ANIMAL HEALTH CARE – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  09/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are twelve lessons as follows: 1. Introduction to Animal Health Care Includes: animal welfare and control; veterinary services; code of practice; transporting animals. 2. Common Health Problems in farm animals and pets Includes: causes of ill health, injury, pains, conditions, nutritional problems; living organisms; parasites; family pets common conditions; dogs; cats; caged birds; aquarium fish; mice; wild animals common conditions; reptiles. 3. Animal Behaviour Includes: communication in dogs; scent; barking; body language; handling cats; bird language; types of behaviour; time orientation; space orientation; territorial behaviour; aggression; horse psychology. 4. Signs of Ill Health Includes: vital signs, the healthy animal; signs & symptoms of diseases; recognising ill health; diagnosis of diseases; taking smears, taking tissue samples; diagnosis and control of different types of diseases including viruses; bacteria; protozoa; parasites; mites; fleas. 5. Veterinary Facilities Includes: first aid kit; record management; enclosure for animals; environmental requirements. 6. Safety Procedures Includes: duty of care; lifting heavy weights; reducing back injury, protective equipment; dealing with chemicals; skin penetrating injuries; risk categories; separating animals; disposal of dead/infected tissues; dangerous non-animal wastes; storage and handling of medicines; handling larger animals. 7 Administration of Animal Health Includes: animal insurance; quarantine; importing animals; managing a veterinary office; telephone usage; record keeping; filing information. 8. Animal First Aid Includes: types of wounds; cuts; punctures; tears; treating and cleaning wounds; granulating wounds; stitching a wound; bone and joint problems; broken bones; tendon injury; poisoning; restraining animals during first aid; restraining cats; restraining dogs; restraining horses; restraining cattle; restraining sheep. 9. Preventative Health Care Includes: diet; insect control; dip; vaccinate; avoid stressing livestock; vaccination. 10. Routine Health Treatments Includes: desexing; castration; vasectomy; spaying; tubal ligation; castration of cats, dogs; pregnancy; gestation periods; euthanasia; anaesthesia and analgesia; preparing an animal for surgery; sterilising equipment; castrating a colt. 11. Health Problems in Domestic Pets Includes: burns; urinary tract infections; shock; electrolytes, ticks; reptiles; fish problems. 12. Rehabilitation Care Includes: animal nursing, planning a recovery. Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Agriculture/ANIMAL-HEALTH-CARE-VAG100-217.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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