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Diary of Events

Workshops and courses which are available as CPD training opportunities as part of Mastitis Control Plan membership are listed on this page.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the courses scheduled for the next few months will be held on-line. Our on-line courses have proved highly successful so far.

 

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

 

Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th March 2021

1pm - 5pm each day. Both sessions must be attended

ONLINE

The course introduces the concepts and research behind the AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan, which was published in peer review in 2007, before being rolled out as a national scheme in 2009. Prospective Plan Deliverers will work through the stages of making a herd diagnosis, based on mastitis and cell count records, before using the ePlan software to identify relevant control priorities, using information gathered from a farm assessment. Several herd examples will be used to illustrate the approach and time will be made for discussion of topics including marketing the Plan in your practice, communicating change and reducing antibiotic use in dairy herds.

The course is aimed at vets and consultants who wish to become registered AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan Deliverers.

Cost of course £200 + VAT. The cost may be covered by remaining CPD allocation for delegates from a Practice currently subscribing to the DMCP

For further details, download a brochure, contact Katharine Leach on 01749 871171, or email dmcp@qmms.co.uk 

PLEASE NOTE: To qualify as a full Plan Deliverer, delegates must subsequently subscribe to the Mastitis Control Plan and attend a second day of training.

Wednesday 14th April 2021
Online

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, the cost of this course is £160 +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 download a brochure or contact Taurus CPD on 01749 871171 or TaurusCPD@qmms.co.uk   

 

Wednesday, 19th May 2021
Online

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.

The cost of this course is £200 + 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 information and to book, download a brochure, or contact Katharine Leach 01749 871171 or email dmcp@qmms.co.uk 

 

 

 

Tuesday 1st and Thursday 3rd June 2021

1pm - 5pm each day. Both sessions must be attended

ONLINE

The course introduces the concepts and research behind the AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan, which was published in peer review in 2007, before being rolled out as a national scheme in 2009. Prospective Plan Deliverers will work through the stages of making a herd diagnosis, based on mastitis and cell count records, before using the ePlan software to identify relevant control priorities, using information gathered from a farm assessment. Several herd examples will be used to illustrate the approach and time will be made for discussion of topics including marketing the Plan in your practice, communicating change and reducing antibiotic use in dairy herds.

with further details.

The course is aimed at vets and consultants who wish to become registered AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan Deliverer.

Cost of course £200 + VAT. The cost can be covered by CPD allocation for those subscribing to the DMCP

For further details, and to book, download a brochure, contact Katharine Leach on 01749 871171 or email dmcp@qmms.co.uk 

PLEASE NOTE: To qualify as a full Plan Deliverer, delegates must subsequently subscribe to the Mastitis Control Plan and attend a second day of training.

Wednesday 7th July 2021 - ONLINE

This course revises the basic principles that underpin therapeutics in mastitis control and looks in detail at the science and research behind the use of intramammary therapy, systemic therapy, dry cow therapy, NSAIDs and vaccination. Pharmacology will be revised and will be followed by real herd data and research papers to illustrate concepts and promote interactive discussion. The latest information on predicting treatment outcomes will be presented.

This course is run by Taurus CPD and costs £160 + 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, download a brochure, contact Taurus CPD on 01749 871171 or email TaurusCPD@qmms.co.uk