Practical approach to backyard chickens

Event date

05 July 2018

Venue location

Engineers' House
The Promenade
Clifton Down


Laura Carleton, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Farm animal clinical CPD


Steve Smith BVetMed (Hons) CertZooMed DipECZM (Avian) MRCVS, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, EBVS European Specialist in Avian Medicine and Surgery



 Early birdStandard
Member£200 (including VAT)£235 (including VAT)
Non-memberN/A£395 (including VAT)

Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than eight weeks in advance of the course date.

Event Description

Registration will open at 09.30, with the course starting at 10.00. The course will finish at 16.00.

This course is aimed at first opinion vets who wish to improve their knowledge of poultry medicine in general practice. Ideal for those who have little or no experience or confidence with chickens, this course will also be appropriate for vets who are interested in chickens and want to provide better medical care.

Aspects of husbandry, clinical pathology, imaging, anaesthesia/analgesia, and medical and surgical conditions will be covered, and the legal aspects of dispensing medications for backyard birds will also be discussed.

The whole course aims to demonstrate a “practical approach” that you can start using as soon as you return to your practice.

The five key things delegates will learn from this course are: 

  • How to approach the sick chicken patient in a more confident and knowledgeable fashion
  • How to recognise signs of disease and formulate differential diagnoses for chickens and select further diagnostics
  • How to safely anaesthetise a chicken and provide appropriate analgesia
  • How to develop appropriate treatment protocols for a wide variety of presentations
  • How to dispense medications to backyard birds responsibly and legally

Please note - if you want to book three courses for the price of two please call Laura Carleton on 020 7908 6336. 

Terms & Conditions

Payment conditions Payment for BVA courses must be received in advance. On acceptance of your booking a confirmation email will be sent to you. Prices are subject to 20% VAT and bookings will be confirmed with a VAT notice. Member discount Please note that in order to qualify for the member discount it must be the member that attends the course. A member cannot book on behalf of a non-member to benefit from the discount. If a non-member attends in place of a member, they will be liable to pay the additional non-member fee. Book three courses for the price of two This offer is only valid for BVA members. All three courses must be booked at the same time. The cheapest course will be free. A practice may book using the offer and send a different member of their team to each course. This offer is only valid for BVA 2018 CPD courses and excludes Media training, the ‘Staying safe in equine practice’ course and any webinars. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Cancellation policy In event of cancellations received in writing no later than one calendar month in advance of the course, the fee will be returned less 25% to cover administration expenses. After that date, no refunds will be possible. Substitutions may be made at any time, however, please see note (left) about the member discount. Programme information The programme information was correct at the time of going to press. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and BVA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers. Where circumstances force BVA to cancel a course, the liability of BVA shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for the course. BVA is not liable for any consequential loss. Booking indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.