The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Equine Grass Sickness CPD

This CPD course explores all aspects of the often-fatal disease, Equine Grass Sickness (EGS).

Horse on grass

The University of Edinburgh and the Equine Grass Sickness Fund are launching a continuing professional development (CPD) online course during the summer of 2021.

This course explores all aspects of the often-fatal disease, equine grass sickness. An understanding of the aetiology, epidemiology and difficulties with veterinary diagnosis gives newly qualified veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and horse owners alike, an understanding of disease development. 

The nursing of chronic cases also has its challenges and the course gives information on nursing horses in the equine hospital environment and tips for nursing and ongoing rehabilitation of a horse at home. 

There are some risk factors for the disease that have been identified, which may help reduce the risk of the disease occurring, until the elusive cause is found. The course can be undertaken at your own pace and includes lectures with audio recording, videos, a reading list containing peer reviewed open access journal articles and voluntary self-test quizzes. Information on how you can get involved with future research is also included; together we will seek the cause and reduce the risk of EGS.

 

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There are some risk factors for the disease that have been identified, which may help reduce the risk of the disease occurring, until the elusive cause is found.  You must be 18+ years to be able to access the course.  The course can be undertaken at your own pace and includes lectures with audio record.

This course will start on 1st November 2021 and you will receive your welcome pack one week before