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Animal Health and Welfare 20 Hours Certificate Course

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Animal Health and Welfare 20 Hours Certificate Course

Animal Health and Welfare Short Course

Learn how to be aware of the needs of animals and issues which can unduly influence their well-being. Caring for animals in an appropriate manner begins with the right knowledge and this course can provide a solid foundation to understanding animal health and welfare, in any given situation.

If you are a pet owner, then completing this short course over a couple of weeks or even as a weekend project, will enable you to make better decisions with regards to the welfare of your pets.

The course will also broaden and enhance your understanding of animal health and welfare, if you work on a farm, in a zoo, or in an animal shelter.

And for those working with wildlife, it will help you view the animals you encounter in a different light.

Finally, if you want to work with animals in any capacity whatsoever, Animal Health and Welfare will help you to improve your knowledge, become aware of different employment opportunities, plus empower you to confidently talk about what you have learned and how to apply it, at job interviews.


Lesson Structure: Animal Health and Welfare

This course covers the following 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 2 Additional Reading
  • Review What You Have Been Learning

Lesson 3: Understanding and Inspecting Health Issues

  • Pathogens
  • Inspecting The Health Of Animals
  • Signs Of Ill Health
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Lesson 3 Additional Reading
  • Review What You Have Been Learning

Lesson 4: Animal First Aid

  • Types Of Wounds
  • Treating Wounds
  • Fly Control
  • Bone & Joint Problems
  • Poisoning
  • First Aid For Wildlife
  • Lesson 4 Additional Reading
  • Review What You Have Been Learning

Lesson 5: Some Common Illnesses in Animals - A to 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 5 Additional Reading
  • Review What You Have Been Learning

Lesson 6: Some Common Illnesses in Animals - G to 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 6 Additional Reading
  • Review What You Have Been Learning

Lesson 7: Some Common Illnesses in Animals - O to 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
  • Lesson 7 Additional Reading
  • Review What You Have Been Learning


Course Assessment: Animal Health and Welfare

This course is completed entirely online, including lessons, self-assessment tests, plus obtaining your certificate at the end, which is immediately downloadable after successful completion. Please note that there is no tutor support, as it is not required. The assessment breakdown is as follows:

  1. Study lesson 1.
  2. When you are ready, take the self-assessment test. Retake until you reach the required level of learning.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the following lessons.
  4. Take the final assessment.
  5. Download your certificate of completion, with your name on it.

Now you are ready to stand out at a job interview, or put your newly acquired knowledge to use straightaway.


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