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For Equine Vets Everywhere

Fundamentals of Gastroenterology

29 Sep 2020 08:45 - 17:15

Defence Animal Centre,
Melton Mowbray,
LE13 0GX


We plan to hold all advertised courses scheduled between September and December 2020, 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

A day discussing the common gastro-intestinal conditions seen in general practice. Emphasis will be on using history and clinical examination to help determine the best diagnostic approach, driven by evidence-based medicine. Knowledge will be consolidated using case scenarios and there will be some demonstrations of practical techniques.

Please note, delegates must bring photo ID with them on the day, you will not be allowed in the venue without it. The Army have also requested delegate details and car registration numbers 72 hours before the course for security reasons. Therefore, no bookings will be accepted for this course after 1.00pm on Thursday 24th September.

Delegates need to bring clean overalls and boots and they will be expected to walk through a foot dip. Delegates will also need a hard hat without a soft cover.

thinking iconKey Learning Objectives

  • Gain confidence in your knowledge on common and important gastro-intestinal disorders
  • Confidently be able to perform assessment of a horse with abdominal pain.
  • Describe the clinical management of horses with diarrhoea.
  • Describe indications for recommending/ performing gastroscopy and current guidelines on management of gastric disease.
  • How to confidently create a worming programme.
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Gave me confidence about common clinical situations found in the field.

- 2019 Delegate

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click iconPre-course learning

This course has pre-learning which takes place on the online learning platform two weeks before the practical day.

organiser iconCourse Organiser

  • Professor Gayle Hallowell MA VetMB PhD CertVA DipACVIM DipACVECC PFHEA FRCVS, Nottingham

speaker iconCourse Speakers

  • Professor Mark Bowen BVetMed MMedSci, PhD Cert EM (Int Med), CertVA DipACVIM PFHEA FRCVS, Nottingham
  • Dr John Burford MA VetMB PhD CertESTS, CertVA, PFHEA FRCVS, Nottingham
  • Professor Gayle Hallowell MA VetMB PhD CertVA DipACVIM DipACVECC PFHEA FRCVS, Nottingham

price iconCourse Fees

  • BEVA members £260
  • Non members £520

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downloads icon Full Course Programme

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Terms & Conditions

Covid-19 Terms and Conditions

  • If you book a place on a 2020 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 up until the 31 December 2021. 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 until 31 December 2021).

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.