Infectious Disease Part 1


James Russell, BVetMed MRCVS 

The Course
Part 1 of this course will focus on the different approaches that may be taken to appropriately diagnose common infectious diseases on-farm. We will also refresh knowledge of the pathology and aetiology of conditions such as BVD, IBR, Johne’s, Neospora, calf scours and BRD and consider the use of risk assessments alongside test results.

Attendees will develop an understanding of sensible approaches to disease surveillance in line with the National Johne’s Strategy and BVD Free England and will leave with a plan to undertake on-farm testing, as appropriate, to present at Part 2*.

This is a workshop-based course (max 12 participants) allowing for plenty of discussion, interaction and high levels of learning. 

This 2-part course is aimed at practising vets who are looking to refresh or increase their knowledge of infectious disease diagnosis and management.

*Attendance at both parts of this course is recommended but not compulsory.

The Speaker
james.photoJames Russell
Having held a post as a partner in a large practice in Derbyshire until summer 2018, James now works independently in the veterinary field. In 2007, James received his post graduate diploma in Cattle Health & Production through the Royal Veterinary College, where he also undertook his undergraduate training. He sits on both BVA Council as the East Midlands regional representative and Veterinary Policy Group where he holds an independent post.

James’ interest in infectious disease has seen him leading a successful BVD control strategy on farms across Derbyshire and Staffordshire, as well as sitting on the national BVD Free framework group. James has also delivered extensive farmer training on Johne’s disease and bTB and is an early adopter of the national Johne’s initiative training.

Wednesday 1 May, 10am to 4pm
McMurtry & Harding, Ashbourne, DE6 2DH

Members £175 +VAT / Non-Members £250 +VAT
Lunch and refreshments included. Places are limited to 12 delegates.

To Book
By email:
By telephone: 01858 555722 / 07740 649051