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Fundamentals of Gastroenterology - NORTHERN COURSE

16 Nov 2021 09:00 - 15:00

Twemlows Hall,
SY13 2EZ


We plan to hold all advertised courses provided they can fully comply with local Covid-19 guidelines. This will mean that a series of protective measures will be put in place; all attendees will be notified of these measures before attending the course.

We would like to reassure you, if we need to cancel or postpone one of our upcoming courses for any reason you will be entitled to a full refund. Please see further information in our terms and conditions below.

people iconWho is the course for?

The course is designed for young vets, it is part of our Fundamentals programme. It would also be suitable for those who want to refresh their knowledge.

book iconAbout the Course

Fundamental of gastroenterology will be a day discussing the common gastro-intestinal conditions seen in general practice with online learning prior to the day required.

The day will be centred around practical sessions and case-based discussion to try and give delegates a grounding in gastroenterology in general practice. All the lectures and practical will help the delegate determine the best diagnostic approach driven by evidence-based medicine.

Interaction between the lecturers and delegates will be central to the course to ensure those attending get the most out of the day.

Main description for the course Part of our ‘Fundamentals programme’ aimed at new and recent graduates this course will provide a grounding in gastroenterology. A new format will be utilised this year with pre-learning an essential part of the course with recorded lectures and then a more practical and small group approach to learning on the day. This will allow a far more informal and hands on learning experience for each delegate with the group of experienced medicine clinicians.

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

- Confidently examine, form and carry out a plan for a horse with abdominal pain, choke, liver disease, weight loss or diarrhoea.

- Know how to carry out further investigations, including where indicated basic abdominal ultrasound.

- Formulate yard specific biosecurity plans for a tailored worming plan.

- Have confidence in their decision to refer.

- Practical sessions will include how to approach peritoneal taps and the different techniques and FLASH ultrasound alongside case scenarios including creating biosecurity plans and how to assess clinical pathology results


thinking iconKey Learning Objectives

  • Basic clinical knowledge and understanding of choke, gastric ulceration and impaction, liver disease, diarrhoea, weight loss and colic.
  • Assess a horse with abdominal pain and formulate a plan for investigation and management.
  • Identify potential infectious diarrhoea cases and how to treat them.
  • Formulate and implement biosecurity plans for suspected diarrhoea cases.
  • Confidently create a tailored yard worming programme.
  • Know when and how to refer.

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The scanning practical was very impressive to see and I enjoyed how evidence-based it was.

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organiser iconCourse Organiser

  • Nicola Steel BVM&S CertAVP(EM) MScVPS MRCVS

    speaker iconCourse Speakers

    • Nicola Steel BVM&S CertAVP(EM) MScVPS MRCVS
    • Dickie Hepburn BVSc MS CertEM(IntMed) DipACVIM(LA)
    • FRCVS (online only)
    • Other speakers TBC


      price iconCourse Fees

    • Member price £260
    • Non-member price £520

      downloads iconCourse Downloads

    • The programme will be added here soon

Kindly sponsored by

IMV Med Equus

Please note: you are required to make an online payment when booking via the website. If you would like to pay using a different method please contact us on +44 (0) 1638 723 555 or by email at events@beva.org.uk.

Terms & Conditions

Covid-19 Terms and Conditions

  • If you book a place on a BEVA CPD course and are unable to attend due to any Covid-19 related issue (e.g. as a result of showing symptoms or track and trace restrictions) you will receive a credit for the amount you paid. This credit can be used for any BEVA CPD and will be valid for a year from the date of issue. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course.
  • If you need to cancel your place for a non-Covid-19 related reason our standard terms and conditions will apply.
  • If BEVA are required to cancel or postpone a course for any reason, you can opt to receive a full refund or receive a credit for a future BEVA CPD course (valid for a year from the date of issue).

Standard Terms and Conditions

  • A full refund will be made, less a 10% administration charge, if cancellation is more than 6 weeks before the start of the course
  • A refund cannot be guaranteed if cancellation is less than 6 weeks before the start of the course. A refund will be made if BEVA can resell the place, less a 20% administration charge. 
  • Booked places can be transferred to another person free of charge. If the transferee is not a BEVA member he/she will be liable for the difference between the member and non-member rate.
  • All delegates must have appropriate liability and professional indemnity insurance. 
  • Delegates must bring appropriate safety wear (coveralls, hard hats, boots etc) to courses involving practical sessions.
  • BEVA may pass contact details of delegates to the organisers or sponsors of the course unless the delegate has specified otherwise.
  • All delegates self-certify that they are a qualified veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse and qualified to undertake the procedures being taught. Where the delegate is in training for such a qualification BEVA must be made aware of their training status at the time of booking.

By registering for this event, you accept the above terms and conditions.