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FULLY BOOKED: Fundamentals of the Mare and Foal

30 Jan 2024
08:45 - 16:00

Twemlows Hall,
SY13 2EZ

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course type
Online & practical
CPD hours
7+ CPD hours
course level

About the course

The Fundamentals of the Mare and Foal is the perfect preparation for your first stud season. This course will ensure you are ready to assess, treat and refer the late pregnant mare and foal.  

The course combines online learning and a practical day. Before attending the practical day you will have access to 8 online lectures that include the late term mare, the post foaling check of the mare and foal, management of the mare and foal including advice to owners on getting foals to suck and nutritional management of the pregnant and lactating mare, foaling, dystocia and post foaling problems and the sick neonate, when to refer and what is possible. 

Our online lectures will prepare you for your practical day at Twemlows Hall. Small group sessions will include assessment of the late term mare, assessment of angular and flexural limb deformities and case-based discussion on assessing neonatal and sick foals together with discussions on what to carry in your car.

This course is part of our Fundamentals of Equine Practice series. By working with leading equine practices we’ve developed 10 practical courses that provide the essential skills necessary to thrive in equine practice. See the rest of the series. 

What will I learn?

By the end of the course you will...
1. Carry out examination of the peri-parturient mare and foal
2. Understand peri-parturient mare and potential complications and assessment - colic, placentitis, uterine torsion, retained foetal membranes
3. Consolidate knowledge on foaling and dystocia and dealing with complications
4. Monitoring of the late pregnant mare and foetus
5. Learn practical skills in assessing and treating the angular and flexural limb deformity
6. Understand mare and foal management including getting foals to suck and nutrition of the mare and foal
7. Identify the sick neonate and formulate plans for treatment and/or referral

A great way to gain confidence in the basics of first opinion mare and foal work and triage.

- Fundamentals of the Mare and Foal attendee

Course leaders

Course Organiser: John Spencer BVSc MRCVS, Shropshire

Frederic E. Barrelet DrMedVet(Berne) DipVMS(Berne) MRCVS, Suffolk (online only)

Charlotte Easton-Jones VetMB MA DipACVIM MRCVS, Suffolk

Emily Floyd BVS DipACVIM MRCVS, Suffolk (online only)

Tim Froydenlund MA Vet MB Cert AVP (ESO) DipECVS MRCVS European Specialist in Equine Surgery, Shropshire

Caroline Ribonnet MVetMed DipECEIM MRCVS, Suffolk

Sarah Stoneham BVSc Cert ESM MRCVS, North Yorkshire

Course prices

Vet member: £330

Non member: £660

This course is sponsored by

Elite Reproduction Supplies    IMV Imaging

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