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BEVA Courses

BEVA Members now receive a 50% discount on all BEVA CPD. BEVA has the reputation for providing equine CPD of the highest quality with the emphasis on the expertise of the speakers and the practical components of the courses.  The course programme is altered annually in response to the needs of the delegates and we offer subsidised registration prices for our members. Please contact the office if you have queries about any of the courses that interest you on Tel:+44(0)1638 723555 or Email: info@beva.org.uk

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Events in May
This course has been designed to equip the equine clinician with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to make the most of their abilities and ultrasound machine, in the diagnosis and treatment of various equine musculoskeletal conditions affecting the frontlimbs, hindlimbs, pelvis and the back. This course is suitable for vets from an equine or mixed background who are aiming to improve their knowledge and skills in this area, be it as a recent graduate or as a vet with existing experience.
Events in June
This three-day course is designed to benefit those with a range of experience in reproductive and foal ultrasonography. The main emphasis is on practical sessions involving mares, foals and clinical cases. There will also be lectures to supplement and reinforce the practical sessions.
Advancing your lameness diagnostic skills involves consistent lameness evaluation, accurate blocking technique, and logical interpretation of results. With a heavy emphasis on hands on participation and utilizing both dead limbs and live horses, the course aims to provide the delegate with the confidence to assess, strategically block and interpret the range of lameness presentations that are common in the equine veterinary world. A series of lectures and blocking wet labs in the morning will be followed by an afternoon of small group lameness evaluation with delegates being able to correlate their findings with the use of the Euqigait Lameness System. Radiographic Interpretation from the normal to more abnormal will form the basis of tutorial based discussion aimed at enhancing confidence in making accurate radiographic diagnosis. The course is suitable for CertAVP candidates and those wishing to advance their lameness diagnostic skills beyond the basics.
This informative and practical course will focus entirely on donkeys. We all know that donkeys are not just little horses. This course aims to explain what the exact differences between donkeys and horses are and will be packed with donkey nursing tips. The tour of the Buxton Donkey Sanctuary and the practical sessions are definitely not to be missed!
Events in July
This advanced wetlab aims to teach current techniques to manage more advanced equine dental disease. Participants should be widely experienced in equine dentistry and a detailed knowledge of relevant anatomy and pathology will be assumed. An introductory presentation will be followed by demonstrations of specific restorative equine dental techniques with practical wetlabs on cadaver material involving a high tutor to delegate ratio.
Events in August
This course will present detailed and up to date information about the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for upper respiratory tract (URT) conditions in the horse. The lectures, demonstrations and case discussions are aimed at surgical residents and equine vets with an interest in URT conditions. The second day of the course will be limited to 16 delegates, and will concentrate on detailed surgical techniques and allow the participants to perform cadaver upper respiratory surgeries under the guidance of 3 experts in the field of upper airway surgery.
This promises to be an interesting and engaging day discussing how best to deal with the many things that can and do go wrong in equine practice and how to try to avoid them. Covering complications arising from anesthesia, euthanasia, wounds, prior to purchase examinations, foalings and much more, there should be something for everyone. This would be beneficial to any equine practitioner but especially those recently graduated or those who work in mixed practice or who just wish to brush up their knowledge.
The course will run during the Three Day Event at Hartpury College, allowing a course walk and discussion of the veterinary arrangements and practical aspects of this type of work. The course will focus on the cross country phase of the competition and aims to cover a range of areas from preparation prior to the competition, treatment of injuries or accidents that may arise during the competition and treating specific conditions after the competition. Afternoon practical sessions are designed to complement the morning lectures as well as to allow discussions of some potentially difficult situations.
This lecture-based course is aimed at veterinarians and the more experienced EDT who wishes to sit the BEVA/BVDA EDT examination in the future. The course will cover all the theory needed for the theory section of the EDT Exam. At the end of day two the EDT exam will be discussed in detail highlighting the reasons for previous exam failures. Comprehensive notes are included in the course fee, which are essential reading when preparing to sit the EDT exam.
This lecture-based course is aimed at veterinarians and the more experienced EDT who wishes to sit the BEVA/BVDA EDT examination in the future. The course will cover all the theory needed for the theory section of the EDT Exam. At the end of day two the EDT exam will be discussed in detail highlighting the reasons for previous exam failures. Comprehensive notes are included in the course fee, which are essential reading when preparing to sit the EDT exam.