Bovine surgery in the field
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Bovine surgery in the field

Performing on-farm surgery is an important skill for any high-quality dairy veterinarian to have. This course will increase knowledge, skills and confidence in diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of bovine surgical conditions in the field.

 Export to Your Calendar 19/11/2019 to 3/12/2019
When: Online 19 November - 2 December. Wet lab 3 December
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Massey University
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui 
New Zealand
Contact: Dani Stevens
+64 4 495 1140


Online registration is available until: 3/12/2019
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About the course

Performing on-farm surgery is an important skill for any high-quality dairy veterinarian to have.

This course will increase knowledge, skills and confidence in diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of bovine surgical conditions in the field.

Bovine surgical referral facilities have not developed to the same extent as companion animal and equine disciplines. The result is a need for cattle veterinarians to expand their on-farm surgical expertise to meet the demands of the dairy and beef cattle breeding industries.

Increased confidence and competence to perform on-farm bovine surgery will motivate you as a clinician, improve cow welfare and add value to clients. Timely decision making, knowledge of surgical options and a practiced technique ensure you’ll be providing a high quality complete service.

By the end of this course you will be able to offer a more proficient service improving clinical and welfare outcomes for your patients as well as client confidence and relations.

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Format

8-10 hours of self-directed, online presentations and related materials will be available 2 weeks prior to the wet lab, which is a full day of demonstrations and hands-on practice guided by experts.


Learning outcomes

  • Improved knowledge of bovine anatomy
  • Increased confidence in determining good surgical candidates
  • Increased confidence in using sedatives and anaesthesia for  on-farm surgery
  • Understand various approaches to local anaesthesia of paralumba fossa and the lower limb.
  • Increased diagnostic knowledge and skills for making surgical decisions
  • Have a clear approach to common bovine orthopaedic procedures
  • Be confident managing bovine abdominal surgical cases

Tutors

Kristina Mueller Dip. ECBHM

Guy Oakley Bsc, BVSc


CPD points

This course is worth 16 CVE points. NZVA members get access to the MyCPD record.


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