01/02/2017 Calling all Veterinary Professionals! Enhance your skills with our BEVA approved course.

The Horse Trust is once again running two courses in equine behaviour modification techniques for veterinary practice at its site in Buckinghamshire on the 27th June 2017 and 28th June 2017.

This course is for veterinary professionals dealing with horses in practice and will develop the practitioner’s skills in handling difficult horses using the objective, evidence-based principles of equitation science. It will review equine ethology and learning theory and explain how these principles can be used to address behavioural problems encountered by veterinary professionals in their day-to-day work, for example when handling needle/clipper shy horses or horses that won’t go into stocks/vehicles.

The 2013 BEVA accident survey highlighted the high incidence of accidents affecting equine veterinary surgeons and the need for training in methods that practitioners can employ to remain safe when working with horses. Upon completion of this course delegates will understand how to apply effective, humane handling techniques that can be used in any setting.

Liane Preshaw - Director of Knowledge and Skills at The Horse Trust and organiser of the courses said "Following on from the excellent feedback we received last year, we are pleased to be organising two further courses for veterinary professionals in 2017.  Vets and nurses often have to deal with horses performing potentially dangerous behaviours and the skills delegates learn on this course will help keep them safe, protect the horse’s welfare, and also enable them to act as a source of knowledge for horse owners."

This course includes demonstrations and hands-on practical sessions so delegates have the opportunity to practice many of the techniques themselves.

SPEAKERS:

> Ms Gemma Pearson BVMS MRCVS, ESI Associate Diploma in Equitation Science – Edinburgh

> Ms Carolin Gerdes MedVet (Hanover) MRCVS – Newmarket

> Ms Michelle Campbell – Edinburgh

> Mrs Liane Preshaw MSc – Buckinghamshire

For more information or to book a place, call 01494 488464 or email training@horsetrust.org.uk. More information can be found following this link. Places are strictly limited to 12 per course so book now to avoid disappointment.