Target survival CPD for vets - Wales

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Thu, 20 January 2022

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Aberystwyth Univerity, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

SY23 3FL


Join AHDB, HCC and QMS for a brand new CPD course focused on developing a structured approach to improving neonatal survival on beef and sheep farms. The latest research, led by the University of Edinburgh, has shown that beef and sheep farmers are highly motivated to improve neonatal outcomes, however they often attribute external factors as limiting their ability to make changes to their practice. Alongside the multifactorial nature of neonatal mortality, efforts to improve neonatal survival must be tailored to the farm’s specific circumstance.

Join us and the research team to learn how to do this using the Target Survival plan to help your clients work towards improving survivability on their farm. This plan will allow you to work together with your clients to agree farm specific actions to ensure success in improving lamb and calf survivability.

The CPD will cover:

• The latest lessons from detailed interviews with vets and farmers, including positive discussions to improve survivability

• Overcoming the stumbling blocks to increasing survival

• Practical benchmarking and target setting

• The latest knowledge on the biological drivers of survival

• Hands-on case study work

Delivered by:

Alexander Corbishley - Senior Lecturer in Farm Animal Practice at University of Edinburgh

Peers Davies – Reader in Livestock Health and Welfare at the University of Liverpool

Emily Gascoigne – RCVS Recognised Specialist in Sheep Health and Production, Synergy Farm Vets

Katie Adam – Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Veterinary Surgeon, University of Edinburgh

An initial 25 places (in each region) are offered free, on a first come first served basis, on the anticipation that feedback will be provided by attendees following on farm implementation. Therefore by enrolling on this training you agree to be contacted by HCC, QMS, or AHDB 6-12 months after the course to request your feedback. Your valuable feedback will be used to evaluate and improve the Target Survival Plan and training.

The project was funded by the three levy boards: AHDB, HCC and QMS under the ring-fenced fund, an interim arrangement while a long-term solution is sought on the issue of levies being collected at point of slaughter in England for animals which have been reared in Scotland and Wales. The project was led by the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, University of Nottingham and Synergy Farm Health Ltd.

Delegates will need proof of vaccination or recent LFT to attend and face masks will be required.

This event will be subject to local/national COVID rules which will be updated nearer the time.

Other Events:

Scotland: 18th January 2022 Edinburgh University

England: 19th January 2022 Stone House Hotel

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