Infectious Disease Part 2


James Russell, BVetMed MRCVS 

The Course
Part 2 of this infectious disease course will be held on-farm. We will begin by reviewing the disease diagnosis plans of those participants who attended the first part of the course and then look at how attendees can develop control and eradication strategies that can be tailored to individual farms.

Attendees will learn how to design strategies that will ensure commitment from all farm staff and thus improve farmer outcomes. A risk assessment of the host farm will also be carried out and used as a case study alongside recent test results; potential vaccination strategies will be discussed as part of the training.

This is a small workshop / practical course, held on-farm (max 12 participants), allowing high levels of learning outcomes.

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 12th June, 10am – 4pm
On-farm – location TBC

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