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Mineral Masterclass: Getting the balance right in herd/flock management  - online

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  • Webinar one - Tuesday 4 May, 7 - 8pm
  • Webinar two - Tuesday 11 May, 7 - 8pm
  • Webinar three - Tuesday 18 May, 7 - 8pm
  • Workshop - 24 - 26 May 2021
Speakers Andrea Clarkson and Nigel Kendall
Location Online via Microsoft Teams
Cost Free
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This free course will combine a series of lecture-based webinars.

The first webinar will provide an introduction to mineral nutrition in ruminants and discuss mineral function and importance as well as the factors which influence mineral requirement.

The second webinar will give examples of mineral interactions in practice, discuss ways to determine mineral problems, conduct a mineral audit and interpret the data.

The third webinar will discuss how to determine the risk of mineral problems, how to take corrective action and how to monitor and assess supplementation strategies. Webinars will take a more traditional format with a presentation and opportunity for Q&A.

As part of the programme you will be also invited to take part in a workshop using a case study to practise and develop their skills of mineral audit, assessment of risk and diagnosis of mineral imbalance, development of ongoing strategies for longer-term solutions. The workshop will be in a relaxed format with small group work and a strong emphasis on delegate participation. Workshops will also be tailored to areas of interest and background to give practical benefit.

Learning objectives

  • Describe how to conduct a mineral audit on farm
  • Interpret the data and assess the risk of mineral imbalance
  • Decide on appropriate action to remedy given mineral imbalances
  • Plan a monitoring programme to ensure continued mineral balance

Required delegate attributes

This course is aimed at veterinary practitioners of all levels of experience who would like to learn more about mineral nutrition in ruminant livestock. This CPD is also suitable for cattle and sheep farmers with an interest in mineral nutrition.

Webinar topics and dates

Please register for each webinar you'd like to attend by registering via the relevant form below.

Available webinars
TitleNumber of placesDate and time
Introduction to minerals: key mineral function and importance, factors influencing requirement 100 Tuesday 4 May, 7 - 8pm
Identifying problems; mineral interactions, determining mineral problems, mineral audit process, interpreting sample data 100 Tuesday 11 May, 7 - 8pm
Taking action; determining risk of imbalance, taking corrective action and how to monitor and assess supplementation strategy 100 Tuesday 18 May, 7 - 8pm
Case study workshop; to learn and develop, mineral audit skills, assessing risk and diagnosing mineral imbalances, developing suitable remedial actions for problems and developing ongoing strategies for longer-term solutions  100 24 - 26 May 


Veterinary CPD Education Centre

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

0115 951 6647

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