Beef Production Medicine - Distance Education
Add-value to your services by using evidence-based approaches to cattle medicine and production problems that increase your client’s bottom line.
By appreciating the implications of individual animal diagnoses for herd health, critically evaluating disease management practices and assessing the financial effects of disease management recommendations, you can improve your client's bottom line.
Develop a systematic, evidence-based approach to dyspnoea, ill-thrift, reduced weaning rates, gait abnormalities and sudden death and use epidemiological and financial analytical tools to evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of control measures. You'll become indispensable to your clients.
Outstanding tutor who helped me whenever needed.
Clayton Knight, QLD
By successfully completing this course, you will:
- Describe the principles of herd health to colleagues and clients
- Develop the skills to work-up common primary presenting complaints in individual animals and herds
- Be able to use epidemiological tools to assess the impact of disease, as well as interventional and management strategies, on herd heath
- Develop your ability to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of preventative and control measures
- Develop an evidence-based approach to disease management practices
- Understand the pace of change in beef cattle medicine and know where to source the latest information and protocols.
- Epidemiology and agricultural Economics
- Ill thrift 1
- Ill thrift 2
- Ill thrift 3
- Failure to wean a calf 1
- Failure to wean a calf 2
- Failure to wean a calf 3
- Gait abnormalities
- Sudden death
This distance education course includes an optional 3-day practical workshop in Cowra. Dates to be confirmed.
What is Distance Education?
Premium, intensive online veterinary CPD
All CVE Distance Education (DE) programs are mentored by leading veterinary experts who will provide individual feedback and advice on completion of each monthly module. Each module may include written content, technique videos, self-reflections, quizzes and online submission of monthly assignments.
Maximise the opportunity to expand and consolidate your learning by participating in the tutor moderated group discussion forum and attending the optional 3-day practical workshop.
Who should enrol?
This course is designed for qualified veterinarians.
Allied industry professionals with a special interest in the topic may apply to join this course. Enrollment is at the discretion of the tutors. Please contact the CVE for more information.
Pay as you learn
Choosing your DE course is a big commitment, so there’s no need to add further stress by paying your course up front. To pay as you learn, you will need a AU$1,000 deposit to secure your place, followed by 50% of the total course fee 10 days prior to course commencement date. We’ll arrange simple monthly direct debits from your credit card over 3 or 6 months.
Note: Payment Plan will incur an additional AU$250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.
BSc BVSc (Hons) MVSt MAgribus PhD MACVSc
Paul is a consultant cattle veterinarian, ruminant nutritionist, and beef producer with post-graduate training in the intensive and extensive ruminant industries. His post-graduate training covers the disciplines of nutrition, health programs, reproduction, epidemiology, production and financial management and meat science. He completed his PhD on the interaction between nutrition and health in feedlot cattle in 2007. Over the last 15 years Paul has held various positions within the livestock and veterinary industry. Paul has lectured at Queensland, Sydney and at Charles Sturt University from 2007, where he is an adjunct Associate Professor. He also serves as Head Examiner in Beef Cattle Medicine and Production for the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. He is currently the director of Australian Livestock Production Services, which consults on intensive and extensive cattle and lamb enterprises throughout the eastern states of Australia, as well as being owner/manager of a cattle trading enterprise. He is has written two distance education courses for the CVE, the long running Ruminant Nutrition course and the more recent Beef Production Medicine course.