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For Equine Vets Everywhere

BEVA Approved The Horse Trust Equine Behaviour Modification Techniques

05 Jun 2018 09:00 - 17:00

This course is designed for veterinary professionals dealing with equids in practice. It will review equine ethology and learning theory and explain how these principles can be used to address behavioural problems encountered by veterinary professionals in their day-to-day work, for example when handling needle/clipper shy horses or horses that won’t go into stocks/vehicles. The 2013 BEVA accident survey highlighted the high incidence of accidents affecting equine veterinary surgeons and the need for training in methods that practitioners can employ to remain safe when working with horses. Upon completion of this course delegates will understand how to apply effective, humane handling techniques that can be used in any setting. This course includes demonstrations and hands-on practical sessions so delegates have the opportunity to practice many of the techniques themselves.

To book on to this course please telephone 01494 488464 or email training@horsetrust.org.uk.

BEVA Member: £250
BEVA Member – Concessionary: £250
BEVA Member – Retired: £250
BEVA Member – Nurse: £250
BEVA Member – Student: £250
BEVA Non-Member: £300
BEVA Non-Member – Nurse: £300
BEVA Non-Member – Student: £300

Key Learning Objectives
• Understand equine ethology and associative and non-associative learning processes in equids
• Understand how to use learning theory appropriately when handling or restraining horses for veterinary examinations or procedures
• Be able to assess horse behaviour and correctly apply learning theory when handling horses
• Understand when poor performance or unwanted behaviours may be caused by pain and when they may be a learnt response
• Be able to assess horse behaviour and demonstrate how to approach re-training horses that perform unwanted behaviours during common husbandry and veterinary procedures

Course Organiser:
Liane Preshaw

Ms Gemma Pearson BVMS MRCVS, ESI Associate Diploma in Equitation Science - Edinburgh
Ms Carolin Gerdes MedVet (Hanover) MRCVS - Newmarket
Ms Michelle Campbell – Edinburgh
Mrs Liane Preshaw MSc – Buckinghamshire

Terms and conditions:

The Horse Trust,
The Horse Trust,
HP27 0PP

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