Animal husbandry is a branch of agriculture concerned mainly with animals raised for meat, milk, eggs, fibre or other products. A combination of animal anatomy and physiology, this course is ideal for anyone working with or keen to increase their knowledge of animals, including cattle, goats, pigs, sheep and poultry.
The Certificate of Animal Husbandry (Advanced)is an online professional development program that follows on from the Certificate of Animal Husbandry and mainly focuses on animal health.
In this animal husbandry online course, you will also learn about common diseases that affect farm animals, their signs and symptoms, treatment, and causes, including wounds, inflammation and cell changes.
On completion of this course, you will have a solid introduction to animal health, which will raise your awareness of the animal husbandry industry and create opportunities for employment or managing your own business.
Animal Husbandry II
Unit 1 – Introduction to Animal Health
The healthy animal
Normal vital signs
Causes of ill health
Preventing ill health
Unit 2 – Signs and symptoms of diseases
Recognising ill health
Conducting an examination
Handling small animals
Types pf restraints
Restraining a horse
Sheep handling facilities
Issues with dipping
Unit 3 – Disease classification
Characteristics of bacteria
Disease types in beef cattle
Diseases in sheep
Unit 4 – Causes and Diagnosis of Disease
Routine disease investigation
Examining a horse
Good health in a horse
Signs a horse is off colour
Signs of a very ill horse
Diagnosing a disease
Unit 5 – Treatment of disease
Types of vaccine
Animal first aid kit
Disease prevention in cattle
Disease prevention in sheep
The sheep farmers medicine chest
Preventing disease in horses
Nursing sick horses
Isolation and biosecurity
Unit 6 – Inflammation
The inflammatory response
Causes and types of inflammation
Location and changes in inflammation
Symptoms of inflammation
Unit 7 – Fever and immunity
Temperature related disorders
Effect of temperature on enzymes
Causes of fever
Unit 8 – Tissue repair
Tissue repair process
Horse tissue damage
Unit 9 – Wounds
Types of wounds
First aid treatments
Specific types of wounds
Goats and sheep – horn injuries
Types of bandaging
Unit 10 – Cell changes
When do cells change?
Neoplasms, tumours and cancers
The course of an infectious disease
Estimated duration 50 hours
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