Short Course on Animal Health and Welfare

Continually growing your understanding and skills in caring for animals.

This course was developed for anyone who owns animals or works with animals; from pet owners and farm workers, to zoo keepers and staff in animal shelters. The course offers lots of options for practical tasks where you can focus your study on the type of animal that most concerns you, whether a pet dog, farm livestock, rescued wildlife, zoo animals or anything else.

These studies can set you on a pathway to continually growing your understanding and skills in caring for animals. This may be a course to underpin further studies; or it may be a one off course of study to underpin experience and informal learning that extends for years beyond these initial studies.

How does it work?

At the end of each lesson, you will be given a short interactive test to undertake, which will provide an indication of how your learning is progressing. Upon completing the very last lesson, you will be offered a more thorough automated test or examination. This final assessment can be undertaken at any time of day or night; and any day of the week; and if you achieve an overall pass (60% or more); you will be able to obtain a "certificate of completion" with your name and completion date on it.

Course Outline

There are 7 Lessons in this course:

INTRODUCTION

  • Considering Animal Ethics
  • Animal Rights
  • Animal Welfare
  • Health And Welfare
  • Providing Animal Health Care
  • Routine Health Treatments

PREVENTING DISEASE AND INJURY

  • Health Checks And Observations
  • The Importance Of Good Nutrition
  • Watering
  • Exercise And Stimulation
  • Appropriate And Safe Environment
  • Controlling Pests And Diseases
  • Veterinary Prevention

UNDERSTANDING & INSPECTING HEALTH ISSUES

  • Pathogens
  • Inspecting The Health Of Animals
  • Signs Of Ill Health
  • Differential Diagnosis

ANIMAL FIRST AID

  • Types Of Wounds
  • Treating Wounds
  • Fly Control
  • Bone & Joint Problems
  • Poisoning
  • First Aid For Wildlife

SOME COMMON ILLNESSES IN ANIMALS A-F

  • African Swine Fever
  • Allergies
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Anthrax
  • Aspergillosis
  • Arthritis
  • Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blastomycosis
  • Bloat
  • Blue Tongue
  • Botulism
  • Bordetella (Respiratory Infection)
  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Bse)
  • Brucellosis
  • BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea)
  • Camel Pox
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Eye
  • Candida
  • Canine Distemper
  • Cataracts
  • Chlamydiosis
  • Cholera
  • Chronic Murine Pneumonia (Murine Mycoplasmosis)
  • Coccidiosis
  • Colitis
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Cystitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Dermatophilosis
  • Dropsy (Fish)
  • E-Coli 0157
  • Ear Mites
  • Eczema
  • Egg Binding
  • Encephalitis
  • Enteritis
  • Epilepsy
  • Equine Encephalomyelitis
  • Equine Herpesvirus (Ehv)
  • Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (Eia)
  • Equine Influenza
  • Erysipelas (Swine)
  • External Parasites
  • Feline Asthma
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis
  • Feline Leukaemia Virus (Felv)
  • Fibrosis
  • Fish Fungus
  • Flea Anemia
  • Foot And Mouth Disease
  • Foot Rot

SOME COMMON ILLNESSES IN ANIMALS G-N

  • Gastroenteritis
  • Giardia
  • Glaucoma
  • Grass Tetany
  • Heartworm
  • Heat Stress
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hookworm
  • Hendra Virus (Equine Morbillivirus Pneumonia)
  • Hydatid Disease
  • Hymenolepiasis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ibd)
  • Internal Parasites
  • Intestinal Impaction (Snakes)
  • Kennel Cough
  • Laryngitis
  • Legionellosis (Pneumonia Or Mild Respiratory Illness)
  • Leptospiriosis
  • Leukaemia
  • Liverfluke (Fasciola Hepatica)
  • Listeriosis
  • Lumpy Jaw
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphocystis
  • Lymphoma
  • Malaria
  • Mange
  • Mastitis
  • Melioidosis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease (Reptiles)
  • Mouth Canker (Stomatis)
  • Mrsa Infection
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Mycotic Infection (Reptiles)
  • Myiasis
  • Necrotic Dermatitits (Scale Rot)
  • Newcastle Disease
  • Nipah Virus
  • Nitrate Poisoning
  • Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

SOME COMMON ILLNESSES IN ANIMALS O-Z

  • Obesity
  • Overgrown Teeth
  • Ovine Johne’s Disease (Ojd)
  • Pancreatic Disorders
  • Parvovirus
  • Pediculosis (Lice)
  • Peritonitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poisoning
  • Polyomavirus
  • Pox Virus
  • Proventricular Dilation Disease (Pdd)
  • Psittacosis
  • Q Fever
  • Rabbit Calicivirus Disease
  • Rabies
  • Rhinitis
  • Rift Valley Fever (Rvf)
  • Ringworm
  • Scabies (Sarcoptic Mange)
  • Salmonellosis
  • Scours
  • Sendai Virus
  • Screw-Worm Fly
  • Streptococcal Infection
  • Surra
  • Swine Influenza (Hog Cholera)
  • Taeniasis
  • Tail And Fin Rot
  • Tetanus
  • Ticks
  • Toxic Plants
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (Tse)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Varroa Mite
  • Vesicular Stomatitis
  • Visceral Larval Migrans
  • West Nile Virus (Wnv)
  • White Spot (Ichthyophtirius Multifiliis)
  • Woody Tongue

AUD:

$199.00

Continually growing your understanding and skills in caring for animals. This course was developed for anyone who owns animals or works with animals; from pet owners and farm workers, to zoo keepers and staff in animal shelters. The course offers lots of options for practical tasks where you can focus your study on the type […]

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