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Animal Husbandry II
Animal Husbandry II - Animal Health 100 Hours Certificate Course
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Animal Husbandry II (Animal Health) course online. Home Study Animal Husbandry Course. Treating and preventing ill health in animals is important for all people who work with them. Learn how diseases are classified, to recognise signs and symptoms of common diseases and how to treat these diseases and wounds.
This Online course will also introduce methods used to prevent ill health developing. Ideally, students will have completed Animal Husbandry I before beginning this course.
Lesson Structure: Animal Husbandry II BAG201 (Animal Health)
There are 10 lessons:
1 Introduction to Animal Health
- Learn to describe common diseases affecting farm animals and the circumstances under which animals contract these diseases
- The healthy animal
- Causes of ill health
- Preventing ill health
2 Signs & Symptoms of Diseases
- The physical symptoms of diseases in farm animals
- Common methods of handling animals during health assessments
- Recognising ill health
- Restraining a horse
- Sheep handling facilities
3 Disease Classification
- Methods used in classifying animal diseases
- Viral diseases
- Bacterial diseases
- Parasitic diseases
- Protozoal diseases
- Disease types in beef cattle
- Diseases in sheep
4 Causes and Diagnosis of Disease
- The causes of disease and the relevant methods of diagnosis
- Examining cattle
- Examining a horse
- Ttick-borne diseases
- Diagnosis of diseases
5 Treatment of Disease
- Methods used in the treatment of diseases in farm animals
- The animal first aid kit
- Tetanus antiserum
- Animal nursing
- Post mortem
- Disease prevention in cattle
- Disease prevention in sheep
- Treatment of parasites in sheep
- Outline the nature and causes of inflammation in farm animals
- The inflammatory response
- Causes of inflammation
- Types of inflammation
- Symptoms of inflammation
- Inflammatory exudate
- Treatment of inflammation
7 Fever and Immunity
- The biological mechanisms underlying fever and the immune system in farm animals
- The fever mechanism
- Other temperature related disorders
- Effect of temperature on enzymes
8 Tissue Repair
- The biological mechanisms underlying tissue repair in farm animals
- Healing of a clean incised wound
- Healing of an open wound
- Common horse ailments to recognise
- The biological mechanisms of wounds in farm animals and address different treatment methods for repair of common ailments
- Types of wounds
- First aid treatments
- Bandaging horses
10 Cell changes
- The causes and biological mechanisms of cell change in farm animals
- Tumours and cancers
- The cause of an infectious disease, death, cancers etc.
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
Learning Goals: Animal Husbandry II BAG201 (Animal Health)
- Explain common health problems affecting animals, including the circumstances under which animals contract health problems, and methods used to prevent the development of ill health
- Analyse physical indicator symptoms of ill health in animals.
- Determine the taxonomic class of animal pests and diseases.
- Explain the diagnostic characteristics of the main types of animal pathogenic micro-organisms
- Explain the methods used in the treatment of pests and diseases in farm animals
- Explain the role of inflammation, including its symptoms and causes, in animals
- Explain the biological processes which affect and control the immune system in animals
- Explain the biological processes which affect and control tissue repair in animals
- Determine procedures for the management of wounds to animals, on a farm
- Explain the processes involved in cellular change in animals
- Diagnose simple health problems in farm animals
- List criteria used to assess the health status, including ill-health, of animals.
- Describe the different causes of ill-health in animals.
- Explain the methods used to prevent ill-health in animals.
- Write a standard procedure for a routine health examination of a chosen farm animal.
- Describe the symptoms of ill-health in animals.
- Compare the causes of two symptomatically similar health problems for a specified farm animal.
- Diagnose a health problem from a given set of symptoms.
- Distinguish, using labelled illustrations, between different taxonomic classes of animal pest and disease organisms.
- Describe identifying characteristics of four different disease carrying agents of specified farm animals.
- Classify commonly occurring pests and diseases of three different animals, into their taxonomic classes.
- Describe the characteristics of viruses, using illustrations and a report.
- Describe the characteristics of bacteria, using illustrations and a report.
- Describe the characteristics of protozoa, using illustrations and a report.
- Describe the characteristics of parasites, using illustrations and a report.
- Describe the characteristics of nutritional disorders, using illustrations and a report.
- Analyse the relevance of ten specified factors, to determining the health of a chosen species of farm animal.
- Describe the veterinary treatments available over the counter for on-farm use.
- Explain the vaccination programs used to treat two different specifies of farm animal.
- Describe the applications and techniques used for dips, to control external parasites in a specified farm animal.
- List the essential items for a First Aid Kit for a specified farm animal.
- Write guidelines for general procedures to follow when nursing sick farm animals.
- List the procedures employed in quarantine, using a chosen animal as an example.
- Describe the procedures for slaughtering a diseased ruminant in order to conduct a post-mortem examination.
- Prepare an illustrated, one page report on the post-mortem procedures of a ruminant.
- Compare different methods used to control a specified disease in animals.
- Identify a suitable method of control for ten different, specified pests and diseases.
- Differentiate between factors which cause inflammation in animals.
- Develop a checklist for analysing inflammation.
- Explain the inflammatory response.
- Compare the different methods used to control inflammation in animals.Â
- Describe the function of the immune system in animals.
- List the agents which can cause fevers in animals.
- Explain the biology of fevers in a specified case study of an animal species.
- Explain the methods used in treating fevers in animals.
- Explain at least five factors which influence immune response in animals.
- Explain the characteristics of the immune system in a chosen animal species.
- Describe the composition of tissues at different body sites, in terms of susceptibility to different types of internal and external damage.
- Compare the characteristics of different types of tissue damage.
- List factors, in terms of both rate of, and quality of repair; which influence tissue repair.
- Explain the biological processes, which occur as damaged tissue heals in animals.
- Compare the different effects of wounding, including psychological, physiological and anatomical, to different parts of a specified animals body.
- Explain the different biological processes which occur following wounding, including: tissue repair and infection.
- Develop a checklist for the treatment of wounds in animals.
- List an appropriate treatment for different types of wounds to different species of animals.
- Describe post care treatment of the wounds as discussed above.
- Determine the potential causes of wounding of animals.
- Develop guidelines for prevention of wounds to animals, based on the potential causes identified above.
- Describe the different causes of cellular change in animals.
- Explain the general processes associated with cancer at a cellular level, in animals.
- Explain the cellular processes associated with death of animal tissue.
- List factors which influence the rate and extent of cellular change in diseased animals.
- Monitor the health condition of an animal over a four month period.
- Observe, and prepare a report, on the veterinarians diagnostic process/ health assessment methodology, when inspecting different animals.
- Diagnose the cause of different health problems, detected in three different genera of animals.
- Develop a checklist of the diagnostic indicators of common health problems, which occur in different animal species.
Practical (Set Tasks)
Your learning experience with ADLwill not only depend on the quality of the course, but also the quality of the person teaching it. This course is taught by Vicky Protopapadaki and your course fee includes unlimited tutorial support throughout. Here are Vicky's credentials:
MSc (Distinction) Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare (University of Edinburgh), BSc Business Administration (University of the Aegean), Cert. Companion Animal Behaviour (University of Edinburgh ), Cert. Animal Use and Care (University of Prince Edward Island).
Vickys passion for animals led her to obtain her MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare, despite her having a background in business and management. Apart from her personal experience with animals, she volunteers at various animal shelters around Greece and has done research on feline behaviour at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada and on primate behaviour at Edinburgh Zoo. She is currently researching PhD opportunities in the field of animal ethics and studying entrepreneurship for the purpose of creating her own charity for animal protection in Greece.
Excerpt from the Course
Viruses are extremely difficult to identify. Being so small, they are difficult to isolate or detect, even when their symptoms are prolific.
Identification is usually carried out by passing liquid containing a virus through a porcelain filter. This filter holds back most other micro organisms but allows viruses to pass through. The liquid which is collected can then be grown on living tissue. It is often injected into eggs. The culture can later be analysed.
Viruses contain a coat or outer layer of protein enclosing a nucleic acid (RNA or DNA). Most viruses that attack animals contain DNA, while those attacking plants usually contain RNA. Viruses occur in three main shapes: spheres, rods and tadpole like shapes.
Viruses can only grow inside living cells of other organisms, and they normally need to be inside a specific host (eg. A particular type of virus only affects a particular type of animal). Though they might not grow, they can however survive for long periods outside of a host. Viruses multiply by piercing the cell wall of a host then using the material inside the cell to make more viruses.
Viruses can be transmitted in many different ways including:
- By insects such as mosquitos or fleas which take infected blood from one animal to another.
- By wild animals, birds and rodents as carriers.
- Through body fluids such as saliva, semen or blood, from one animal to another.
- Through skin contact
- By breathing in droplets in the air (eg. common cold)
It is important to prevent potential carriers of viruses coming in contact with livestock.
Where the carrier is restricted to one vector (eg. fleas) control is fairly simple. A preparatory powder, for example, can be dusted onto the host animal to protect it from fleas. When the virus has many carriers, however, it is difficult to prevent all the potential carriers from coming into contact with the host.
Protection against the more serious viral diseases is usually through vaccination.
Either an attenuated (mild) strain of the actual virus is injected into the animal, or a similar, but harmless strain is used. For example, the vaccination against foot and mouth makes use of an attenuated strain of the virus. The animal develops antibodies to the virus, and is protected from the disease.
Viruses are responsible for some serious livestock diseases including rabies and foot and mouth.
EBOOK TO COMPLIMENT THIS COURSE
A complete guide to caring for animals, designed for anyone involved in their day to day care, including farmers, pet owners and students.
By the Staff of ACS Distance Learning
Animal Health eBook course online.Animal welfare and wellbeing has become increasingly important in recent times and is a major social issue in developed countries.
"For the past 10,000 years, people all over the world have domesticated animals for various purposes. Some animals such as dogs and cats were domesticated as pets to provide company to humans. Livestock animals such as cattle and sheep were kept to provide products such as meat, wool or milk, or kept as working animals. No matter what the reason, animals and humans have been connected over an extended period of time.
Optimum health is essential to the wellbeing and longevity of all animals. It is the responsibility animal owners to ensure the welfare of the animals within their care. As part of the general care of animals, we need to be able to identify diseases. The first step in recognising diseases in animals is to understand when an animal is unwell. This generally requires three things: information on the history of the animal, a physical examination and specialized testing to identify the cause of the illness."
Understanding Animal Health Issues
Preventing Disease and Injury
Inspecting for Health
Some Common Illnesses in Animals
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Due to our years of experience and wide range of online courses, here are a list of our FAQs and Answers asked by Students.
Q. Do I need to buy text books?
A. No, you are not required to purchase expensive text books for any of our courses, since each module has been written by highly qualified tutors and writers, and our courses are updated on a regular basis, adding new information, methods and knowledge. You are supplied with all “essential” references. Extra books are always useful though, especially for special projects. Tutors will advise you what to buy if you decide you would like to have extra reading material, but it is not essential. Check out our eBookstore if you’re looking for a starting point.
Q. What sets the Academy apart from other institutions?
A. A unique feature of our courses is that we combine knowledge of the subject matter with practical tasks (set tasks, found at the end of each lesson). So you get to do practical components in each lesson. The benefits of this approach are immense: – your skills and knowledge are developed to a much higher level not normally found at other distance learning institutions.
Q. How do the practical exercises (set tasks) work?
A. The practical component of each lesson can be in the form of : Field Research, Networking and Analysis, Conducting Surveys, Growing, Collecting, Photographing and Processes.
Q. Can I pay by instalments?
A. Yes, you can view all available payment options here.
Q. Are there any hidden costs?
A. There are no hidden extras – the tuition fee covers all course material, unlimited tutor support, assignment marking/feedback and any text books where specified and exams. The only extras are for the public examinations fees for the ICB Bookkeeping course and the RHS (Royal Horticulture Society) exams.
Q. Are your courses up-to date?
A. Our courses are continually updated. The course content is rapidly updated and improved without the red tape and bureaucracy experienced at other educational institutions.
Q. Do you have a Cancellation policy?
A. We have a cancellation policy that is fair and equitable. For further details please click here.
Q. What Recognition do you have?
A. The Academy for Distance Learning has various forms of recognition:
These include TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) – an Ofqual Awarding Organisation – ADL is an approved TQUK Centre.
IARC – International Approval Registration Centre, approved member. Accredited Training Provider for ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) and Approved Distance Learning Provider for the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) and many more. Our graduates come from many parts of the world and have used our qualifications for successful employment and progression onto higher education. To view our full list of recognition and memberships please click here,
Q. Will I have any opportunity to engage with other students?
A. We have a Student Community group based on facebook! If you don’t have a facebook account already, you could make one just for talking with fellow students on the group.
Q. Why should I enrol with the Academy for Distance Learning?
A. Here at the Academy our students are our priority – we treat every student as a unique individual. This philosophy allows us to nurture those who are “slow and steady” learners rather than letting them fall through the cracks, while catering for those who are in a hurry to complete.
Q. Can I study from anywhere in the world?
A. Our courses are available to anyone, anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. The course content is relevant to any country, culture or economy.
Q. Completing the course- how long will it take?
A. Completion of modules varies from student to student. Many factors come into play such as work commitments and family life- there are always distractions. Some students work quicker than others. For a 100 hour module many students will take up to 3- 6 months, others take less time and some are even longer. It’s all up to you. There is no pressure to complete or deadline to finish. Naturally, longer courses will take more time.
Q. What learning formats are there?
A. Your enrollment comes with the Online Classroom study option by default. For a small additional cost you also have the options of USB or Correspondence.
USB: Your course is sent to you on a USB stick, so that you can carry it in your pocket. Ideal for those with unreliable internet connections. This option is an additional £5/module
Correspondence: You download the course content and then print your own copy to your requirements. You can then bind the lessons to suit your needs.
Q. Assessment – how does it work?
A. For each 100 hour module you are assessed by assignments (at the end of each lesson) and a final one and a half hour exam (or you may elect to complete a project instead of sitting the exam) – the choice is yours – you sit for the exam in your own location, or you can visit us in Canterbury, England to sit the exam if want to. Exam fees are included in the tuition fee you paid. You can read more about the examination process here. At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment. You submit it to the academy who then submits it to the tutor for marking, comments and feedback. Our policy is to have a grade for you within 5 to 7 days.
Q. How many assignments do I need to complete for each module?
A. At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment – so if a course has say, 10 lessons there would be 10 assignments. The number of lessons per module varies from module to module. See the course content from our website for further details.
Q. When do I have to hand in my first assignment?
A. There is no deadline for handing in the first assignment. Submit when you are ready. There are some students who hand in assignments within the first couple of weeks of enrolment – while there are others who submit their work 6 months later. It’s all at your own convenience to suit you. Everyone has different work and home commitments and we cater to these needs.
Q. I am having difficulty attending workshops/industry meetings, what can be done?
A. If your course requires attendance at workshops, conferences, or industry meetings; alternative arrangements can be made in your country; however, there may be an additional expense. We can appoint an appropriately qualified person anywhere to work through curriculum documentation supplied by us, to satisfy the requirements set down in a course.
Q. What qualification will I receive?
A. For individual modules, you would receive a Certificate (providing you complete all assignments and the exam). If you just want to complete the assignments only, then a Letter of Achievement would be awarded. For more details on qualifications awarded please click here.
Q. Is there a next level to progress to?
A. Yes – you can progress from one module to a combination of many modules and to higher qualifications i.e. Advanced Certificates, Diplomas and Higher Advanced Diplomas. Read more about course levels here.
Q. Can I customize my diploma/higher qualification?
A. Not all educational institution’s certificates /diplomas meet everyone’s needs. The opportunity to design your own diploma at the Academy (subject to our approval) is an added bonus, not found at other colleges. It’s a very popular option and widely used by many students. You quite simply choose the appropriate number of related modules needed to complete the qualification and submit them to us for approval as a custom diploma.
Q. What do I get when I complete the course? Will I receive a transcript?
A. At the completion of a 100-hour Certificate course and providing all assignments and exam have been completed, you will receive a Certificate and Transcript. The Transcript will list your GPA. Each 100-hour module is worth 3 credit hours.
Q. Do I have to sit for an exam?
A. Exams are optional but need to be undertaken in order to receive the Certificate or higher qualification. Exams are one and a half hours long. You appoint an adjudicator (subject to our approval) to supervise the exam. You sit for the exam in your own location. Its that simple.
Q. I don’t cope well with exams – what can I do?
A. If you feel you don’t cope well with exams you may elect to undertake a Project (set by the tutor) instead of sitting the exam. Many students prefer this option as they find researching the material for the project sharpens their research skills.
Q. If I don’t sit for the Exam do I still get a qualification?
A. If you don’t sit for the exam but complete the project alternative, you will still receive your endorsed qualification. If you don’t sit for an exam or complete a final project, providing you have completed all the assignments you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement.
Q. Do I have to sit for the exam at the Academy?
A. No – whilst you are more than welcome to come to our location in Canterbury, U.K. and sit the exam in our classroom; the more popular option is to sit for the exam in your own location. You appoint an adjudicator to supervise the exam. Click here for more information on that process.
Q. Our tutors – who are they?
A. We only employ tutors who have are currently active in their industry with at least 5 years of real-world experience. Not only are they highly qualified but also experienced, knowledgeable, and professional- experts in their chosen fields from all parts of the world.
Q. Can I contact my tutor at any time?
A. Yes- you have unlimited access to tutors. We strongly encourage students to develop a dialogue with their Tutor. This is why we encourage students to submit their first assignment fairly quickly at the beginning of the course.
Every Academy student is assigned a tutor who supports you throughout your course and beyond. Your tutor is there to guide and facilitate your learning and provides as much or as little individual contact as you would like. When you submit your coursework the tutor will give you feedback that helps you develop your ideas and provides motivation. For those who do like to have interaction with other students, the ADL discussion forum connects you to students from all over the world.
Q. How do I contact my tutor?
A. You have direct contact with your tutor by email through the Online Classroom. Alternatively, you can write, fax, email, or phone the academy. Leave a message if your tutor isn’t available and they will phone, write or fax back; whatever suits you.
Q. If I don’t understand a question or a lesson may I contact the tutor?
A. You may contact a tutor as often as you like. There is no additional charge or restriction on this service. Contact can be made via the Student Zone, email, or by phone.
Q. Practical work – How is this done?
A. To find out more about this part of the course please visit the section on How Our Courses Work here.
What your tuition fees include
There are no hidden extras
FAQ - RHS Theory Qualifications
If you require further details about any of the RHS industry recognised qualifications please, call one of our friendly RHS Course Advisors on +44 (0)1227 789 649 or email: email@example.com
Q: When can I Enrol/Start My RHS Course With ADL?
A: Anytime, Anywhere. There are no enrolment deadlines.
Q: I live Overseas. Can I Study From Overseas?
A: You can study any of the RHS theory qualifications overseas. All courses are offered in English. You will need to email RHS Qualifications direct to arrange sitting for your examination overseas.
Q: Is There a Time Limit for Completing an RHS Qualification?
A: At present there are no time limits. However, RHS is contemplating in the future, the introduction of course time-lines.
Q: Are There Any Entry Requirements (Pre-Requisites)?
A: The RHS Theory courses do not require prerequisites, previous experience or any knowledge of horticulture. You just need passion for all things horticulture.
Q: What Course Should I Start With First? I Am New To RHS Qualifications.
A: We highly recommend that you start with Level 2 – Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance.
Q: What Does ADL Course Material Include?
A: Includes Power Point Presentations, Videos and written course lessons.
Q: When Do Exams Take Place?
A: Exams are held on fixed dates in February and June of each year. You should register as a candidate at least 3 months before these dates, so please do not leave exam registration to the last minute
Q: Where Do I Take My Exams?
A: UK: You take the exams at the RHS Wisley Centre, located between Cobham and Ripley in Surrey or at other authorised RHS centres around the UK.
Overseas: please email RHS qualifications direct for centre information.
Q: Exam Pass Marks?
A: Module – pass 50%. Commendation 70%.
Qualification: 50% pass for all modules.
Commendation awarded for all modules.
Each question carries a value of 10 marks.
Q: I’m Not Happy With My Exam Results?
A: You have the opportunity to re-sit your exam at the next opportunity.
There are no restrictions on the number of re-sits you can take. The highest mark you achieve will remain.,