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This course will provide in-depth study dedicated to cattle lameness, investigation control treatment and prevention strategies.
On this course you will advance your knowledge and skills related to:
Cattle lameness is one of the MVM courses for postgraduate veterinarians which is taught online via distance learning and led by a recognised international expert in the field.
The course is supported by the latest research, reviews and case material to challenge veterinarians with in-depth, relevant continuing education. Course materials include a printed guide to your reading and assessment which integrates online learning activities such as discussions, quizzes, lessons, library searches, critical evaluation and exercises for self-assessment with reading materials and personal study tasks.
Highlights of the cattle lameness course include: Team teaching to deliver both an informed approach to herd level lameness investigation and clinical care of the individual lame cow, hands-on sessions at the contact course.
Richard qualified from RVC London and spent a year as farm animal intern before going into mixed mainly large animal practice in rural UK. Returning to London as Resident in Farm Animal Medicine and Pathology, he completed a PhD before joining ADAS Bridgets as a senior researcher, where he undertook research into all aspects of dairy cattle lameness, particularly the treatment and control of digital dermatitis, and the aetiology and pathogenesis of claw horn disease. He then worked for the Scottish Agricultural College as a disease surveillance centre manager and a veterinary consultant before moving to New Zealand to join Massey University, where he is now Associate Professor in production animal medicine. Richard’s research interests include all aspects of cattle health and welfare. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 32 of these are on lameness.
Kristina graduated from Munich in Germany and spent 3 years completing her Doctorate in Bologna/ Italy and Munich, before taking on a full-time position as clinical veterinarian at the Clinic for Ruminants at the Centre for Clinical Veterinary Medicine in Munich. During the next four years she specialised in individual cattle lameness and orthopaedics, and completed a residency with the European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM). She is currently employed as a clinical veterinarian at the Farm Services team of the IVABS at Massey University. Her special interests include all things related to cattle lameness, welfare, and surgery.
In-depth part-time study 24 teaching weeks spread over a 7-8 month period
Learning materials and facilities
The fees for each 15-credit course in 2017 are NZ$6360. Hover over the fee to view it in your currency. Note: fees are revised annually.
*Please note, all prices are approximate based on recent exchange rates and are quoted excluding Goods and Services Tax. Additional non-tuition fees also apply which vary from approx NZ$195-400.
Fees for domestic students are subsidised by the NZ government. See fees information for domestic students.
There will be a 3 day on-campus workshop held at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. This will build on the knowledge you’ve gained on the course through small group teaching, practical sessions and discussions of experiences in your own practice.
The contact workshop is an opportunity for face-to-face time with your class and lecturer. Together you can build on the knowledge you’ve gained on the course through small group teaching, practical sessions and discussions of experiences in your own practice. The new format also provides a great opportunity for you to meet students and staff from other courses within the MVM programme by combining with them for some sessions.
For the best contact workshop experience we recommend that you attend in person. While attendance is highly-recommended it is not compulsory in order to pass the course. If you can’t make it in person you will be able to join some (non-practical) sessions live via the internet (we endeavour to record these sessions for review, but are unable to guarantee the quality of the recording).
|Enrolments open||1 October 2016|
|Course start||17 July 2017|
|Exam period||13 - 18 February 2018|
|Course end||18 February 2018|
*Please note: You can still apply for enrolment after the due dates above.
Places cannot be assured after these due dates; but late applications will be considered as long as remaining places are available.
If you have any questions please check with the MVM office to see if you can still enrol.
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Last updated on Tuesday 31 January 2017