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.

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


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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.

Online-only course

An online-only course registration is now available.

Online-only course prices:

  • NZVA members: $450
  • Non-members: $650

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

The full course (online & practical day) is worth up to 16 CVE points. NZVA members get access to the MyCPD record.


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