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Beef Production Medicine Distance Education

Beef Production Medicine Distance Education

Value-add to your services by using evidence-based approaches to cattle medicine and production problems that increase your client’s bottom line.

By appreciating the implications of individual animal diagnoses for herd health, critically evaluating disease management practices and assessing the financial effects of disease management recommendations, you can improve your client's bottom line.

Develop a systematic, evidence-based approach to dyspnoea, ill-thrift, reduced weaning rates, gait abnormalities and sudden death and use epidemiological and financial analytical tools to evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of control measures. You'll become indispensable to your clients.

Hear more from your tutor Paul Cusack:

Past Participant:

Outstanding tutor who helped me whenever needed.
Clayton Knight, QLD

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Describe the principles of herd health to colleagues and clients
  • Develop the skills to work-up common primary presenting complaints in individual animals and herds
  • Be able to use epidemiological tools to assess the impact of disease, as well as interventional and management strategies, on herd heath
  • Develop your ability to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of preventative and control measures
  • Develop an evidence-based approach to disease management practices
  • Understand the pace of change in beef cattle medicine and know where to source the latest information and protocols.


  1. Epidemiology and agricultural Economics
  2. Dyspnoea
  3. Ill thrift 1
  4. Ill thrift 2
  5. Ill thrift 3
  6. Failure to wean a calf 1
  7. Failure to wean a calf 2
  8. Failure to wean a calf 3
  9. Gait abnormalities
  10. Sudden death

This distance education course includes an optional 3-day practical workshop in Cowra. Dates to be confirmed.

What is Distance Education?

Premium, intensive online veterinary CPD

All CVE Distance Education (DE) programs are mentored by leading veterinary experts who will provide individual feedback and advice on completion of each monthly module. Each module may include written content, technique videos, self-reflections, quizzes and online submission of monthly assignments.

Maximise the opportunity to expand and consolidate your learning by participating in the tutor moderated group discussion forum and attending the optional 3-day practical workshop.

Who should enrol?

This course is designed for qualified veterinarians.

Allied industry professionals with a special interest in the topic may apply to join this course. Enrollment is at the discretion of the tutors. Please contact the CVE for more information.

Pay as you learn

Choosing your DE course is a big commitment, so there’s no need to add further stress by paying your course up front. To pay as you learn, you will need a AU$1,000 deposit to secure your place, followed by 50% of the total course fee 10 days prior to course commencement date. We’ll arrange simple monthly direct debits from your credit card over 3 or 6 months.
Note: Payment Plan will incur an additional AU$250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.

Registrant Type Super Early Bird  Early Bird  Full Rate
Member $6237 $6410 $6584 
Non-Member / eMember $6930 $6930  $6930

*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, and Academic members.
Note: All course fees will be charged in Australian dollars.

Loyalty DE Discount: Completed 2 or more Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses. Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount options for multiple registrations at the one event, please read the full Terms. To redeem your discount contact the CVE via email or phone +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm).

Distance Education
Monday, 01 February 2021 to
Tuesday, 30 November 2021
309 CPD Point/s

Super Early Bird
31 Jul 2020
Early Bird
31 Oct 2020

Delivered Online

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Dr Paul M. Cusack
Paul Cusack
BSc BVSc (Hons) MVSt MAgribus PhD MACVSc
Dr Paul M. Cusack
Paul Cusack
BSc BVSc (Hons) MVSt MAgribus PhD MACVSc
Paul is a consultant cattle veterinarian, ruminant nutritionist, and beef producer with post-graduate training in the intensive and extensive ruminant industries. His post-graduate...


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