Learn how to use naturopathy to treat or prevent disease and illness in domestic pets, farm animals and wildlife. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to care for animals naturally and holistically.
Certificate of Animal Naturopathy is an online professional development course that will show you how to optimise animal health naturally.
In this online animal naturopathy course, you will discover the importance of holistic therapies, such as naturopathy, homeopathy, herbal medicine, tactile therapy and nutrition to boost animal health and wellbeing.
You will also learn to recognise common diseases and health problems in animals and develop an understanding of natural treatments.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident developing natural treatment plans for animals to boost health and wellbeing.
Unit - Natural Animal Health Care
Unit 1 – Introduction to Natural Animal Health Care
Natural animal health care
Limitations of conventional medicine
Principles of homeopathy
Principles of naturopathy
Equine tactile therapy
Canine myofunctional therapy
Shiatsu and reflexology
Osteopathy and chiropractic
Benefits of natural animal health care
Codes of practice for animal welfare
Health & safety for veterinary practice
Disposal of dead/infected tissues
Dangerous non-animal wastes
Storage & handling of supplements/equipment
Unit 2 – Signs of Ill Health
Signs of a healthy animal
Table of vital signs for livestock and domestic animals
Recognising ill health
Table – general signs of ill health
Diagnosis of diseases
Signs of shock
Signs of internal bleeding
Signs of poisoning
Unit 3 – Natural Nutrition for Animals
The effect of modern living on domestic animals
Processed pet foods
The effect of poor nutrition on animal behaviour
Good nutrition for domestic animals
Fats and lipids
Minerals and vitamins
Nutrition for health problems
Mineral supplements for livestock
Table of the important minerals for some livestock
Other nutritional supplements for livestock
Unit 4 – Holistic Health Care – Maintaining Health
Creating a healthy environment
Maintaining healthy domestic pets
Prevention of arthritis in dogs
The vaccination debate
Pet dental care
Maintaining health in livestock
Preventing disease in poultry
Avian influenza (bird flu virus)
Unit 5 – Holistic Health Care – Treating Health Problems
Treatment of common ailments
Skin problems (dogs and cats)
Congenital and developmental disorders
Pain management (medication and herbal treatments)
Identification of an animal in pain
Animal tactile therapy
Equine tactile therapy
Canine myofunctional therapy
Behavioural problems in dogs cats and birds
Unit 6 – Animal Diseases & Health Problems (Domestic Animals)
Feline aids – feline immunodeficiency virus
Feline herpes virus or cat flu
Respiratory problems and mycoplasma
Mouth rot or canker (stomatitis)
Necrotising dermatitis (scale rot) or vesicular dermatitis (blister disease)
White spot (ICH OR ICK)
Calcium/vitamin d3 deficiency
Unit 7 – Animal Diseases & Health Problems (Livestock)
Controlling internal parasites
Common pests, diseases and health problems
Tetanus – lockjaw
Equine influenza (EI)
Mastitis in dairy cattle
Exudative epidermitis of pigs (greasy pig)
Enterotoxemia (pulpy kidney)
Cutaneous myiasis (blowfly-strike)
Newcastle disease (NCD)
Yolk sac infection
Infectious bronchitis (IB)
Unit 8 – PBL Project
Estimated duration 50 hours
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