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 program that follows on from the Certificate of Animal Husbandry and mainly focuses on animal health.
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
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
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Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.