Animal Health Care (Distance Learning)

By: ACS Distance Education  14/07/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

Animal Health Care course. Learn more about common animal health problems, animal behaviour, indicators of animal ill health, veterinary procedures, safety procedure, animal health administration and more... There are twelve lessons as follows: 1. Introduction to Animal Health Care •Scope and Nature of animal welfare and control •Understanding veterinary services •Veterinary code of practice •How to transport animals 2. Common Animal Health Problems •Reasons for ill health in animals •Animal injuries •Conditions •Food and nutrition problems •Problems caused by living organisms •Animal parasites •Common disorders with family pets •Ill health in dogs •Ill health in cats •Ill health with caged birds •Ill health with aquarium fish •Mice •Wild animals common conditions •Ill health with reptiles 3. Animal Behaviour •Understanding communication in dogs •Significance of scent •Understanding barking •Dog body language •Handling cats •Bird communication •Types of behaviour •Time orientation •Space orientation •Understanding territorial behaviour •Understanding aggression •Introduction to horse psychology 4. Signs (Indicators) of Ill Health •Vital signs as indicators of health status •What is the healthy animal •Signs and symptoms of diseases •Recognising ill health •Diagnosing diseases •Taking smears and tissue samples •Diagnosing and controlling different types of diseases including •Viruses •Bacteria •Protozoa •Parasites •Mites •Fleas 5. Veterinary Facilities •The animal first aid kit •Record management for animals •Enclosures for animals •Environmental requirements 6. Safety Procedures when Dealing with Animals •Understanding duty of care •How to handle heavy weights •Reducing your back injury •Protective equipment •Dealing with chemicals •Skin penetrating injuries •Risk categories •Separating animals •Disposing of dead or infected tissues •Dangerous non-animal wastes •Storaging and handling of medicines •How to handle larger animals 7. Administration of Animal Health •Scope of animal insurance •Quarantine •Importing animals from one region or country to another •Managing a veterinary office •Using the telephone •Keeping records •Filing 8. Animal First Aid Procedures •Types of wounds •Cuts on animals •Punctures •Tears •Treating and cleaning wounds •Granulating wounds in animal tissues •Stitching a wound •Bone and joint problems •Treating broken bones •Tendon injury •Understanding poisoning •Restraining animals during first aid •Restraining cats, dogs, horses, cattle, sheep 9. Preventative Health Care •Animal diet •Problem insect control •Using dips •Using vaccinations •Avoiding stress to livestock 10. Routine Health Treatments •De-sexing animals •Castration or vasectomy •Spaying •Tubal ligation •Castrating cats •Castrating dogs •Pregnancy •Gestation periods •Using euthanasia •Anaesthesia and analgesia •Preparing an animal for surgery •Sterilising equipment •Castrating a colt 11. Health Problems in Domestic Pets •Burn injuries •Infections of the urinary tract •Shock •Electrolytes •Ticks •Health issues with reptiles •Fish problems 12. Care of Animals after illness -Rehabilitation •Nursing animals through recovery •Planning recovery and rehabilitation Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Pet-Care/ANIMAL-HEALTH-CARE-VAG100-368.aspx

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