Date and time: to be confirmed (next update June 2021)
Location: to be confirmed

The challenge for veterinary surgeons involved in flock health planning is to provide a service that improves and safeguards the productivity of their clients’ flocks.

To succeed, the process must be dynamic and interactive, but above all progressive to ensure that the flock health plan is of continued relevance to the flock and not merely a box ticking exercise. To that end, this course covers the production principles that govern the profitability of sheep flocks and focuses on ewe nutrition, lamb growth rates and approaches to investigation of problems such as poor scanning percentage, abortion, ill thrift and neonatal losses.

Course content

  • The factors that determine production efficiency in the sheep flock
  • Generating production targets that are relevant for the individual client
  • The web-based health planning concept and how it will work for flocks
  • Analysis of production data and problem solving
  • Preventive programmes for the infectious diseases that have greatest impact on productivity of the flock

This course may support those working towards their RCVS CertAVP. It is particularly applicable to:

  • B-PAP.2 Production animal practice
  • C-S.1 Diseases of adult sheep
  • C-S.2 Reproduction, pregnancy & parturition
  • C-S.3 Diseases of lamb & parasitic diseases


(subject to availability)

  • Heather Stevenson, SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer
  • Fiona Crowden, SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer
  • Caroline Robinson, SRUC Veterinary Investigation Officer

If you are an international applicant you can check if you need a visa to study this course on our Visas & immigration page.
For information on cancellations please view our refund policy.

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