Calving Course

Practical Calving Course

Join us on july 17th for the for our next course


New born calf

Why choose this course?

A combination of practical and theory for candidates to learn how best to manage their calving and gives them the confidence to know when to intervene, how to manipulate calves and when to call for help.

We know that calving is high risk time for cows. How to look after, identify causes of a cow becoming ‘down’.

We teach how to treat, care and hopefully prevent.


Key learning objectives:

  • Learn when and how to intervene with the calving co
  • Learn how to assist a calving cow being able to identify common malpresentation and how to manage them
  • Learn how to identify common risk factors/causes of down cows
  • Learn how to treat down cows
  • Learn how to prevent cows going down
  • Understand when to call a vet

Course Topics Covered: 

  • The cows at calving
  • Stages of calving
  • Preparation is key
  • Basic examination
  • When things go ‘Teats up”
  • Post calving care


Who leads the course –

Our courses are Vet led. For more information about either of the course trainers, click their image.

Bibby and Anna are experienced Calving trainers

“This course encompasss a combination of theory and practical sessions designed to empower farmers to manage calving cows and downed animals with confidence.” – Bibby Thomas

Course Duration:
1 day (5hrs)

Course Format (e.g. in-person, online, hybrid):
In person

Course location:
Shepton Vets Shepton Veterinary Group Limited Allyn Saxon Drive Shepton Mallet BA4 5QH

Delegates must be 16 or over to attend this course. We limit places to 6 on this course. Booking early is recommended

To bring
Please wear appropriate seasonal clothing.

Is lunch included?
A cold buffet lunch is included 

Dietary requirements needed?
Please contact the farm office if you have any dietary requirements, we should be aware of

£150 + VAT per person
A £100 deposit will be payable upon booking. The balance will be due before the course start date

Payment options:
Please call the farm office directly. Please call the office to make a payment 

Cancellation policies:
Cancellations up to 7 days before the course will result in a refund. Please contact the office if you need to cancel


If you have any questions, please email or call 01749 341 761

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