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Equine Grass Sickness CPD

Free resources and registration for a CPD course that explores all aspects of the often-fatal disease, Equine Grass Sickness (EGS).

 The University of Edinburgh and the Equine Grass Sickness Fund have launched free resources and a continuing professional development (CPD) online course.

You can explore an introduction to equine grass sickness (below), which is free of charge, or register for the CPD course, which 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. 

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Introduction to equine grass sickness (free resources)

You can access and explore the following:


Video: Equine Grass Sickness - Overview
Equine grass sickness - an overview


CPD Course (registration required)

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.

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.

Once registered you will be notified of your username and password for accessing the course within 3 working days.


Register now