Beef Production Medicine Distance Education | Centre for Veterinary Education

Beef Production Medicine Distance Education

Add-value 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 analyt ical tools to evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of control measures. You’ll become indispensable to your clients.

Past Participant

"Outstanding tutor who helped me whenever needed."

Clayton Knight, QLD

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants will:

  • Be able to 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

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 $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 $250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.

For the full terms and conditions please see our Terms.

Distance Education

Monday 1 February - Tuesday 30 November 2021
3-Day Workshop
Delivered Online
Super Early Bird
June 30, 2020
Early Bird
October 31, 2020


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 training covers the disciplines of nutrition, health programs, reproduction, epidemiology, production and financial management and meat science. He completed his PhD on the interaction between nutrition and health in feedlot cattle in 2007. Over the last 15 years Paul has held various positions within the livestock and veterinary industry. Paul has lectured at Queensland, Sydney and at Charles Sturt University from 2007, where he is an adjunct Associate Professor. He also serves as Head Examiner in Beef Cattle Medicine and Production for the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. He is currently the director of Australian Livestock Production Services, which consults on intensive and extensive cattle and lamb enterprises throughout the eastern states of Australia, as well as being owner/manager of a cattle trading enterprise. He is has written two distance education courses for the CVE, the long running Ruminant Nutrition course and the more recent Beef Production Medicine course.

Course Fees

Member TypeSuper early birdEarly birdFull rate
Non-member / eMember$6930$6930$6930
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate, Academic and Student members

Please note: All course fees will be charged in Australian dollars AND you must be a qualified veterinarian to enrol in this courses. Allied professionals with extensive industry experience may apply to enrol by contacting the CVE directly. Enrolment will be at the tutor’s discretion.

Repeat CPD Participant Discount*

If you have:

  • 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 & Conditions.

To redeem your discount contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm) or