How to approach animal health issues on organic farms

Key Information

CPD Hours: 2 hours

Course Length: Two hours

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • Different policies on antibiotic usage
  • Mastitis
  • Calf diseases
  • Preventive medicine
  • Parasite control
  • Trace element deficiencies
About this course

Are you meeting your organic clients’ needs and helping them to ensure animal welfare?

Organic farms require a preventive approach on dealing with health issues. This webinar will help you understand organic principles and standards and give an overview of the organic market. A variety of health issues in cattle and sheep will be covered and potential approaches for responsible veterinary care within the organic regulations discussed. Areas covered will include mastitis, calf diseases, parasite control and trace element deficiencies.

Why do this course?
You will become familiar with the underlying principles of organic livestock farming and will have a working knowledge of the standards. You will be more confident in applying this knowledge to approach common health issues within organic standards.

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. They are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a CPD certificate.
Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).


Peter Plate, MRCVS
Lecturer in Livestock Veterinary Extension Services
The Royal Veterinary College