herd specific level
  • Gain the necessary knowledge to start building genetics advice into what your practice offers

Category

Trainer

Location


Date Category Course Title Trainer Location Detail
5 Sep 2018 Equine21,Equine20,Business17,Farm15,Small Animal14 Train the Trainer (2-day) Vince Holley The Pulteney Centre, Huddart Street, Wick, KW1 5BA View
1 Oct 2018 Equine21,Business17,Graduate16,Farm15,Small Animal14 Thriving in Practice for Employees Rosie Allister NFU Office, Station Road, Sturminster, View
2 Oct 2018 Graduate16,Farm15 Getting More From Your Rectals : The Use of Ultrasound in Fertility Visits Mark Burnell BVetMed DBR CertCHP MRCVS Dorset/ Somerset View
10 Oct 2018 Graduate16,Small Animal14 XLVets Small Animal Graduate Programme - Group 2 Tim Hutchinson BVSc CertSAS MRCVS Oxfordshire View
16 Oct 2018 Business17 Managing for Performance (Appraisals) Ian Harrison Synergy Farm Health, Evershot View
30 Oct 2018 Farm15,Cattle12,Dairy18,Other5 VetTech - Base module Mark Burnell BVetMed DBR CertCHP MRCVS Synergy Farm Health, Dorset View
31 Oct 2018 Farm15,Cattle12,Dairy18,Other5 VetTech - General Skills Mark Burnell BVetMed DBR CertCHP MRCVS Synergy Farm Health View
8 Nov 2018 Business17 Managing for Performance (Appraisals) Ian Harrison Paragon Vets, Carlisle View
13 Nov 2018 Farm15 Dairy Genetics Neil Eastham Lambert, Leonard & May View
13 Nov 2018 Equine21,Business17,Farm15,Small Animal14,Smallholder9,Poultry10 Train the Trainer (2-day) Vince Holley Larkmead Vets, Oxfordshire View
15 Nov 2018 Equine21,Equine20,Business17,Farm15,Small Animal14 Advanced Train the Trainer (2-day) Vince Holley Larkmead Vets, Oxfordshire View
5 Feb 2019 Equine21,Equine20,Business17,Graduate16,Farm15,Small Animal14 Difficult Conversations Ian Harrison St Boniface Vets, Crediton, Exeter View
2 Apr 2019 Equine21,Equine20,Business17,Graduate16,Farm15,Small Animal14 Difficult Conversations Ian Harrison Tyndale Vets, Gloucester View
4 Jun 2019 Equine21,Equine20,Business17,Graduate16,Farm15,Small Animal14 Difficult Conversations Ian Harrison Scott Mitchell Associates, Hexham View