Get to grips with goats and pigs

Event date

05 March 2019

Venue location

Engineers House
The Promenade
Clifton Down


Jessica Wachtel, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Farm animal clinical CPD


Beth Reilly, Veterinary Surgeon, Synergy Farm Health Ltd Emily Gascoigne, Veterinary Surgeon, Synergy Farm Health Ltd



 Early birdStandard
Member£204 (including VAT)£239 (including VAT)
Non-memberNA£399 (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.

The appeal of the good life means smallholdings are increasing. This course will give you the confidence you need to handle and assess the individual pig patient. Common diseases and routine surgical procedures, such as castration, prolapse replacement and de-tusking, will be explained step-by-step through the use of case studies. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion on health planning for the small pig herd, including husbandry and preventative medicine. A focus on the legal pitfalls regarding pig rearing will ensure you feel secure advising smallholders and pet pig owners.

By reviewing the UK goat industry, and the vet’s role within this, all aspects of goat health including common diseases, management problems, frequently-seen emergencies and general health planning will be covered. A session on the legislation around prescribing medicines, parasitology and undertaking surgical procedures, will shed light on the challenges faced when dealing with goats and ensure you have a well-planned approach when dealing with your next goat call.

After attending this course you will be able to:
• Have a logical approach to the pet pig consultation
• Plan sedation and anaesthesia protocols for pigs and goats
• Guide your clients through pig health planning and surrounding legislation
• Feel confident with routine procedures in goats
• Navigate the legal requirements when prescribing medicines for the goat herd.

Please note - if you want to book three courses for the price of two please call Jessica Wachtel 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.

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