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A Vet's Guide To Small Scale Pig Producers And Pet Pig Owners

Royal Veterinary College

7 months ago

Date: Friday 16th August, 2024 - Friday 16th August, 2024
Start time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour(s)
Cost: £299

Key Areas
Clinical examination
Common diseases and treatments
Sedations and surgical procedures (including practical on pig models)
Biosecurity, pig health planning, and diagnostic testing (including blood sampling practical on pig models)
Notifiable diseases
Euthanasia of pigs (including intracardiac injection practical on pig models)
About this course
Ever dread a call to a sick pig?

It is time to upskill your knowledge and gain practical advice from practicing farm vets on how to approach pig calls and practise surgical procedures and blood sampling on our pig simulator models.

This course aims to allow vets from all areas of veterinary practice who are asked to see pigs in their daily work to strengthen and build on their knowledge and skills.

The course will include seminars which can be tailored to the specific needs of attending vets, as well as practical sessions.

The practical sessions will include models for castration, tailing, blood sampling and intracardiac injections to allow participants to get hands on with practical skills required by small scale pig producers and pet pig owners.

The course will be held at our Hawkshead Campus, Hertfordshire, AL9 7TA on Friday 2nd February and at Synergy Farm Health, Dorset DT2 0HS on Friday 16th August.

Why do this course?

If you are anxious or nervous practitioner about seeing pigs, we hope this friendly and hands on one day course will encourage you to enjoy working with small scale pig producers. This course is perfect for new graduates and experienced vets that are required to undertake pig work.

Who is it for?


The Speakers

Beth Reilly, BVetMed PGDipVCP PGCertVetEd FHEA MRCVS<br /> Farm Animal Teaching Fellow<br /> RVC<br /> <br /> Pete Siviter, BVetMed MRCVS<br /> Farm Veterinary Surgeon<br /> Synergy Farm Health

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

7 hours

Registration and Booking

Click here to reserve your place

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