• Webinar recorded on Wed 4th October, 2017
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This talk will focus on two commonly occurring clinical scenarios that the farm vet may face; performing a Foetotomy and Treatment of Uterine Prolapses. We will discuss the aetiology of these conditions, the decision making process preceding interventions and the potential outcomes and sequelae.


We will explain how to assess the viability of the calf and the anaesthesia and equipment required to perform the procedure. We will discuss the different approaches to foetotoomy, from simple single step procedures to a systematic total foetotomy. We will discuss appropriate medical therapies as an adjunct to foetotomy and identify potential complications that may occur.

Treatment of Uterine Prolapses.

We will discuss common approaches to the correction of uterine prolapses and the evidence available for variations in method. We will consider the potential complications following correction and the sequelae that may be observed.

Paul graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2005 and spent 18 months working in mixed practice across Herts, Beds and Bucks. He then moved around doing small animal and exotic animal locum positions before starting a yearlong MSc in Wild Animal Health with ZSL London. After completing this degree he returned to the RVC as a Farm animal clinician working in both the ambulatory and referral practices. During this time he completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Education as well as being heavily involved in all aspects of the RVC curriculum. After three years at the RVC Paul had a brief foray into industry, providing maternity cover as an Area Veterinary Manager for Pfizer Animal Health. In 2012 he joined the farm department at the University of Cambridge and alongside a significant teaching role developed the ambulatory, referral and consultancy services. During his time here he achieved his Diploma in Veterinary Education. In October 2016 Paul moved to the Farm Practice at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh as a Lecturer in Farm Animal Practice and Principal Clinician. Paul’s interests lay in Fertility and Obstetrics, Individual and Smallholder farm animal medicine, surgery and management, Veterinary Education and Student Support.

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