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Ram CPD for Vet events

A day of CPD for sheep vets who are wanting to learn more about the pre-breeding soundness examination (PBSE) of rams and understand the recently updated Sheep Veterinary Society guidelines. 

Each event will be a highly practical day, run by two experienced sheep veterinary practitioners, Matt Colston and Fiona Lovatt.  Last year’s event proved very popular and had excellent feedback from the delegates who appreciated the practical hands-on approach.    Each event will run from 09.30 to 16.00 and will be restricted to 12 delegates.

Ledbury - Tuesday 26th July - AB Europe, Aubreys Farm, Albright Lane, Bromesberrow, Ledbury, HR8 1RZ

Edinburgh - Monday 1st August - AB Europe, East Mains, Ormiston, East Lothian, EH35 5NG

Cost for the day event £270 for SVS members (£350 for non-members)

09.30 – 10.00

Registration & refreshments


12.00 – 13.00


10.00 – 10.40

Theory:   Ram condition.  When and how to undertake ram pre-breeding examinations.  When to collect semen.

13.00 – 13.30

Theory: Semen handling and assessment.

10.45 – 11.30

Practical: Physical examination, what is normal/abnormal? Recording results.

13.30 – 15.30

Practical: Semen collection (artificial vagina and electro-ejaculation) and semen handling/laboratory assessment.

11.30 – 12.00

Theory:  Semen collection, by artificial vagina and electro-ejaculation.

15.30 – 16.00

Theory: Interpreting and reporting results.

Concluding discussion.

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Our Aim

“To promote the prevention
of disease and the welfare of
sheep by providing a forum
for discussion, distribution of
research results and provision
of advice on veterinary
matters relating to sheep”

Contact the Society

Sheep Veterinary Society,
SVS Secretariat,
Moredun Research Institute,
Pentlands Science Park,
Bush Loan, Penicuik,
Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Tel: +44 131 445 5111
Fax: +44 131 445 6235

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