Diary of Events

Workshops and courses which are recognised as qualifying attendees for continued eplan licencing are listed below.

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Mastitis and Diagnostics Course 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:36

Wednesday 10 Sept 2014  | Cumbria   **NORTHERN VENUE **

Mastitis and Diagnostics. Understanding and interpreting laboratory data to improve udder health. 

Tutors:  Dr Andrew Bradley, Dr James Breen

This course reviews the science behind laboratory data used to understand and interpret mastitis infection patterns in dairy herds. Topics covered include the research behind the use of somatic cell count data to monitor infection patterns in dairy herds; interpretation of bulk tank and individual cow bacteriology samples with emphasis on sensitivity and specificity; and specialised techniques such as PCR and MALDI-TOF MS. Real case studies will be worked through that highlight issues when using these data to interpret disease on farm.

Run by Taurus CPD, this course costs £200.00 + VAT. For further details and to book, please contact Taurus CPD on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:45
 
Mastitis and Milk Harvesting Course. Milking Machine Function and the Milking Routine PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:51

Wednesday 26th November 2014 |QMMS Ltd, Cedar Barn, Easton Hill, Easton, Wells, BA5 1DU

Tutors:  Ian Ohnstad, Dr James Breen, Dr Andrew Bradley

This course will discuss the role of the milking machine and the milking routine in minimising the risk of intra-mammary infection before, during and immediately after the milking process. Delegates will be reminded of the function of the different components of the milking machine along with the risks that poor maintenance of these items poses  to udder health. Differences in milking routine and the approaches to problem solving will be discussed. This course includes time on-farm and is limited to 12 applicants.

Run by Taurus CPD, this course costs £250.00 + VAT For further details and to book, please contact Taurus CPD on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 13:19
 
British Mastitis Conference Short Course PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 May 2014 15:29

 

DairyCo Mastitis Control Plan Update CPD Course

ONE DAY SHORT COURSE PRIOR TO THE BRITISH MASTITIS CONFERENCE

Tuesday 11th November 2014 (09:30 - 17:00) | Worcester

 The forthcoming BMC pre-conference Short Course qualifies as an update course for Plan Deliverers. This will be a day discussing herd examples with farm scenarios and mastitis/milk quality data brought by yourself and others. Delegates should bring this data alongside a Full, Part or Review DairyCo Mastitis Control Plan for the example herd they would like to discuss. Attendees will be contacted before the course to discuss their data to ensure full support prior to the day.

 

Cost for the Short Course is £145 + VAT

For further details follow the link here to the BMC website,  e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or telephone 01823 444488

Registration is through the Dairy Group :

 BMC Administrator, The Dairy Group, New Agriculture House, Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, Somerset TA1 2PX

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 13:20
 
Mastitis Control and Quality Milk Production Seminar PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Bradley   
Monday, 08 July 2013 15:40

9th - 11th November 2014 | Venue TBC

Tutors: Peter Edmondson and Roger Blowey

This seminar is intended to provide an in-depth understanding of the basic principles of mastitis control and quality milk production. It is designed for the dairy practitioner who wishes to be or is already involved in mastitis work.

Concepts of mastitis control and epidemiology, including milking machine function will be discussed in detail. During the first and second farm visit, delegates will familiarise themselves with the various parts of the milking machine, learn how to carry out simple milking machine tests and how the machine interacts with udder health.

There will be a detailed close up appraisal of a herd, where participants will have ample opportunity for practical work, including an analysis of environmental conditions. The seminar will be presented in a practical format that involves discussions amongst all participants.

Run by Shepton Veterinary Group there is a cost for this course.

For further information please contact Peter Edmondson at Shepton Veterinary Group This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 11:03