Medicines Bitesize - Online Workshops

These are 6 separate but complementary courses. You are encouraged to book on all 6 but this is not essential. Courses will run from 2pm to 4pm.

About the speaker – Jude Roberts

jrmb23Jude qualified from Edinburgh vet school in 2003 and spent ten years in predominantly farm animal practice whilst undertaking her Certificate in Cattle Health and Production and PhD in mastitis detection methods. She then moved to work within the pharmaceutical industry whilst continuing to teach as an Associate Lecturer at Cambridge University. Jude is now a Veterinary Consultant at Map of Ag and provides farmer and veterinary support in all aspects of herd health and preventative medicine.


These workshops will provide case based discussions about medicine usage to include antibiotic classification and justification, withdrawal periods, cascade use and medicine use under red tractor standards, high health status and organic herds.

  • Mastitis (8th May) – lactating cow treatment: intramammaries – options, for how long, how often. Use of NSAIDs, use of systemic antibiotics and other alternative approaches
  • Mastitis (15th May) - dry cow treatments: dry cow antibiotics, selective dry cow therapy and use of internal teat sealants
  • Fertility (22nd May) - treatment options available: including hormones - choice and how to use, synchronisation and treatment of fertility disorders
  • BRD (26th June) – choosing an antibiotic, justification of a category C product, when does second line become first line, metaphylaxis
  • Scouring animal (3rd July) – calves and cows what can be given, when may antibiotics be appropriate, use of NSAIDs
  • The sick cow (10th July) – treatment regime without a diagnosis, on label versus cascade, “miscellaneous” products that may be in the dispensary

Each workshop will have a short presentation about the medicine requirements in each subject area, the red tractor standards and the available products with any relevant detail. There will then be an opportunity for questions and discussion before the real case example to facilitate discussions within the group about options for treatment.

Medicines Bitesize - Online Workshops


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