Bimeda launches online Nutrition Academy

Bimeda UK has launched an online Nutrition Academy, which this year will focus on the important role of trace element nutrition in the health, fertility and productivity of ruminants.

The Nutrition Academy launch follows on from Bimeda’s successful Sheep Scab Academy, which saw 250 SQPs, veterinarians and other animal health professionals complete accredited modules related to best practice for sheep scab prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

The Nutrition Academy will consist of three AMTRA-accredited modules which will be launched during 2021. Those who successfully complete all three modules will receive certification from Bimeda, as well as some exclusive branded goodies.

The first module in the trio is titled Bimeda Trace Elements in Dairy Cow Fertility & Pregnancy and is available now on Bimeda’s e-learning portal, which is located HERE.

The module has been accredited with nine AMTRA points and also accounts for one hour and 15 minutes of CPD.

In the coming months, Bimeda will add a second module focused on the role of trace element nutrition in lamb and calf growth and thrive, and a final module focused on the role of trace elements in sheep fertility and pregnancy.

Mark Cokayne, Bimeda UK’s general manager, said: “Trace elements play a critical role in the health and fertility of ruminants, yet historically this area has been somewhat overlooked in formal animal health education.

“Our customers tell us that they would like a deeper understanding of areas such as trace element deficiencies, toxicities and interactions, and the impact of these on ruminant health and fertility. We are pleased to respond to this market demand with our new academy, which will provide SQPs and veterinarians with additional knowledge to help inform their conversations with farmers.”

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