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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.

Course Lessons

LESSON 1: INTRODUCTION

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


LESSON 2 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


LESSON 3 UNDERSTANDING & INSPECTING HEALTH ISSUES

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


LESSON 4: ANIMAL FIRST AID

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

LESSON 5: 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

LESSON 6: 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 

LESSON 7: 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

FINAL ASSESSMENT

Course Features:

  • Enrol any time of day or night.
  • Start studying immediately or later (as you wish).
  • Configure your study sessions at any length and frequency you wish.
  • Work through at your own pace.
  • Help desk - contact via email any time.
  • Automated self assessment tests pop up at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish; and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.
  • At the end of the whole course, you are presented with a major automated examination which can be attempted online, anywhere, any time.
  • If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable Certificate of Completion with your name on it.

Who is this course designed for?

  • Pet owners, it will empower you to make better decisions about caring for your pets
  • Anyone working on a farm or in a zoo, it will broaden and deepen your understanding of what is required in day to day work
  • Anyone working with wildlife it will change the way you see the animals you encounter
  • Anyone aspiring to work with animals will improve their knowledge, expand their awareness of employment opportunities, and put themselves in a better position to seek employment working with animals.


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