GD Academy offers educational activities with different topics in animal science and practice. Courses can be fully custom made in order to meet your needs.
For example, GD Academy organized a 4-day training on ‘Bovine Respiratory Disease’ (BRD) and ‘Sheep Health and Disease’ and a 3-day ‘Dairy Udder Health training’. Participants, mostly veterinarians of an advanced level, had their origin in Egypt, Lebanon, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Uganda and Nigeria.
During the BRD training the main focus was on Mycoplasma bovis and bovine respiratory pathogens. The topics of the sheep training varied from respiratory disease to gastrointestinal parasites and liver fluke. After two days of interactive and lively theory, the participants went out for a practical, hands-on farm visit to the island of Texel. Texel is well known as a magnificent sheep island, home to the famous Texel breed.
The advanced Dairy Udder Health Course offered state-of-the art scientific input on transition management, udder health control programs, immunology of the udder, (robotic) milking and the mammary micro biome. Practical implementation of the theory was offered by the farm visit as part of this program. The participants went back home with useful scientific and practical information, that could be directly used on-farm the day after their return home.
What participants had to say about the courses:
“Speakers with great knowledge and experience, overall course was good, city of Deventer excellent.”
These courses are just an example of the possibilities we offer. Contact us if you are interested in more information about our custom made courses.