Paul Wood

  • Webinar recorded on Wed 3rd May, 2017
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Problems Associated with Pregnancy and Parturition by Paul wood. This talk will cover many of the common problems associated with pregnancy and parturition in cattle. It will follow a chronological order from conception to calving. We will discuss common causes of pregnancy failure and early pregnancy loss as well as the potential outcomes of these. We will consider specific conditions of pregnancy such as hydrops and vaginal prolapses and the current ideas regarding treatment and prognosis. We will then move on to the problems associated with parturition including uterine torsion, dystocia and describe methods to correct these.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to identify the common causes of pregnancy failure and loss
  2. Be able to differentiate between types of hydrops and the treatment for these conditions
  3. Identify and understand the approach to vaginal prolapses and their correction
  4. Be able to identify the common causes of dystocia and their aetiologies
  5. Understand the methods and approach to correcting dystocia

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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