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Bull Fertility Testing demonstration day

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 10:00

Did you know that 20% of bulls are subfertile or infertile?

Sheep Farmers: are your wormers working?

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 19:00

... and what does that even mean?!

Foot Trimming Course

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 10:00

We are running our first foot trimming course of the year!

These courses are tailored to those who want to learn about lameness in their cattle and also to the farmers who want refresh their knowledge on foot trimming. 

Areas to be covered are:

  • Assessing Mobility and identifying lameness
  • Anatomy and function of the foot as it relates to trimming and lameness
  • Dutch 5 stage foot trimming
  • Lameness prevention
  • Block Application

 

Location : Mid Cornwall

10:00am start

Price : £195 + VAT 

Lunch and refreshments included. 

 

Along with Spike-one of our Vets, the course is ran by NJB Hoofcare which owned and operated by Neil Barrett, the chairman of the national association of cattle foot trimmers,  He is a Category one trimming, completing the  Dutch diploma,whiteline method. He typically covers Somerset, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire and surrounding counties. 

 

To book on to this course, please email training@calwetonvets.co.uk or call us on 01637 889231.

Safe and Responsible use of Medicines Course

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 11:00

* COURSE FULL*

Please call the office to put but onto the waiting list for the next course!

In the World there is considerable pressure and awareness to reduce antibiotic use both on farm and in hospital due to the ever relenting fight against antibiotic resistance. Those of us involved in the production of high quality dairy products and meat are part of the 'One World' to reduce the use of antibiotics. We regularly run Safe and Responsible Use of Medicines courses to discuss not just reducing antibiotics but how to adopt alternative strategies to reduce the reliance on them. This course forms part of the requirements for the red tractor farm assurance scheme.

As of the 1st of  November 2021, all beef and sheep farmers under the Red Tractor scheme must do a medicines course. Once you have completed the course, it will last up to 3 years. 

This course is not limited to those who are Red Tractor assured, if you are not part of the scheme and would just like to widen your knowledge on antibiotics, feel free to book a place. 

The Course covers; 

  • Safely administer veterinary medicines to animals under your care
  • Describe the Describe the difference between vaccines and treatments and the different legislative classes
  • Describe basic differences that exist between different classes of antibiotic and the need for veterinary guidance for their use
  • Describe the basic classes of anthelmintics and the need for veterinary or SQP guidance on their use
  • Understand the actions of an NSAID and when they should be used.
  • Store and maintain medicines on farm in accordance with legislation and farm assurance requirements.
  • Understand the responsibility of those administrating medicines to farm animals 

The course is £50pp Plus VAT - We encourage further members of your farm team to attend the course and offer these places at a discounted price of £15pp. 

Held at Cornwall Dairy Vets Office : 19c Normandy Way, Bodmin PL31 1RB
11am: Start
2pm: Finish, with Pasty lunch
Tea and coffee provided during midway break
Maximum 12 delegates

COVID safety: The course will be held under inside, but in a well-ventilated spacious office.  We ask that you carry out a lateral flow test the morning of the course and bring a face mask with you to be worn. 

To book on to this course, please email training@calwetonvets.co.uk or call us on 01637 889231.

Fundamentals of Sheep Keeping

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:00

Keep abreast of the latest research and best practice on a number of key areas of sheep management and production.  You will need waterproofs and wellies as this course has a practical element!

Course Outline:

  • Nutrition of the ewe to improve lamb survival
  • Body Condition Scoring
  • Vaccination protocols
  • Optimising wormer use
  • Lameness prevention and management

Course information:

  • Held at Merrymeet training facility: Merrymeet, Liskeard, PL14 4LP
  • 10am: Start
  • 2pm: Finish, with pasty lunch
  • Tea and coffee provided during midway break
  • Maximum 12 delegates 
  • Cost £80pp including VAT
  • 25% discount if booking on to the previous weeks' Lambing Course (click here for details)

COVID Safety: The course will be held under cover but in a well-ventilated, essentially outdoor environment.  We ask that you carry out a lateral flow test the morning of the course.

To book on to this course, please email training@calwetonvets.co.uk or call us on 01637 889231.

Lambing Course

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 10:00

January 2022 will see the return of our popular Lambing Courses.

This highly practical workshop provides guidance on how to correct malpresentations, and tips on how to improve ewe and lamb survival in the days around lambing.  You will need waterproofs and wellies as this course is hands-on!

Course outline:

  • Preparation for the lambing season
  • Malpresentations and correction - practical session
  • Prolapses and other problems
  • Care of the recently-lambed ewe
  • Care of neonatal lambs to improve survival

Course information:

  • Held at Merrymeet training facility: Merrymeet, Liskeard, PL14 4LP
  • 10am: Start
  • 2pm: Finish, with pasty lunch
  • Tea and coffee provided during midway break
  • Maximum 12 delegates
  • Cost £80pp including VAT
  • 25% discount if booking on to the following weeks' "Fundamentals of Sheep Keeping" course (click here for details)

COVID safety: The course will be held under cover, but in a well-ventilated, essentially outdoor environment.  We ask that you carry out a lateral flow test the morning of the course.

To book on to this course, please email training@calwetonvets.co.uk or call us on 01637 889231.

Safe and Responsible use of Medicines Course - Callington

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 10:00

We are holding a Safe an​d Responsible use of Medicine course at Merrymeet for all of our Callington based clients on the Friday the 8th of October, 10am-2pm and lunch included!  

3 Day DIY AI Course

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 09:30

We are holding a 3 day DEFRA-approved Artificial Insemination course, which is suitable for all cattle farmers in the Mid Cornwall Area. 

Please see below for further details and to avoid dissapointment, book early! 

Click here to print a booking form. Please email your comeplted form to stcolumbfarm@calwetonvets.co.uk

Ram Selection, Evaluation and Preparation Course

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 14:00

Don't miss out on our last Ram course of 2021! 

See below for details or don't hesitate to call the office for more information! 

Safe and Responsible use of Medicines Course - St Columb

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 10:00

We are holding a Safe an​d Responsible use of Medicine course at our St Columb practice on the 2nd of September, 10am-2pm and lunch included!  

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