Ceva CPD gives young vets in practice an opportunity to build confidence when performing routine cattle fertility visits
Building on the previous success of the Ceva Animal Health Young Vet Initiative cattle fertilityAbility of a living organism to reproduce. From a zootechnical point of view: ability to give birth to a calf, a lamb, a goat or a piglet. meetings, two additional dates and locations for the ‘Building Success Around the FertilityAbility of a living organism to reproduce. From a zootechnical point of view: ability to give birth to a calf, a lamb, a goat or a piglet. Routine Visit’ CPD days, have been announced.
Part of Ceva’s reprodAction programme, the courses are intended for recent graduates, or those new to dairy practice. The two upcoming meetings are to be held at The Best Western Dryfesdale Hotel in Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway on 22nd September and the West Lancashire Investment Centre in Skelmersdale, Lancashire on 23rd September.
Adopting a novel and effective ‘physiology first’, highly practical approach to managing cattle reproduction, these courses have been set up to support vets in performing routine fertilityAbility of a living organism to reproduce. From a zootechnical point of view: ability to give birth to a calf, a lamb, a goat or a piglet. visits and cover various topics including: identifying clients’ goals, setting herd targets and increasing pregnancy rates.
Katherine Timms, Veterinary Advisor at Ceva, says, “We have had such positive feedback from the previous events, it has encouraged us to organise more, giving vets from other areas in the UK an opportunity to attend”.
“Routine fertilityAbility of a living organism to reproduce. From a zootechnical point of view: ability to give birth to a calf, a lamb, a goat or a piglet. visits often intimidate recent graduates, as they are normally performed solo, with little or no support. This can make it hard for vets to build confidence, which this course addresses by not only providing knowledge but also by vets who are at the same stage in their careers to interact and share experiences.” Katherine explains
An attendee of the course held in April, Amy Cox from Nantwich Farm Vets, spoke about her highlights of the event, saying: “It really gave me the confidence in my own knowledge of cow reproduction and helped me build on what I’d already got.”
“The lecturers were really engaging and the content was highly interactive which I feel helps you learn more. This is the second reprodAction CPD course that I’ve been on so I would recommend them” Amy continued.
Paddy Gordon, who has a wealth of experience in the area of cattle reproductive management as Director of Shepton Veterinary Group, is one of the leaders of the event, and says, “Cattle reproduction CPD can be complex and is usually theory based; these events aim to cover the basics and most importantly, how to implement it all practically. This includes how to communicate concepts to farmers, through group discussion and role play and how to implement treatment protocols practically.”
Vets who are interested in attending either of the upcoming reprodAction Young Vet Initiative CPD courses can apply via Ceva Territory Managers, Bryan Hamilton on 07753 447226 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the Lockerbie meeting and Kimberly Campbell on 07831 359128 or email@example.com for the Skelmersdale meeting.
For support and further information on ruminant reproductive management, please call Ceva Animal Health’s technical team on +44 (0) 1494 781510 or contact Ceva Animal Health Ltd, Unit 3, Anglo Office Park, White Lion Road, Amersham, Bucks, HP7 9FB.