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BEVA CPD course to find answers after life

In a UK first, BEVA has introduced a post-mortem CPD course, “Finding answers after life”, to be held on Wednesday 20 October 2021

In a first for the UK’s equine veterinary sector the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has introduced a CPD post-mortem course entitled “Finding answers after life“. It will be held at the University of Surrey on Wednesday 20 October 2021.

“If you have ever been called out to a dead horse to find a distraught owner and not been sure how to identify the cause, this course is for you,” said Sarah Gaspar, learning manager at BEVA. “We can’t remember any course ever having been run on this topic in the UK before; it is likely to be very popular so be quick to book.”

The hands-on course, which is worth seven CPD hours, has been organised by Nicola M Parry, recognised specialist in pathology at the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine. Combining lectures, practicals and a Q&A session, the course will enable delegates to carry out a post-mortem, identify common, and not so common, pathologies and draw conclusions as to the cause of death. 

The morning lectures will provide an overview of techniques that focus on how to approach the post-mortem examination of the adult horse and the foetus/foal, as well as how to examine the placenta. Potential findings will be discussed as well as some pitfalls to avoid during the post-mortem examination, and how to optimise sample submission. The lectures will be recorded, enabling sessions to be reviewed later. 

Delegates will spend the afternoon in the post-mortem room, examining macroscopic specimens and learning practical approaches to a post-mortem examination in the field and the collection of key specimens. The day will close with a Q&A session.

Speakers Fabio Del Piero from the Louisiana State University and Marvin Firth from the University of Surrey will help delegates to:

  • Develop an understanding of a logical approach to a post-mortem examination
  • Refresh knowledge of common post-mortem findings
  • Be confident in what samples to collect and how to collect them in order to achieve a diagnosis
  • Interpret common findings and understand their application and relationship to the clinical presentation

To find out more and to book click here.

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