Smallholder pigs for vets in practice

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
  • Legalities of keeping pigs: vet and owner responsibility, including movement laws
  • Therapies licensed and commonly used in pigs, and practical ways to apply them
  • How to spot notifiable diseases
  • Case based scenarios on:
  • - Skin disease
  • - Lameness
  • - Reproductive disorders
  • - Neonatal care and disease
  • - Common systemic diseases
About this course

Pigs as pets! Are you prepared?

There are now significant numbers of pigs kept as pets in the UK, with owners wishing to seek veterinary advice and help as they would other pets. This webinar is for clinicians from a range of practice backgrounds who wish to feel confident in tackling non-commercial pig cases, and want to be able to advise owners of treatment options, prognosis and prevention of the most common problems encountered in general practice with pigs (of all sizes). It will help vets ensure that clients with pigs  registered at the practice are aware of the legalities of keeping them and the records needed, especially with regard to pig movements.

Why do this course?
You will develop greater confidence in diagnosing and treating pet pigs as well as better awareness of the legalities of keeping pigs so you can provide a better service to your clients.

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. Priced at £35 for a 2 hour webinar 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 certificate for 2 CPD hours. 

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).


James Adams, BVSc FHEA MRCVS