Ram Electro-Ejaculation


Oli Hodgkinson, BVSc, Cert SH&P, MRCVSS

The Course
A highly practical and interactive half-day course, covering the electro-ejaculation of tups using the lane ram probe, sample analysis and sperm morphology.

Course structure:

  • Working lunch to discuss theoretical aspects including:
    • How to examine a tup
    • Slide preparation
    • Sperm morphology
    • How electro-ejaculation fits into the flock health plan
    • The pros and cons of electro-ejaculation
  • On-farm session to include:
    • Tup examination and electro-ejaculation
    • Gross sample analysis under microscope
    • Sperm morphology assessment
    • Conclusion of findings and discussion with the farmer

The Speaker
Oli graduated from Liverpool University 1999. He then moved to mid-Wales to the family sheep farm where he went into practice for 2 years in a beef and sheep mixed practice.

Oli subsequently returned to Liverpool University where he undertook a sheep certificate and then went on to run the University Farm animal practice and referral hospital.

After 5 years, he returned to Mid Wales and became a partner at Trefaldwyn Vets in Montgomery. This is a mixed practice but Oli predominately focuses on dairy, beef and sheep.

He was awarded the Farmers’ Weekly ‘Farm Animal Adviser of the Year’ award in 2018.

Outside of practice, Oli is a Regional advisor for the Moredun and has also published a number of papers on foot rot in sheep and anesthesia in farm animals.

Wednesday 19 June, 12pm – 4pm
Tyn Y Coed, Berriew, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8QG

Members £145 +VAT / Non-Members £195 +VAT
Lunch and refreshments included. 

To Book
By email: sarah.royle@vetco.org.uk
By telephone: 01858 555722 / 07740 649051