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Handling difficult horses

Equine Behaviour Modification Techniques

On the 25th and 26th November 2014 The Horse Trust will be running two new, one day CPD courses for equine veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses on equine behaviour modification techniques. Practitioners can enhance their skills in handling difficult horses using the objective, evidence-based principles of equitation science.

The course will review equine ethology and learning theory and explain how these principles can be used to address behavioural problems commonly encountered in practice, for example when handling needle/clipper shy horses or horses that won’t go into stocks/vehicles. The 2013 BEVA accident survey highlighted the high occurrence of accidents affecting equine veterinary practitioners and the need for training in methods that can be employed to help maintain safety when working with horses. Delegates completing the course will be able to apply effective, humane handling techniques that can be used in any setting.

Veterinary surgeons and nurses interested in reading more about the course can do so here.

Course details for Veterinary surgeons can be downloaded from here.

Course details for Veterinary nurses  can be downloaded from here.

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