James Russell

  • Webinar recorded on Wed 9th January, 2013
  • 1 hours 15 mins
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If you find yourself faced with occasional farm animal crises and would like to improve the service you offer to your farmers in that situation then this webinar is aimed at you.

The presentation will address the key questions facing a practitioner as they are called to the unspecified ‘down cow’. It will focus on how to triage these patients in terms of categorising the pathology type, treatment options and when to advise investigations and modifications on a herd rather than individual cow basis.

It should ensure that any practitioner can be confident in approaching any such emergency knowing that they can leave the animal appropriately treated and the stockperson adequately advised on the prognosis, diagnosis and the implications for the herd.

James graduated from the RVC in 2002 and works in a mixed practice, becoming a director of Derbyshire Veterinary Services in 2011. He gained a post graduate diploma in Production animal medicine in 2006, pursuing his interest in preventative herd health. James has worked as a Johnes disease consultant for My Healthy Herd promoting better understanding and control of this disease at a farmer level. He is a founding director of VetCo, a company with the aim of collaboratively enhancing the future of farm animal practice.

James has a keen interest in the position of the Veterinary profession in society and as such sits as an independent member of the BVA Veterinary Policy Group as well as being elected two yeasr ago as the East Midlands Council member.

He lives in Uttoxeter with his wife and three daughters and enjoys pretty much any sport, but is finding it harder and harder to continue supporting his childhood club of Liverpool FC!



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