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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

 

Wednesday 14th February 2018
QMMS Ltd, Cedar Barn, Easton, WELLS, Somerset

Tutors:  Dr James Breen, Prof 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.

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.

This course counts as the 'Day 2' to complete training for delivery of the AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan.

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

 

Wednesday 28th February 2018
QMMS Ltd, Cedar Barn, Easton, WELLS, Somerset

Tutors:  Dr James Breen, Prof Andrew Bradley

This course reviews the research and science behind laboratory data used to understand and interpret infection patterns in dairy herds. Topics include bacteriology, bulk tank sampling, MALDI-TOF, strain typing, PCR and somatic cell counts. Real herd examples will be used throughout to illustrate concepts and promote discussion.

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

 

Wednesday, 21st March 2018

QMMS Ltd, Cedar Barn, Easton, WELLS BA5 1DU

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

The course introduces the concepts and research behind the AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan, which was published in peer review in 2007, before being rolled out as a national scheme in 2009. Prospective Plan Deliverers will work through the stages of making a herd diagnosis, based on mastitis and cell count records, before using the ePlan software to identify relevant control priorities, using information gathered from a farm assessment. Several herd examples will be used to illustrate the approach and time will be made for discussion of topics including marketing the Plan in your practice, communicating change and reducing antibiotic use in dairy herds.

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 a booking form, contact Katharine Leach on 01749 871171 or email dmcp@qmms.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE: To qualify as a full Plan Deliverer, delegates must also attend a second day of training, booked separately, either:

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 (Mastitis Control Plan Workshop, Somerset)

or

Tuesday 6th November 2018 (British Mastitis Conference, Pre-Conference Mastitis Control Workshop, Worcester)

 

Wednesday 18th April 2018
QMMS Ltd, Cedar Barn, Easton, WELLS BA5 1DU

Tutors:  Dr James Breen, Prof Andrew Bradley

This course revises the basic principles that underpin therapeutics in mastitis control and looks in detail at the science and research behind the use of intramammary therapy, systemic therapy, dry cow therapy, NSAIDs and vaccination. Pharmacology will be revised and will be followed by real herd data and research papers to illustrate concepts and promote interactive discussion. The day will conclude with discussion to summarise the group's approach to treatment protocols.

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

 

Wednesday 2nd May 2018
QMMS Ltd, Cedar Barn, Easton, WELLS, Somerset

Tutors:  Dr James Breen, Prof 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.

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.

This course counts as the 'Day 2' to complete training for delivery of the AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan.

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

 

May 2018
 ***Date and Venue to be confirmed***

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 £250.00 + 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

 

June 2018
***Date and Venue to be confirmed***

Tutors:  Dr James Breen, Prof 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 antimicrobial use in line with current guidelines for the dairy sector. Specific examples and recent research in areas such as on farm culture will be discussed.

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

 

Wednesday 12th September 2018

QMMS Ltd, Cedar Barn, Easton, WELLS BA5 1DU

Tutors:  Dr James Breen, Prof Andrew Bradley

This course will review mammary gland immunity and consider its role in the context of the mammary microbiome. The course will focus on the importance in some herds of vaccination, both when considering coliform infections and reducing the risk of Staphylococcus spp. infection, as well as the role that immune restoratives may play on the risk of intra-mammary infection. The role of minerals and vitamins will be discussed and the impact of the presence or absences of minor mastitis pathogens will be considered. Throughout the day, the latest research in some of these areas will be presented for discussion and critique.

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

 

Tuesday, 6th November 2018
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.

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.

This course counts as the 'Day 2' to complete training for delivery of the AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan.

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

 

Wednesday, 7th November 2018

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 2018 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

 

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Quality Milk Management Services Ltd, Cedar Barn, Easton, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1DU

Tutors:  Dr James Breen, Prof Andrew Bradley

This course is aimed at more recent graduates and younger members of the practice team, as well as more experienced veterinary surgeons and consultants who wish to review and consolidate their knowledge around areas of bovine mastitis and its control. This course will review key concepts in mastitis epidemiology and aetiology, illustrated with examples. Diagnostics and treatment are summarised for both lactation and at drying-off, including selective dry cow therapy. Finally, key areas of control are discussed, with a focus on the management of the environment in dairy herds.

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