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Summer Vetnomics Residential

The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to genetics and genomics in animal breeding and their use in practice. Vets are key players in the business of animal breeding and represent an important interface with farmers.
This course aims to guide trained vets through a refresher in basic genetics to the latest developments in genotyping and sequencing, from the importance of phenotyping to the best assessment and management of animals based on their genetic merit. Through this interdisciplinary approach we hope to share important messages from animal genetics research, give confidence in emerging technologies and refresh and inform vets as to the underlying mechanisms of genetic progress for data interpretation and discussion with farmers. This course will provide an opportunity for the acquisition of CPD points as part of the requirement for vets to continue to improve and broaden their skills. This course is suitable for practising vets, their clients, interested farmers, retailers, genomic services providers and breeding companies. Discussion workshops and practical sessions will be included.

Course Content:

  • Basic genetics
  • Heritability and genetic parameters
  • Selective breeding in livestock
  • Theory of genotyping and sequencing
  • Practicalities of genotyping and sequencing
  • Estimating EBVs
  • The importance of phenotype recording
  • Difficult to measure phenotypes
  • Disease traits
  • Genomics in Practice: Dairy; Beef; Sheep; Goats; Pigs; Poultry; Crossbreeding
  • Further uses of genomics in livestock
  • Genetic services in the dairy industry

To find out more and to book please click here.
19 & 20 June 2018

Norton House Hotel
EH28 8LX

The course starts at 9.30 on Day One and will finish at 17:00 on Day Two.

Price: £1,680.00 inc VAT (£1,400.00 net)
(Price includes lunch and refreshments, gin tasting, dinner and accommodation on Day 1).