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Preparation for Calving

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Price: £90.00

Trainees will learn how to minimise calving problems by planned management of cows before and during calving.

Learning Outcomes


  • Understand pre-calving management to improve calf viability, including nutrition and vaccination. Know target body condition scores for calving and how to achieve these targets
  • Know how to provide a good calving environment, especially for housed cattle. Know target stocking densities
  • Provide good handling facilities for animals with difficult births or caesareans
  • Know what action should be taken if abortions or stillbirths occur. Understand the importance of isolation facilities
  • Understand the benefits of trace element monitoring in the pre-calving period
  • Know the options for colostrum supplementation and the risks of sourcing colostrum from another farm
  • Be prepared for dystocia and know when to call the veterinary surgeon
  • Understand heifer management to reduce dystocia, including target mating weight and EBV or sires used on heifers

Additional Info


Cost (inc. VAT): £90.00
Trainer: TBA
Date: 11 Mar 2020
Start Time: 10.30
Duration: 5.5 Hours
Address: Bishopton Vets, Mill Farm, Ripon, N. Yorkshire, HG4 2QR

Please note: delegates withdrawing from the course within 3 working days will be charged 60% of the total fee.
Failure to turn up on the day of the workshop without prior warning will be charged at the full amount.