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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Bovine Reproductive Ultrasound Scanning Workshop January 2017

Vetequip Ltd in conjunction with Fergus Smith MVB Cert DHH will provide a Bovine reproductive Ultrasonography Workshop on 26th January 2017
                         Venue: Barrowvale Veterinary Hospital
                         Address:Fenagh Road
                         Address: Co Carlow

The Tutor

Fergus Smith MVB Cert DHH qualified from UCD in 1992.He has over 20 years experience in large animal practise.He has attended many ultrasonography courses delivered by international experts and has used the skills learned at these workshops to help increase the level and quality of fertility work offered to the bovine clients of his practise(Abbeyville Veterinary Hospital Cork).Fergus has run courses for farmer clients to demonstrate the benefits of veterinary involvment ,including ultrasonography in fertility improvement of their herds.
Most of his work is in the area of dairy, but suckler beef herds and equine work also make up a proportion of the business.
Over the years Abbeyville has steadily built up fertility work to a significant level and clients now demand exacting standards but very much appreciate the professional service and advice.Scanning is at the heart of this fertility work and is performed throughout the year.
Many of the farmer clients set up fertility appointments at the start of the season and tailored packages are customised to their individual needs.Fertility and Ultrasonagraphy are performed on an appointment basis during regular working hours and this has provided a new and valuable income stream to the practise.

The Course

This is a one day course designed for Vets new to the area of ultrasonography or vets who wish to improve or refresh their ultrasound skills.The course comprises a morning of lectures followed by lunch and an afternoon of practical work on a nearby host farm.
Course participants will learn by scanning animals themselves under the guidance and support of the tutor.The course will be delivered in Barrowvale Veterinary Hospital Bagenalstown Co Carlow and the host farm is a nearby modern large progressive dairy farm with good facilities and quiet animals.

Course Content

  • Principles of Ultrasonography
  • Practical aspects on farm
  • Review of the bovine reproductive cycle
  • Ovaries-Normal structures,pathology,appearance at different stages of the cycle.
  • Uterus-Normal appearance at different stages of the cycle,pathology.
  • Pregnancy-Stage of gestation,normal embryo,foetal developmentpathology
  • Medication used in fertility-Synchronisation programs,treatment of pathological presentations.
  • How to develop and market a fertility service for your clients.
Course Timetable

09.00-10.45- Lecture x 2
10.45-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-12.45 Lecture x 2
12.45-14.00 Lunch and transfer to host farm.
14.00-17.00 Wetlab which will involve participants performing scanning procedures themselves.

9.5 CVE points have been allocated for this event.
Course fee is 295 euro
Places are strictly limited and booking is essential.
A selection of Ibex ultrasound machines will be available for participants on the day

Reserve your place now by contacting
Peter Ryan 053 9100655

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