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Diary of Events

Workshops and courses which are available as CPD training opportunities for Mastitis Control Plan Deliverer membership are listed below. 'Day 1' training for new Plan Deliverers will be held on an ad hoc basis, based on demand.

For further information on membership of the DMCP and subscription details, please email dmcp@qmms.co.uk or contact Dr Katharine Leach on 01749 871171

 

Mastitis Control Workshop Somerset

Wednesday 28th June 2017
QMMS Ltd, Cedar Barn, Easton, WELLS, Somerset

Tutors:  Dr James Breen, Dr Andrew Bradley

This day is designed for veterinary surgeons and consultants to bring herd mastitis 'cases' for group discussion and gain specialist advice. The day is also designed for new Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers who need to complete their training (previously attended a training 'Day 1' but have yet to attend the second day). Finally, existing Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers will find this day useful as an opportunity to refresh their approach to implementing the Plan on their clients' farms, and benefit from assistance with data interpretation and selection of Plan priorities.

Delegates will be expected to bring a herd case example, including clinical mastitis and cell count data as well as bacteriology if available, a mastitis control 'ePlan' and prepare a short informal presentation.

Run by Taurus CPD, this course costs £200.00 + VAT.

This course counts as the 'Day 2' to complete training for delivery of the AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan. For registered AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers, this course can be selected as one of your CPD training days included in the cost of your individual or practice subscription.

For further details and to book, please contact Taurus CPD on TaurusCPD@qmms.co.uk 

 

Mastitis and Milk Harvesting 2017

***  Wednesday 5th July 2017  ***
 Balmangan Farms Ltd, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries, Scotland DG6 4QP

Tutor:  Ian Ohnstad

This course will discuss the role of the milking machine and milking routine in minimising the risk of intra-mammary infection. Delegates will be reminded of the function of components of the milking machine and risks that poor maintenance poses to udder health. Milking routine and approaches to problem-solving will be discussed and will be followed by a farm walk to discuss aspects of environmental management to ensure cows are presented to the parlour with excellent hygiene scores. The course will be run on a local dairy farm and will be limited to 12 delegates - please ensure you have clean and disinfected protective clothing and boots.

Run by Taurus CPD, this course costs £200.00 + VAT.

For registered AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers, this course can be selected as one of your CPD training days included in the cost of your individual or practice subscription.

For further details and to book, please contact Taurus CPD on TaurusCPD@qmms.co.uk

 

Reducing Antibiotic Use & Selective Dry Cow Therapy 2017

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Pride Veterinary Centre, Riverside Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8HX

Tutors:  Prof Martin Green, Dr James Breen, Dr Andrew Bradley

The recent industry-led adoption of a selective approach to dry cow therapy presents an opportunity for veterinary surgeons to offer valuable advice, particularly in the light of the recent O'Neill report and a commitment to reduce antibiotic use in livestock to 50mg/PCU (Veterinary Record 2016;179:12 291-292). Delegates will finish the course with a practical understanding of the research evidence available and the importance of implementing a selective approach to antibiotic dry cow therapy, as well as looking at implementing a reduction in antmicrobial use in line with current guidelines.

Run by Taurus CPD, this course costs £200.00 + VAT.

For registered AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers, this course can be selected as one of your CPD training days included in the cost of your individual or practice subscription.

For further details and to book, please contact Taurus CPD on TaurusCPD@qmms.co.uk

 

BCVA Advanced Practitioner Course - Bovine Mastitis 2017

27-28th September 2017

School of Veterinary Medicine & Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington LE12 5RD

Tutors: Prof Martin Green, Dr James Breen, Ian Ohnstad

This one and a half day course covers both theory and practical aspects of management of mastitis in cattle. It is part of the BCVA DeVelopmEnT CPD Programme "Advanced Practitioner" workshops. It will cover the context and importance of mastitis; diseases of the udder and teat; the pathogens; herd diagnosis; milking machine and routine and control of mastitis.

Run by BCVA, this course costs £358.50.

For further details and to book, please visit www.bcva.eu/cpd/advanced-practitioner-course-bovine-mastitis

This course also counts as the 'Day 1' of training for delivery of the AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan.

In order to become fully registered as a Plan Deliverer, a 'Day 2' training must also be attended. For more information, please contact Dr Katharine Leach on 01749 871171 or email dmcp@qmms.co.uk

 

 

Mastitis Control Workshop 2 (British Mastitis Conference)

Tuesday, 14th November 2017
Pre-Conference Course, British Mastitis Conference

Sixways Stadium, Worcester Rugby Club, Warriors Way, Worcester WR3 8ZE

Tutors:  Dr James Breen, Prof Martin Green

This day is designed for veterinary surgeons and consultants to bring herd mastitis 'cases' for group discussion and gain specialist advice. The day is also designed for new Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers who need to complete their training (previously attended a training 'Day 1' but have yet to attend the second day). Finally, existing Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers will find this day useful as an opportunity to refresh their approach to implementing the Plan on their clients' farms, and benefit from assistance with data interpretation and selection of Plan priorities.

Delegates are invited to bring herd data for discussion, including clinical mastitis, cell count data and/or bacteriology.

Run by the British Mastitis Conference, this course costs £155.00 + VAT.

This course counts as the 'Day 2' to complete training for delivery of the AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan. For registered AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers, this course can be selected as one of your CPD training days included in the cost of your individual or practice subscription.

For further details and to book, please contact Brian Pocknee on bmc@thedairygroup.co.uk 

 

 

British Mastitis Conference 2017

Wednesday, 15th November 2017

Sixways Stadium, Worcester Rugby Club, Warriors Way, Worcester WR3 8ZE

The British Mastitis Conference offers all those interested in mastitis control an opportunity to hear talks on a range of mastitis-related subjects, and will include current research, 'hot topics' and AHDB Mastitis Control Plan information.

Plan Deliverers who have subscribed to the AHDB Mastitis Control Plan scheme for 2017 are entitled to 25% off the conference fee - please check your subscription for details.

For more details regarding the conference program please visit http://britishmastitisconference.org.uk/ and to book, please contact Brian Pocknee on bmc@thedairygroup.co.uk