Advanced Hoofcare
Advanced Hoofcare
Would you like to master more than one cattle hoof trimming techniques, while broadening your knowledge on lameness and mobility? This course will teach you the White Line Atlas and 5-Step foot trimming methods, making you versatile when trimming your clients’ cattle. Apply the most suited technique depending on the management and environment the cows are kept in, resulting in improved hoofcare. Our Advanced Hoofcare course is farm and classroom based and involves a maximum of 4 delegates and will help you develop your confidence to better manage and understand foot trimming from an individual cow to the herd level. By the end of the course, you would have become skilled at two foot trimming methods and cultivated your own farm strategies to assess what your herds’ hoof health status is. You shall be able to benchmark numerous herds and compare their lameness performance. You shall gain vital experience in evaluating the most suitable environment that either technique can be applied. The course's key fundamentals will also cover understanding the bio markers and critical control points in the claws and cow’s foot that are required to allow a unified bio-mechanical profile of the foot. The course will also review the anatomy of the foot, as well as aspects of the environment and genetics that predispose in lameness. Review health and safety principles relating to foot trimming that create a secure setting for the hoofcare professional and the cow. Finally improve your assessment of hoof conditions and base your curative approach on the latest research. Develop a Vision, Skills, Incentives, Resources and an Action Plan in order to tackle your clients’ hoofcare issues. [btn text="Contact Us" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/contact/" target="_self"] [btn text="Courses FAQ" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/faq-for-course-attendees/" target="_self"]
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Basic Hoofcare
Basic Hoofcare
Are training groups of six or more delegates not what you are looking for? Our courses run with a maximum of 4 delegates per course guaranteeing your knowledge transfer and your mastering of the hoof trimming technique. By the end of a very educational and enjoyable day, you shall know your stabiliser from your stress claw and be able to balance a healthy foot 50:50 or an ulcerated one 60:40. We cover the whole of the UK and Ireland, with venues near you. Your course will be delivered by not simply a teacher, but by a Masterclass Trainer who has nearly 30 years’ experience as a vet, foot trimmer and a CowSignals Master trainer. [btn text="Contact Us" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/contact/" target="_self"] [btn text="Courses FAQ" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/faq-for-course-attendees/" target="_self"]  
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Better Livestock Handling
Better Livestock Handling
Learn about livestock behaviour and develop safer and more profitable approaches when working with your stock. Our Better Livestock Handling for Increased Profitability course is farm and classroom based and involves a maximum of 10 delegates. The sessions will look at:
  • Why good cattle handling matters
  • Main issues and factors resulting in accidents
  • Benefits of good cattle handling
  • Animal senses
  • Moving livestock efficiently
  • Design of handling facilities
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CowSignals
CowSignals
Learn how to apply CowSignals principles through a combination of practical tuition and video demonstrations. We cover the whole of the UK and Ireland, with venues near you. Your course will be delivered by not simply a teacher, but by a Masterclass Trainer who has nearly 30 years’ experience as a vet, foot trimmer and a CowSignals Master trainer. [btn text="Contact Us" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/contact/" target="_self"] [btn text="Courses FAQ" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/faq-for-course-attendees/" target="_self"]
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DIY AI
DIY AI
If you are looking to improve your herds-person skills and add cattle DIY artificial insemination to your repertoire, our course will help you get there safely and efficiently. Genetic improvement of a cattle herd can have profound benefits on productivity, welfare and farm income. Being able to apply artificial insemination on your own cattle can help you save time and money, as well as speed up your herd’s genetic improvement. Our highly experienced instructors will help you master the skills needed to practice artificial insemination in cattle safely and with confidence. You shall gain vital experience dealing with inseminating first time heifers to adult cows. New inseminators will gain the basic skills required to apply the technique safely and efficiently. [btn text="Contact Us" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/contact/" target="_self"] [btn text="Courses FAQ" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/faq-for-course-attendees/" target="_self"]  
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Introduction to Bovine Endoscopy
Introduction to Bovine Endoscopy
This practical course on bovine endoscopy, is conference room based and involves a maximum of 2 delegates. You shall be split in small groups and have plenty of in-vitro training, through an interactive course. The teaching methods are based on video presentations of the procedure, as well as classroom based practice. The Introduction to Bovine Endoscopy course aspires to serve as a taster and outline what Endoscopy (from Laparoscopy to Theloscopy) can offer.   We cover the whole of the UK, Ireland and rest of Europe, with venues near you. Your course will be delivered by not simply a teacher, but by a Masterclass Trainer who has nearly 30 years’ experience as a veterinary clinician and practices all disciplines of farm animal medicine.
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Lambing Techniques
Lambing Techniques
Are you an experienced shepherd that need a refresher, or a flock-keeper who is just starting, or a college student? Well then, this course is for you! Our training groups are small, aiming to maximise your learning experience. Learn primarily through practical tuition and some video demonstrations. [btn text="Contact Us" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/contact/" target="_self"] [btn text="Courses FAQ" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/faq-for-course-attendees/" target="_self"]
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Mobility Scoring
Mobility Scoring
Practice mobility scoring on cows. Learn through a combination of practical tuition and video demonstrations. We cover the whole of the UK and Ireland, with venues near you. Your course will be delivered by not simply a teacher, but by a Masterclass Trainer who has nearly 30 years’ experience as a vet, foot trimmer and a CowSignals Master trainer. [btn text="Contact Us" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/contact/" target="_self"] [btn text="Courses FAQ" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/faq-for-course-attendees/" target="_self"]
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Practical Bovine Digit Surgery & Hoofcare Course
Practical Bovine Digit Surgery & Hoofcare Course
Broaden your knowledge from the 5-step technique to the White Line Atlas method. The surgical section of the course includes practice on cadaver feet for intravenous regional anaesthesia, nerve blocks, debriding lesions, flushing of the joint and how and when to resort to digit amputation. The course involves a maximum of 2 delegates. [btn text="Contact Us" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/contact/" target="_self"] [btn text="Courses FAQ" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/faq-for-course-attendees/" target="_self"]
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Practical Bovine Ultrasonography Course
Practical Bovine Ultrasonography Course
Hone in on ultrasound fertility examinations and clinical assessments, through a practical and interactive course. This course on bovine ultrasonography is farm and classroom based and involves a maximum of 2 delegates. The organisers' combined experience brings in knowledge and images from the UK, Canada, US, New Zealand and Europe. Enhance your understanding on how ultrasound examinations are carried out in the UK and abroad. We would work with any make of scanners. Provided it is battery operated, we would encourage you to bring your own linear or sector scanner with your goggles or screen.  Otherwise, we can supply one for you to practice on the day. [btn text="Contact Us" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/contact/" target="_self"] [btn text="Courses FAQ" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/faq-for-course-attendees/" target="_self"]
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Sheep Scanning
Sheep Scanning
Knowing whether your ewes are pregnant and how many lambs they are carrying is important to reduce twin lamb disease, devise an appropriate feed plan and minimise culling losses. Would you like to practice external transdermal ultrasound scanning for your flock? Look no further as this course is for you! Our training groups aim to maximise your learning experience. Learn primarily through practical tuition and some video demonstrations. The course content is:
  • Understand the principles and applications of ultrasound scanning
  • Review key performance points of ultrasound applications
  • Familiarise yourselves with the operation of the scanner
  • Practice ultrasound scanning on farm
  • Pregnancy diagnosis and identification of single, twins, triplets and quads
The organisers’ combined experience brings in knowledge and images from the UK, Canada, US, New Zealand and Europe. Our LANTRA Ultrasound Scanning course will help you set the foundations for practising external scanning on sheep. This course on ovine ultrasonography is farm and classroom based and involves a maximum of 2 delegates. [btn text="Contact Us" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/contact/" target="_self"] [btn text="Courses FAQ" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/faq-for-course-attendees/" target="_self"]
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Veterinary Medicines
Veterinary Medicines
Learn how to use veterinary medicines responsibly and safely, through a practical and interactive course. We cover the whole of the UK and Ireland, with venues near you. Your course will be delivered by not simply a teacher, but by a Masterclass Trainer who has nearly 30 years’ experience as a vet, foot trimmer and a CowSignals Master trainer. [btn text="Contact Us" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/contact/" target="_self"] [btn text="Courses FAQ" tcolor=#FFF bcolor=#2D5C88 thovercolor=#F0F0F1 link="https://mendipvets.net/faq-for-course-attendees/" target="_self"]
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