Bimeda Online Sheep Scab Training Academy Reaches Milestone

Bimeda is pleased to announce that its online training programme, the Bimeda Sheep Scab Academy, has reached an important milestone with 100 people having completed the course.

SQP Andrew Hetherington of Carrs Billington Agriculture in Cockermouth became the 100th person to complete all three AMTRA-accredited online training modules, which are related to best practice for the control and treatment of sheep scab and ecto-parasites. Bimeda Regional Sales Manager, Mike Marron, called in to the Cockermouth branch to present Andrew with his framed certificate and his exclusive Sheep Scab Academy branded items.

Bimeda's Marketing Manager, Mary van Dijk, commented, 'we have been so pleased to see SQPs from around the UK 'step up to scab' and dedicate time to learning about best practice for sheep scab and ecto-parasite control. In 2019, we received strong feedback from SQPs that they really wanted to learn more about best practice for prevention, diagnosis and treatment, to allow them to give the best possible advice to farmers. The high volume of sign ups and completions we have seen for the sheep Scab Academy since then, has been indicative of this appetite among SQPs to increase their knowledge in the area of sheep scab control. In addition to the 100 people who have completed all three modules of the Academy, there are another 100 who have signed up and who are well on their way to completion.'

The Academy has been warmly welcomed by many outlets, such as the Brecon Branch of Hay and Brecon Farmers, where four SQPs (Brian Evans, Yvonne Jones, El Prosser and Mared Lewis) all completed the Academy in just a few weeks.

If you still haven't signed up for the Academy then why not do so today? Simply visit Bimeda's e-learning website,, to sign up for free today.

To take part in the Academy, complete the three AMTRA-accredited modules which are are listed below and which include best practice advice from key opinion leaders.

  1. The Importance of Diagnostics in Sheep Scab Control - by key opinion leader, Rebecca Mearns
  2. Sheep Scab - Control Measures and Resistance - by key opinion leader, Lesley Stubbings
  3. Sheep Ectoparasites and Their Control - by Key Opinion Leader Peter Bates

A certificate of completion and some exclusive branded Sheep Scab Academy goodies will be provided to anyone who completes all three modules in 2019.

For more information call Bimeda on 01248 725 400, email Bimeda on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or speak to your local Bimeda Territory Manager.

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