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For Equine Vets Everywhere

BEVA Approved The Horse Trust Equine Behaviour Modification Techniques for Veterinary Personnel

04 Jun 2019 09:00 - 17:00

This course is designed for veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and grooms dealing with horses within a veterinary 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 the factors that can contribute to the development of challenging behaviour and be able to apply effective, humane handling techniques in practice.

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
Non-Member – Student: £300

Key Learning Objectives
• Understand associative and non-associative learning processes, and how to use learning theory appropriately when handling or restraining horses for veterinary examinations or procedures
• Understand equine ethology and how the horse’s health status, environment, diet and learning history can contribute to the development of unwanted behaviour
• Understand the principles of re-training horses that perform unwanted behaviours during common husbandry and veterinary procedures.
• Understand approaches used to tease out the effects of pain and learnt behaviour when investigating cases of poor performance
• Be able to assess horse behaviour and predict when horses may react negatively to veterinary care before you get hurt.


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

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