Camelids from birth to old age: a practical approach

Event date

05 September 2019

Venue location

Camelid Veterinary Services Ltd
The Old Barracks
Lady Grove
Goring Heath Road


Jessica Wachtel, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Farm animal clinical CPD


Claire E Whitehead BVM&S MS FHEA MRCVS Diplomate ACVIM (Large Animal) RCVS Specialist in Camelid Health & Production Director, Camelid Veterinary Services Ltd



 Early birdStandard
Member£284 (including VAT)£324 (including VAT)
Non-memberNA£484 (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 09.00, with the course starting at 9.30. The course will finish at 17.00.

Camelid ownership is increasingly popular and whilst they may not have featured much on your vet school curriculum, they feature more and more in general practice today. This hands-on course will improve your skills in dealing with crias and geriatric camelids, the two groups most frequently seen for problems.

The management of crias and critical care of the sick neonate in a field situation will be covered in detail so these patients can become some of your most rewarding cases. Good parasite management will be a focus, with specific reference to younger camelids where this is vital. For the older camelid, problems include poor dentition, maintaining good nutrition and degenerative orthopaedic issues. You’ll get tips on the management of these and, most importantly, the prevention of issues when possible.

Throughout there will be practical sessions on the handling of camelids for improved physical examinations and an enhanced understanding of normal behaviour. You’ll get to benefit from the course tutor’s expertise to develop stress-free venepuncture methods and better quality dental examination technique.

After attending this course you will be able to:

• Identify and manage the main medical problems in crias
• Recognise age-related concerns in geriatric camelids and create appropriate prevention or management plans
• Carry out a welfare-friendly dental examination and perform routine dental procedures
• Prescribe appropriate medications for camelids including an understanding of protocols for off-label usage in these species
• Perform blood samples and place intravenous catheters in alpacas.

Please note - if you want to book three courses for the price of two please call the CPD and Events Officer 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 2019 CPD courses and excludes Media training 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.