Thursday 18th October – Journal Club discussion with Kate Hovers
Free to members of our CPD Club
To join click here
An evening not to be missed.
Free for members of our CPD Club click here to join
Flock Health Ltd personnel
Dr Fiona Lovatt BVSc PhD FHEA DSHP DipECSRHM MRCVS
Fiona has delivered interactive and practical veterinary, farmer and SQP CPD workshops and presentations for HCC, Farming Connect, QMS, AHDB Beef and Lamb, Sheep Veterinary Society, J Sainsbury’s, Nottingham University and many of the animal health pharmaceutical companies on a regular basis since 2012. These events have been throughout the United Kingdom as well as in Eire, Germany, Denmark, Canada and New Zealand.
Fiona is an associate clinical professor at the University of Nottingham and a Specialist in sheep health and production recognised by the European College as well as the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She has been awarded a Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority following her exploration of the pedagogy of teaching, with a particular emphasis on sheep health and production, the use of ‘authentic learning experiences’ & the opportunities offered by remote teaching using available technologies.
Fiona developed the concept of Flock Health Clubs in 2015, and has run a number of veterinary CPD meetings for this format. She is a member of the RUMA Targets Task Force and the Clinical Lead for the RCVS Knowledge Farm Vet Champions.
Fiona has worked on the Ram Compare project since its conception in 2015, is a steering group member of the AHDB Challenge Sheep project looking at ewe replacements and worked with AHDB on the Iceberg Disease project and Target Survival, project on neonatal mortality.
Fiona has worked closely with Dr Nigel Kendall at the University of Nottingham as a co-supervisor on a number of undergraduate projects related to mineral nutrition. She has good contacts throughout the veterinary field and brought leading veterinary practitioners together in 2018 to discuss best practice approach to ruminant mineral nutrition.
Peter Bone started his agriculture career in 1974, since 1995 he has specialised in ruminant mineral nutrition within the United Kingdom, Ireland, America, Mexico and New Zealand. Traveling to different counties has allowed him to experience many different feeding systems and mineral imbalances.
In June 2014 Pete established his own consultancy business to focus on ruminant mineral nutrition working alongside veterinary practices and livestock farmers.
The subject of mineral nutrition for farm animals does not always receive the attention it deserves, Peter is very keen to promote the testing of stock using blood and tissue to establish animal mineral status.
In conjunction with Dr Nigel Kendall based at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science University of Nottingham they have developed an on farm practical approach called Total Farm Mineral Auditing. The approach is supported by forage mineral levels and all other feeding stuffs, including livestock drinking water. By taking this action we can view ALL mineral inputs and give livestock manager’s better guidance and recommendations.
When a supplementation plan has been actioned, it is important to have the ability to monitor the success of the plan. This can be untaken by blood sampling or the use of tissue samples.
He has developed a very keen interest in the negative effects of molybdenum, sulphur and iron in bovines and ovines.
When not working Pete teaches sailing in the Cotswold Water Park and South West England.
His company is Livestock and Grassland Mineral Consultancy, 21 June Lewis Way, Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7 4GH.
Cost: £240 inclusive of VAT.
Kate is a senior lecturer at Harper Adams University teaching in ruminant production and nutrition with a special emphasis on sheep production. She spent 30 years working in ADAS as a nutritionist and sheep specialist working across the food chain from farm to retailer and for government and levy bodies. She has also worked as an independent sheep consultant.
£150+VAT – to register your place please email [email protected]
Price: £240 including VAT, please contact us to book.
Kate lectures in ruminant production and nutrition with a special emphasis on sheep production. She spent 30 years working in ADAS as a nutritionist and sheep specialist working across the food chain from farm to retailer and for government and levy bodies. She has also worked as an independent sheep consultant.
A minimum of 6 attendees is required to run this course.
£150+VAT to register your place please contact us.
This is the third module in the Basic sheep modular CPD series. To view and book onto module 4 please click here
The aim is for this course to be run in person at WVSC with an on farm practical in the afternoon subject to Covid-19 restrictions allowing.
This course comes highly recommended from those who have attended previously. Kate and Sian make the course very practical and relevant. Plenty of parasite life cycles and discussions on anthelmintics. This is perfect for you flock health planning vets! Lecturers from the University bring us up to date with their most recent research into fluke habitats and hopefully we will get the chance to visit some.
£150+VAT to book your place call us now!
To view the next module in this series click here
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