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Gundog First Aid Course – Marford Mill, Wrexham, North Wales

Due to the outbreak of COVID 19 and government guidance BASC took the decision to postpone all training courses scheduled up until the end of June 2020. With the restrictions starting to be lifted in different areas of the UK at different rates, we expect courses to start going ahead from the 9th July in England and at later dates in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. All courses will be reviewed on a daily basis and be led by government advice. I would like to thank all our future course participants for being understanding during this difficult period. If your course was postponed or is going to be postponed you will be contacted by a member of staff. The list of current courses are published on the BASC website and are open to booking subject to further government guidance.

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All Day

Location: BASC Head Office



This one day course will be theory and practical based. We aim to ensure that the practical element is realistic and relevant.

This course is for individuals who have working dogs on shoots around the UK and who wish to know more about maximising their dog’s health and administering canine first aid.

Trainer information
The training is provided by Dr Victoria Strong BSc (Hons) BVSc DVetMed AFHEA MRCVS. She is a qualified veterinary surgeon from the University of Liverpool. She spent three years in full-time mixed veterinary practice before completing a four-year postgraduate doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Nottingham.

Dr Strong is currently a senior lecturer in animal and veterinary nursing science at Nottingham Trent University.

Course structure
The course will involve both theory and hands-on teaching. By the end of the day those attending will:
• Understand the importance of preventative health measures in ensuring the health of gundogs.
• Know how to perform a basic clinical examination and to identify issues requiring immediate attention.
• Be aware of the common health risks associated with working a gundog and how they can be prevented and/or identified.
• Be able to administer first aid to dogs following minor and major trauma, sudden illness or collapse.

£125 members
£140 non members

Entry requirements
None required

Cancellation policy
Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserve the right to cancel the course. In the interests of fairness BASC will aim to provide candidates notification of cancellation as soon as possible prior to the advertised start date.

We strongly recommend that fees for any accommodation you book are refundable as BASC will not be responsible for any losses incurred by candidates.

If for any reason you cancel your place on the course then the following scale of charges may apply:-

Charge Non Members Charge Members
Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date) £25 £25
2nd Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date AND in exceptional circumstances) £50 £50
Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the course start date 40% course cost 30% course cost
Cancellation less than 8 weeks but more than 4 weeks before the course start date 75% course cost 60% course cost
Cancellation less than 4 weeks before the course start date 100% course cost 100% course cost

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