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For Equine Vets Everywhere

From Superfoods to Supplements: how to know more than the owner and feed your clinical cases to optimise recovery

24 Jul 2018 09:00 - 17:00

New for 2018 and by request, BEVA have developed this one day course which is suitable for all veterinary surgeons whether in ambulatory practice or a hospital setting.

Getting the feeding right is the cornerstone of almost every case we see in veterinary practice whether it’s a conversation with an owner about their overweight horse, examining a geriatric horse with weight loss or formulating parenteral nutrition for an intensive care case. In many instances owners seek their advice from fellow horse owners and the internet and this can lead to inappropriate feeding and a tack room crammed full of a plethora of supplements. This course will put you ahead by knowing more than the owner and helping them choose wisely to maximise their horse’s health.

In the human hospital environment, malnutrition has been shown to impact on the incidence of clinical complications, frequency of readmission, quality of wound healing, length of hospital stay and mortality. Many of these factors are applicable to an equine hospital setting and the care of both medical and surgical cases. We will show you how to approach the refluxing post-surgical colic, the hyperlipaemic pony with anorexia and the dysphagic horse including enteral and parenteral nutrition, tube feeding and ideas to stimulate appetite. The course concludes with discussion groups involving all of the speakers focusing on complex cases such as the orphan foal, liver failure and refeeding the emaciated horse, the perfect opportunity to get involved and ask the experts.

BEVA Members £280
Non- Members £560

Key Learning Objectives:
• Confidently approach the feed room on any livery yard and give up to date advice on what the owner should really keep in stock
• Enhance your intensive care skills with a wide range of cases from hyperlipaemia to the liver failure and make a difference to the clinical outcome
• Learn how to formulate the perfect diet for any age of horse from the orphan foal to the geriatric equine
• Find out how to feed your medical and post-operative colic cases to decrease the risk of complications
• Develop an understanding of the evidence behind many supplements and which ones stand up to scrutiny

Suitable for RCVS Modules:
B-EP.3, C-E.1, C-E.3, C-E.11, C-E.15, C-E.16 and C-E.17

Course Organiser:
Nicola Jarvis BVetMed, CertAVP(EM), CertAVP(ESST), MRCVS - Norfolk

Caroline Argo BVSc BSc PhD MRCVS - Surrey
Andy Durham BSc BVSc CertEP DEIM DipECEIM MRCVS - Hants
Pat Harris MA VetMB PhD DipECVCN MRCVS - Suffolk
Nicola Jarvis BVetMed CertAVP(EM) CertAVP(ESST) MRCVS - Norfolk
April Lawson BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS - Liverpool
Sarah Stoneham BVSc Cert ESM MRCVS - North Yorkshire

Terms and conditions:

  • Cancellation more than 6 weeks prior to the start of the course: A refund will be made less a 10% administrative charge.
  • Cancellation less than 6 weeks prior to the start of the course: No refunds can be guaranteed, but if BEVA can resell the place a refund will be made less a 20% administrative charge.
  • Transfer of Delegate: Booked places can be transferred to another person. If the transferee is not a BEVA Member he/she will be liable for the difference between the Member and Non-Member delegate rates.
  • Insurance: All delegates must have appropriate liability and professional indemnity insurance.
  • Safety: Delegates must bring appropriate safety wear (coveralls, hard hats, boots etc) to courses involving practical sessions.
  • Data Protection: I understand that BEVA may pass my details to the organisers or sponsors of the courses unless I have specified otherwise.
  • Compliance: I am a qualified to undertake the procedures being taught, or I am in training for such a qualification, in which case I will make the organisers aware of my status.

By registering for this event, I confirm that I accept the above terms and conditions.

Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel,
RG20 8NJ

Note: only online payments are accepted when booking via the website. If you do not wish to pay online please contact the office on 01638 723555

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