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Our training addresses relevant animal health issues on farm, delivered in a practical manner by veterinary experts. You can access our training 24/7 and learn on the go with our mobile friendly bite-sized modules

FREE online training for farmers

Reliable, practical and relevant advice on animal health and welfare issues

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Make better decisions for better results on farm

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Meet Our Expert Trainers

Our modules are delivered by veterinary experts who are dedicated to addressing the animal health training needs of livestock farmers in Ireland

Conor Geraghty

Conor is a native of Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, graduated with an MVB from University College Dublin in 1999. Following terms in both large

animal and equine practice in the midlands and west of IrelandConor is principal of Geraghty & Neary Veterinary, a three-person large animal/equine practice in east Galway. His specific veterinary interests include herd health, reproductive efficiency in beef and dairy cattle and knowledge transfer. He graduated from UCDs Dairy Herd Health in 2016. Conor is also a long-standing member of Veterinary Ireland. He has served on the CAVI (Cattle Association of Veterinary Ireland) committee since 2011 and has been Chair for the past two years. He is currently Chair of the Food Animal Group of Veterinary Ireland. He is an active member of a number of working groups within the organisation including the BVD Implementation Group. Conor manages a successful beef herd and breeds Belgian Blue cattle in his spare time.
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Donal Lynch

Donal is originally from Dublin and is now based and working in Tullamore. He qualified as a vet in UCD in 2000. He is past President

of Veterinary Ireland and past Chairperson of the Food Animal Group of Veterinary Ireland Since qualification, he has worked in mixed general practice with particular emphasis in cattle health and production. Prior to qualifying as a vet, he spent time working in the agricultural sector on a large progressive dairy herd. Donal maintains a keen interest in all veterinary and agricultural matters. Donal is a member of the IBR Technical Working Group and one of the Veterinary Ireland representative on the BVD Implementation Group.
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Ger Cusack

Ger graduated from UCD Vet College in 1982 and is a practising vet partner in Comeragh Veterinary, a mixed, mainly dairy cattle practice,

based in Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford.
.  Completing the Certificate in Dairy Herd Health in 2015 revived Ger’s interest in Bovine Preventive Medicine. The management and control of Bovine Lameness is a field of particular interest to Ger and he has delivered many courses to both vets and farmers on this and related topics.
Ger is an elected member of the Veterinary Council of Ireland, the statutory body that is responsible for the regulation of the veterinary profession in Ireland Member of the Animal Health Ireland Lameness Technical Working Group.
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Kieran O’Mahony

Kieran graduated from UCD in 1998. Originally from Cork, he began his veterinary career in Glen Veterinary, Tipperary Town in August 1998 and

has worked there ever since. Kieran has a particular interest in Dairy Herd Health and Reproduction. Glen Veterinary has a 7 vet team.
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Coccidiosis: Prevent Calf Losses on your Farm

Learn more about the measures you can take to reduce incidents of Coccidiosis this spring. Course includes:

  • What is Coccidiosis?
  • Coccidiosis Life Cycle
  • Symptoms
  • Economic Impact, and risk factors
  • Treatment, prevention, and disinfection

The Essentials of Good Medicine Management on Farm

Gain a deeper understanding of best practice in the safe use of veterinary medicines on the farm, includes;

  • Vaccine regulations
  • Correct use of vaccines, anthelmintics and antibiotics
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Accurate record keeping

Pneumonia: Reduce The Financial Impact In Your Herd This Winter

We consider best practice tips to help reduce pneumonia outbreaks, includes;

  • The financial impact
  • Identifying the clinical signs
  • Ventilation & housing
  • Vaccinations and effective treatments options

Best Practice in Drying Off Cows

We discuss best practice when drying off cows. Course includes:

  • Selection criteria
  • Step by step guide to techniques & equipment used
  • Key principles of selective dry cow therapy

Lameness: Reduce the Incidents In Your Herd

We look at the steps you can take to reduce the losses associated with lameness, includes;

  • Lameness Costs
  • The most common lameness conditions affecting the foot
  • Hoof pairing and hoof care
  • Hygiene, housing, Roadways and collecting yards

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See what our trainees have to say about the training XLVets Skillnet deliver

The training was very well done. The trainers were very clear explaining each topic, there was no jargon. The practical demonstration from the vets was excellent. They showed a better way of doing things that I certainly apply to my own farm. The training was easy to access and I could log in on my mobile when out on the farm. I have completed all 4 modules and look forward to watching more.

Donal FlynnRoscommon

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