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Webinar - Fertility management in block calved dairy herds: What to do when the routine isn’t routine

Fertility management in block calved dairy herds: What to do when the routine isn’t routine.

Tuesday 17th September 2019, 8-9pm

Presented by Dave Gilbert


Whilst fertility is intrinsically vital in block calving systems, the needs of these herds differ from the classic all-year-round unit. This webinar will provide an overview to the key drivers and targets for block calving dairy herds along with strategies to better engage with these farms in order to provide a more tailored service.

This is a FREE webinar for BCVA members and will be broadcast on TUESDAY 17th September from 8-9pm and will be presented by Dave Gilbert BVetMed MRCVS.

Dave Gilbert has worked as a vet and advisor in the dairy sector since 2005. Graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2005 he moved straight to a dedicated farm animal practice in Sussex. After working for a number of farm animal practices in southern England and a period in industry as a technical manager for a global pharmaceutical company, he settled in Shropshire in 2011.  In 2017 he founded Horizon Dairy Vets, a dedicated dairy practice, where he focuses on large herd management particularly working with a number of grass-based herds. He currently splits his time between the practice, consultancy roles and Harper Adams university where he is a senior lecturer.

Following the webinar, you will able to:

  • Understand the importance of fertility management in block calving herds
  • Identify key targets and KPIs for block systems
  • Develop a tailored service for block calving dairy herds

Register for this Webinar now at:

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:

PC-Based attendees - Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees - Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees - iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

We look forward to 'seeing' you there! The Webinar counts as 1 hour of CPD and a CPD certificate will be available to download after attending the webinar.


Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. After clicking on the link within this invitation, you will be invited to register for the webinar and will be given a unique log-in to access the live webinar at the time. You should enter your BCVA membership number where indicated. By enrolling for the free webinar you are giving permission for BCVA office staff to later verify your membership status. Some individuals may be contacted directly by BCVA office in order to do so. The webinar is also available to purchase by non-members for £40.

17th Sep 2019 - 17th Sep 2019
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