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POSTPONED/CANCELLED: Fundamentals of Sedation, Field Anaesthesia & Castrations

23 Mar 2020 18:00 - 24 Mar 2020 16:30

Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue & Rehoming Centre,
TA11 7LA

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to run our normal CPD programme until June at the earliest. This means Fundamentals of Sedation, Field Anaesthesia and Castrations will not take place on 23-24 March 2020.

All affected delegates, speakers and sponsors have been notified with more information and the next steps. We will continue to keep delegates fully informed in the coming days and let you know how to claim a refund. Please bear with us whilst we work through the necessary steps.

During the outbreak we will be doing what we can to support our members and would welcome your thoughts on how best we could help you.

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 very practical 'hands on' course designed for new or recent graduates or those in mixed practice with varied levels of equine work. The course will cover sedation and field anaesthesia required for common field surgery such as castration both in theory and in a practical session. Nerve blocks and regional anaesthesia for other common procedures will also be covered on cadavers.

In response to feedback from the 2018 / 19 Sedation, Field Anaesthesia an Castrations courses this has been relocated to World Horse Welfare's Glenda Spooner Farm for 2020, to increase the number of colts available. In order to maximise hands on practical time, lectures will take place on the evening of the 23rd allowing the 24th to be centred on the practical side of the course. Notes will be available in advance.

thinking iconKey Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of field anaesthesia.
  • Refresh/update your knowledge on different sedative drug regimens and doses.
  • Enhance/learn practical skills in field anaesthesia and open castration.
  • Confidently be able to identify the required anatomy for open castration.
  • Be aware of complications and ways to minimise their risk and treat them.
  • Review/learn other common local anaesthetic techniques.

By the end of the course, delegates should be able to:

  • Choose appropriate cases for field anaesthesia, be able to choose the most appropriate method for sedation and field anaesthesia and carry these out under field conditions
  • Know the anatomy for castration and the technique for open castration
  • Know the complication relating to sedation, field anaesthesia and castration and how to minimise the risk and treat them
  • Know how to carry out common nerve blocks of the head and limbs

speech bubble left Excellent! Great lectures, very applicable and informative with current techniques!

- 2019 Delegate

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click iconPre-course learning

Pre course learning begins two weeks before the practical day.

organiser iconCourse Organiser

  • Andrew Harrison BVSc CertEP CertVA MRCVS, Gloucestershire

speaker iconCourse Speakers/Demonstrator

  • Andrew Harrison BVSc CertEP CertVA MRCVS, Gloucestershire
  • Mark Senior BVSc CertVA DipECVAA PhD MRCVS, Liverpool
  • Sam Bescoby BVSc CertAVP(ESO)(EP)(ED) FHEA BAEDT MRCVS, Bristol
  • Andrew Richardson BVSc CertAVP (Equine Stud Medicine) MRCVS, Wiltshire

price iconCourse Fees

  • BEVA members £240
  • Non members £480

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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

Terms & 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.