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Diary of Events

Workshops and courses which are available as CPD training opportunities as part of Mastitis Control Plan Deliverer membership are listed below.

Additional 'Day 1' training for new Plan Deliverers may be held on an ad hoc basis, based on demand.

For further information on membership of the DMCP and subscription details, please email dmcp@qmms.co.uk or contact Dr Katharine Leach on 01749 871171

 

Wednesday 24th April 2019
QMMS Ltd, Cedar Barn, Easton, WELLS, Somerset

Tutors:  Dr James Breen, Prof Andrew Bradley

This course reviews the research and science behind laboratory data used to understand and interpret infection patterns in dairy herds. Topics include bacteriology, bulk tank sampling, MALDI-TOF, strain typing, PCR and somatic cell counts. Real herd examples will be used throughout to illustrate concepts and promote discussion.

Run by Taurus CPD, this course costs £200.00 + VAT.

For registered AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers, this course can be selected as one of your CPD training days included in the cost of your individual or practice subscription.

For further details and to book, please contact Taurus CPD on TaurusCPD@qmms.co.uk

 

Wednesday, 5th June 2019
 Kingsplay Farming Co Ltd, Heddington, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0PL

Tutors:  Ian Ohnstad, James Breen

This practical, on farm course will discuss the role of the milking routine in optimising milk hygiene during the milk harvesting process, as well as other areas that are likely to impact on milk hygiene including water and bedding (the latter will also include recent research and findings from the AHDB Dairy Recycled Manure Solids work). The focus on milk hygiene and monitoring, investigating and ensuring hygienic milk reaches the supply chain will also extend to the interpretation of Bactoscan, Total Bacterial Count, and bacteriology/differential counts, and will be illustrated with real herd examples.

The course will be run on farm and will be limited to 12 delegates - please ensure you have clean and disinfected protective clothing and boots.

Run by Taurus CPD, this course costs £250.00 + VAT.

For registered AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers, this course can be selected as one of your CPD training days included in the cost of your individual or practice subscription.

For further details and to book, please contact Taurus CPD on TaurusCPD@qmms.co.uk

 

Wednesday 10th July 2019
QMMS Ltd, Cedar Barn, Easton, WELLS, Somerset

Tutors:  Dr James Breen, Dr Andrew Bradley

This day is designed for veterinary surgeons and consultants to learn how to implement the new 'Quarter PRO' initiative for mastitis control. Whilst a proven approach to mastitis control exists (the AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan), it has been recognised by an industry forum that a “lower” or “entry level” approach would be beneficial and cost effective on many farms. A new initiative ('Quarter PRO') is proposed, which aims to provide and promote a rapid approach to monitoring and improving udder health, accessible to all dairy farmers. This initiative will provide wider and easier access to elements of the AHDB Mastitis Control Plan and a means of co-ordinating udder health promotion materials.

Delegates will have access to a free CDL converter tool to generate the mastitis and cell count outputs required for the new mastitis Pattern Analysis Tool, developed for AHDB Dairy by QMMS Ltd and the Nottingham University School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. These tools will be used on the day, and therefore delegates are encouraged to bring milk recording CDL files and take part in active discussion on the day.

Run by Taurus CPD, this course costs £200.00 + VAT.

For further details and to book, please contact Taurus CPD on TaurusCPD@qmms.co.uk 

 

Wednesday 18th September 2019
QMMS Ltd, Cedar Barn, Easton, WELLS, Somerset

Tutors:  Dr James Breen, Prof Andrew Bradley

This day is designed for veterinary surgeons and consultants to bring herd mastitis 'cases' for group discussion and gain specialist advice. The day is also designed for new Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers who need to complete their training (previously attended a training 'Day 1' but have yet to attend the second day). Finally, existing Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers will find this day useful as an opportunity to refresh their approach to implementing the Plan on their clients' farms, and benefit from assistance with data interpretation and selection of Plan priorities.

Delegates will be expected to bring a herd case example, including clinical mastitis and cell count data as well as bacteriology if available, a mastitis control 'ePlan' and prepare a short informal presentation.

Run by Taurus CPD, this course costs £200.00 + VAT.

For registered AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers, this course can be selected as one of your CPD training days included in the cost of your individual or practice subscription.

This course counts as the 'Day 2' to complete training for delivery of the AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan.

For further details and to book, please contact Taurus CPD on TaurusCPD@qmms.co.uk 

 

Tuesday, 5th November 2019
Pre-Conference Course, British Mastitis Conference, Sixways Stadium, Worcester Rugby Club, Warriors Way, Worcester WR3 8ZE

Tutors:  Dr James Breen, Prof Martin Green

This day is designed for veterinary surgeons and consultants to bring herd mastitis 'cases' for group discussion and gain specialist advice. The day is also designed for new Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers who need to complete their training (previously attended a training 'Day 1' but have yet to attend the second day). Finally, existing Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers will find this day useful as an opportunity to refresh their approach to implementing the Plan on their clients' farms, and benefit from assistance with data interpretation and selection of Plan priorities.

Delegates are invited to bring herd data for discussion, including clinical mastitis, cell count data and/or bacteriology.

This workshop is run by the British Mastitis Conference. For further details see http://www.britishmastitisconference.org.uk/Workshop.html

For registered AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers, this course can be selected as one of your CPD training days included in the cost of your individual or practice subscription.

This course counts as the 'Day 2' to complete training for delivery of the AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan. 

To book, please contact Brian Pocknee on bmc@thedairygroup.co.uk

 

Wednesday, 6th November 2019

Sixways Stadium, Worcester Rugby Club, Warriors Way, Worcester WR3 8ZE

The British Mastitis Conference offers all those interested in mastitis control an opportunity to hear talks on a range of mastitis-related subjects, and will include current research, 'hot topics' and AHDB Mastitis Control Plan information.

Plan Deliverers who have subscribed to the AHDB Mastitis Control Plan scheme for 2019 are entitled to 25% off the conference fee - please check your subscription for details.

For more details regarding the conference program please visit http://britishmastitisconference.org.uk/ and to book, please contact Brian Pocknee on bmc@thedairygroup.co.uk

 

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Quality Milk Management Services Ltd, Cedar Barn, Easton, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1DU

Tutors:  Dr James Breen, Prof Andrew Bradley

This course is aimed at more recent graduates and younger members of the practice team, as well as more experienced veterinary surgeons and consultants who wish to review and consolidate their knowledge around areas of bovine mastitis and its control. This course will review key concepts in mastitis epidemiology and aetiology, illustrated with examples. Diagnostics and treatment are summarised for both lactation and at drying-off, including selective dry cow therapy. Finally, key areas of control are discussed, with a focus on the management of the environment in dairy herds.

Run by Taurus CPD, this course costs £200.00 + VAT.

For registered AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers, this course can be selected as one of your CPD training days included in the cost of your individual or practice subscription.

For further details and to book, please contact Taurus CPD on TaurusCPD@qmms.co.uk