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17 July 2018 20:00 - 17 July 2018 22:00


Welshpool Livestock Market, Buttington, Welshpool Powys, SY21 8SR

As you may be aware CTDS offer diagnostic analysis of samples from suspected cases of poisoning in all animal species. These techniques allow identification of up to 30,000 compounds including many common toxins, pharmaceutical drugs and plant compounds which can be associated with clinical signs in animals.

Nick Carmichael will be presenting some of the cases we have seen to help introduce the key areas where testing can be useful along with practical tips on sampling and sample handling.

From suspect sausage rolls tossed over a fence by a neighbour to the perennial "it’s something the council put down", every practice sees cases where toxins are suspected but until recently could not easily be confirmed.

These cases can pose real challenges because the agent involved is often unknown and the clinical signs are often nonspecific and yet clients really want answers to their concerns about poisons.

Join Nick as he discusses cases of toxins, the testing behind the lab results and tips to guide you to get the most out of toxicology samples. 

Food and refreshments will be available with registration from 7.30pm.

This course is kindly sponsored by TVM and CTDS

Speaker: Nick Carmichael BSc VetSci Hons BVM&S DVCS FRCPath Dip. ECVCP MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veteinary Clincal Pathology

This presentation will be appropriate for vets, nurses and reception staff.

Terms and Conditions: All courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

To qualify for an applicable refund, cancellations must emailed to or requested by telephone on 01452 726700. With over 30 days’ notice we will refund 70% of the course fee.  With between 15-30 days’ notice we will refund 50% of the course fee.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations with notice of 14 days or less, however if we are able to resell your place on the course we will provide a full refund.

BSAVA reserves the right to alter the programme or the speaker should this become necessary due to unavoidable circumstances.  BSAVA reserves the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances.  Registrants should note that the BSAVA member's rate applies only when the person attending the course is a member of the Association.  To qualify for the reduced member's rate for courses, non-members must join BSAVA prior to the course.

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