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From Superfoods to Supplements: how to know more than the owner

07 Jul 2021
08:45 - 17:00

Online Course,

book iconAbout the Course

Join us to know more than the owner and feed your clinical cases to optimise recovery.

Whether it's a conversation with an owner about their overweight horse, examining a geriatric pony with weight loss or formulating nutrition for an orphan foal, tailored nutrition is the cornerstone of every equine case we see in veterinary practice. We regularly treat a variety of conditions such laminitis and colic, but are we always confident about the best feeding advice to give our clients? And how often do we walk into a tack room full of the 'latest' supplements and wonder if any of them actually work?

This course will look at a range of clinical conditions and allow you to build evidence-based feeding advice into your treatment plans, formulate diets for any age of horse and see which supplements are worth the internet hype!

Our expert speakers will also be providing a plethora of practical tips for everything from the anorexic pony to the stubborn weight loss case.

thinking iconKey Learning Objectives

  • Confidently approach the feed room on any livery yard and give up to date advice on what the owner should be feeding
  • Learn how to formulate the perfect diet for any age of horse from the orphan foal to the geriatric equine
  • Maximise your treatment of clinical diseases such as laminitis, liver failure, colic and diarrhoea by feeding tailored to suit each case
  • Develop an understanding of the evidence behind many supplements and which ones stand up to scrutiny
  • Learn top tips for adapting diets to suit the fussy horse (or owner!), a range of budgets and all types of stable and pasture management

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Very good. Really enjoyed that it was short talks and the change of pace within the topic of nutrition. Great speakers with lots of enthusiasm.

- 2018 Delegate

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organiser iconCourse Organiser

  • Nicola Jarvis BVetMed CertAVP(EM) CertAVP(ESST) MRCVS

speaker iconCourse Speakers

  • Caroline Argo BVSc BSc PhD MRCVS
  • Andy Durham BSc BVSc CertEP DEIM DipECEIM MRCVS
  • Pat Harris MA PhD VetMB DipECVCN MRCVS
  • Nicola Jarvis BVetMed CertAVP(EM) CertAVP(ESST) MRCVS
  • Sarah Stoneham BVSc Cert ESM MRCVS

price iconCourse Fees

  • Member price £80
  • Non Member price £160

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Please note, online bookings for this course have now closed. If you wish to attend please contact the BEVA Office directly.

people iconWho is the course for?

All veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses working with horses will benefit from attending From Superfoods to Supplements.

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Covid-19 Terms and Conditions

  • If you book a place on a 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 and will be valid for a year from the date of issue. 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 for a year from the date of issue).

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.




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