NATURAL HEALTH CARE FOR ANIMALS – Distance Learning course

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

There are 8 lessons in this module as follows: Lesson 1. Introduction to Natural Animal Health Care • Limitations of Conventional Medicine • Holistic Treatments • Homeopathy • Flower Essences • Naturopathy • Natural Nutrition • Tactile Therapy (Massage, Equine Tactile Therapy, Bowen Therapy, Canine Myofunctional Therapy, Physiotherapy, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Microcurrent, Microwave Therapies, Ayurvedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine) • Benefits of Natural Health Care • Codes of Practice for Animal Welfare • Health and Safety in Veterinary Practice (Separating Animals, Infectious Diseases, Containing Disease, Disposal of Dead/Infected Tissues, Dangerous non-Animal Wastes, Storage & Handling of Supplements/Equipment). Lesson 2. Signs of Ill Health • Normal Vital Signs • Recognising ill health • Disease Diagnosis • Homeopathic Remedies • Signs of Shock • Signs of Internal Bleeding • Signs of Poisoning • First Aid Lesson 3. Natural Nutrition for Animals • The effect of Modern Living on Domestic Animals • Processed Pet Foods • Affect of Poor Nutrition on Animal Behaviour • Good Nutrition for Domesticated Animals (Carbohydrates, Protein, Fats/Lipids, Minerals, Vitamins, Supplements, Recipes) • Nutritional Problems in Animals (Allergies, Dermatitis, Overweight, Underweight, Liver Disease, Livestock (Mineral supplements for farm animals, Nutritional Supplements) Lesson 4. Holistic Health Care - Maintaining Health • Creating a Healthy Environment (Domestic pets, Livestock) • Health Maintenance • Preventing Arthritis in Dogs • The Vaccination Debate • Pet Dental Care • Flea Control • Disease Prevention in Livestock • Preventing Disease in Poultry • Avian Influenza Lesson 5. Holistic Health Care - Treating Health Problems • Naturopathic Treatment • Homeopathic Treatment • Herbalism • Treating Common Ailments (Arthritis, Skin Problems, Digestive Complaints, Diabetes, Dental Problems ) • Pain Management • Identifying Pain • Pain Relief Medication • Herbal Treatments • Homeopathy • Flower Essences • Physical Therapy • Equine Tactile Therapy • Bowen Therapy • Canine Myofunctional Therapy • Behavioural Problems (Dogs-excessive barking, digging, aggression, phobias; Cats –urine spraying, scratching furniture, aggression; Birds) Lesson 6. Animal Diseases & Health Problems (Domestic Animals) • Dogs –Distemper • Heartworm • Parvo virus • Hydatid Disease • Cats –Ringworm • Feline Aids - Feline Immunodeficiency Virus • Hairballs • Feline Herpes Virus or Cat Flu • Rodents - Respiratory problems and Mycoplasma, Abscesses • Reptiles - Mouth Rot or Canker (Stomatitis); cytoparasites (Mites), Pneumonia • Fish, Cage Birds…etc Lesson 7. Animal Diseases & Health Problems (Livestock) • Notifiable Diseases • Control of Internal Parasites • Horses (Tetanus, Lock Jaw, Strangles, Parasites, Colic, Equine Influenza) • Cattle (Parasites, Mastitis) • Pigs (Exudative Epidermitis of pigs (Greasy Pig), Leptospirosis, Parasites) • Sheep (Enterotoxemia (Pulpy Kidney), Cutaneous Myiasis (Blow Fly strike) • Poultry (Newcastle Disease (NCD), Yolk Sac Infection, Infectious Bronchitis (IB)) Lesson 8. Animal Health Care Case Study Research Project • Symptoms of ill-health displayed by an animal • Diagnosis of a problem • Deciding on a natural course of treatment for a specific health problem • Developing a management plan that an owner of the animal can undertake to help treat a problem and relieve associated pain and discomfort. Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Agriculture/NATURAL-HEALTH-CARE-FOR-ANIMALS-BAG218-628.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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