Vets keen to improve their ability to engage more productively with their sheep farmer clients and update their understanding of flock economics can now attend a series of free fortnightly webinars over the early summer.

Hosted by Sheep Veterinary Society and Flock Health Clubs, the five 45-minute CPD sessions entitled ‘Sheep Vets - Fit for the Future’ are being presented by well-respected industry leaders, vets and sheep farmers on Tuesday evenings during May, June and July.

“We are optimistic about the future for the UK sheep industry, but to grasp the opportunities farmers need proactive vets who can demonstrate an added value approach. As vets we must think more holistically about the challenges sheep farmers face and that means optimising our understanding of how flock health issues, soil and grassland management, and environmental factors all link together with the economics. This webinar programme aims to help keen sheep vets consider how they can best engage with their sheep farmer clients,” explained organiser of the webinar series, Dr Fiona Lovatt from Flock Health Limited.

The first webinar, sponsored by MSD Animal Health and held on 12th May, was attended by more than 100 delegates. It highlighted the current state of the UK sheep industry and what the future 10 years might look like. This is now available as a recording.

Future topics include how to improve engagement with sheep farmers (26th May), how vets can best ensure successful lamb growth (9th June), understanding sheep farming economics (23rd June) and exploring the veterinary possibilities arising from different sources of flock data (7th July). Watch live at 7.30pm or catch up later with the recording.

Register for free by visiting www.sheepvetsoc.org.uk or www.flockhealth.co.uk

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