Animal Health Care

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Learn through Home Study/Online courses all about Animal Health Care. An excellent vocational pathway towards employment in the Veterinary industry. Learn to care for the health of any type of animal and understand the scope of services offered by animal care services, including veterinary practices. This course is appropriate for anyone interested in working with animals on a farm, a wildlife park or a veterinary practice. It is a sound foundation course and designed to cover most of what is found in a typical veterinary assistants course in many countries around the world. The welfare of animals is an essential part of animal husbandry and this home study course provides an excellent opportunity to start your career now.
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Nutrition
Rehabilitation
First Aid
Surgery
Veterinary
Animal Behaviour
Management
Risk
Psychology
Body Language
IT
Office IT
Animal Care
Design
Planning
Insurance
Government
Cleaning
Joint
Training First Aid
General Practice
IT risk
Ms Office
Record Keeping
Communication Training
IT Management
Livestock
Skills and Training
Veterinary Practice, Animal Science, Animal Immune System

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Lesson Structure: Animal Health Care VAG100

There are 12 lessons:

Introduction to Animal Health Care
animal welfare and control
veterinary services
code of practice
transporting animals
Common Health Problems
causes of ill health
injury
conditions
nutritional problems
living organisms
parasites
family pets common conditions
dogs
cats
caged birds
aquarium fish
mice
wild animals common conditions
reptiles
Animal Behaviour
communication in dogs
scent
barking
body language
handling cats
bird language
types of behavior
time orientation
space orientation
territorial behavior
aggression
horse psychology
Signs of Ill Health
vital signs
the healthy animal
signs & symptoms of diseases
recognising ill health
diagnosis of diseases
taking smears
taking tissue samples
diagnosis and control of different types of diseases including
viruses
bacteria
protozoa
parasites
mites
fleas
Veterinary Facilities
first aid kit
record management
enclosure for animals
environmental requirements
Safety Procedures
duty of care
lifting heavy weights
reducing back injury
protective equipment
dealing with chemicals
skin penetrating injuries
risk categories
separating animals
disposal of dead/infected tissues
dangerous non-animal wastes
storage and handling of medicines
handling larger animals
Administration of Animal Health
animal insurance
quarantine
importing animals
managing a veterinary office
telephone usage
record keeping
filing information
Animal First Aid
types of wounds
cuts
punctures
tears
treating and cleaning wounds
granulating wounds
stitching a wound
bone and joint problems
broken bones
tendon injury
poisoning
restraining animals during first aid
restraining cats
restraining dogs
restraining horses
restraining cattle
restraining sheep
Preventative Health Care
diet
insect control
dip
vaccinate
avoid stressing livestock
vaccination
Routine Health Treatments
de-sexing
castration
vasectomy
spaying
tubal ligation
castration of cats
dogs
pregnancy
gestation periods
euthanasia
anaesthesia and analgesia
preparing an animal for surgery
sterilising equipment
castrating a colt
Health Problems in Domestic Pets
burns
urinary tract infections;
shock
electrolytes
ticks
reptiles
fish problems
Rehabilitation Care
animal nursing
planning a recovery
Learning Goals: Animal Health Care VAG100

To be able to describe the scope of services offered by animal care services, including veterinary practices.
Describe common health problems in various animals, including injuries & diseases, causes of ill health problems in family pets
Explain the natural behaviour of different types of domestic animals in different situations - natural behaviour of animals, problems in wild animals, and behaviour in domestic animals
Identify common signs of ill health in different animals - vital signs, the healthy animal , signs & symptoms of disease , and diagnose and control of diseases
Describe the purposes of different facilities used in veterinary practice, the contents of a first aid kit, suitable enclosures for animals
Determine safety procedures for a veterinary practice, workplace safety issues, aspects of health and safety for veterinary practices
Describe different administration procedures in a veterinary practice, including animal insurance, legal considerations, day to day management of a veterinary office
Describe/select first aid procedures/treatments for different animals in response to common health problems in animals, identify types of wounds and suitable treatments
Describe requirements for maintaining good health in domestic animals, including nutrition & preventative medicine, preventing ill health through correct management, vaccinations
To develop an understanding of routine treatments for healthy animals such as de-sexing, managing a pregnancy and euthanasia
To develop a broader awareness of health problems and their treatment in domestic pets, discuss ticks and tick borne diseases, Australian animals, birds, reptiles, and fish
To develop skills in caring for animals prior to, during or after treatment, planning a recovery and animal nursing
Practicals:

Contact several bodies/organisations that are concerned with animal welfare, and obtain any literature or other information which you can, regarding issues such as:
Restrictions placed by local councils upon the keeping of pets.
Legal requirements on animal owners, with respect to animal welfare
Find two different types of domestic animals which you can observe (ie. different species).
Observe each on two different occasions, for at least 15 minutes each time.
Make notes of their behaviour.
Note any similarities between behaviour on the different occasions, and between the different types of animals.
Describe methods used for controlling/restraining animals during an examination
List as many things as you can that might cause a dogs temperature to go to 40oC.
Contact a state government veterinary/agriculture department, and find out anything you can about health risks to humans from domestic & farm animal diseases in your country.
Try to determine what animals are the biggest threat; what diseases are a more serious threat, and what controls are in place to minimise such problems.
List any animal diseases which may be also contracted by man, which you are aware of?
Research exotic diseases in your country or region and take notes.
Design a standard "Patient record" card/form for use by a general practice veterinarian.
At the end of each lesson their is an assignment which is submitted to the Academy to be marked by the Academy's tutors and returned with relevant feedback, suggestions, and where suggested, extra reading.Lesson Structure: Animal Health Care VAG100

There are 12 lessons:

Introduction to Animal Health Care
animal welfare and control
veterinary services
code of practice
transporting animals
Common Health Problems
causes of ill health
injury
conditions
nutritional problems
living organisms
parasites
family pets common conditions
dogs
cats
caged birds
aquarium fish
mice
wild animals common conditions
reptiles
Animal Behaviour
communication in dogs
scent
barking
body language
handling cats
bird language
types of behavior
time orientation
space orientation
territorial behavior
aggression
horse psychology
Signs of Ill Health
vital signs
the healthy animal
signs & symptoms of diseases
recognising ill health
diagnosis of diseases
taking smears
taking tissue samples
diagnosis and control of different types of diseases including
viruses
bacteria
protozoa
parasites
mites
fleas
Veterinary Facilities
first aid kit
record management
enclosure for animals
environmental requirements
Safety Procedures
duty of care
lifting heavy weights
reducing back injury
protective equipment
dealing with chemicals
skin penetrating injuries
risk categories
separating animals
disposal of dead/infected tissues
dangerous non-animal wastes
storage and handling of medicines
handling larger animals
Administration of Animal Health
animal insurance
quarantine
importing animals
managing a veterinary office
telephone usage
record keeping
filing information
Animal First Aid
types of wounds
cuts
punctures
tears
treating and cleaning wounds
granulating wounds
stitching a wound
bone and joint problems
broken bones
tendon injury
poisoning
restraining animals during first aid
restraining cats
restraining dogs
restraining horses
restraining cattle
restraining sheep
Preventative Health Care
diet
insect control
dip
vaccinate
avoid stressing livestock
vaccination
Routine Health Treatments
de-sexing
castration
vasectomy
spaying
tubal ligation
castration of cats
dogs
pregnancy
gestation periods
euthanasia
anaesthesia and analgesia
preparing an animal for surgery
sterilising equipment
castrating a colt
Health Problems in Domestic Pets
burns
urinary tract infections;
shock
electrolytes
ticks
reptiles
fish problems
Rehabilitation Care
animal nursing
planning a recovery
Learning Goals: Animal Health Care VAG100

To be able to describe the scope of services offered by animal care services, including veterinary practices.
Describe common health problems in various animals, including injuries & diseases, causes of ill health problems in family pets
Explain the natural behaviour of different types of domestic animals in different situations - natural behaviour of animals, problems in wild animals, and behaviour in domestic animals
Identify common signs of ill health in different animals - vital signs, the healthy animal , signs & symptoms of disease , and diagnose and control of diseases
Describe the purposes of different facilities used in veterinary practice, the contents of a first aid kit, suitable enclosures for animals
Determine safety procedures for a veterinary practice, workplace safety issues, aspects of health and safety for veterinary practices
Describe different administration procedures in a veterinary practice, including animal insurance, legal considerations, day to day management of a veterinary office
Describe/select first aid procedures/treatments for different animals in response to common health problems in animals, identify types of wounds and suitable treatments
Describe requirements for maintaining good health in domestic animals, including nutrition & preventative medicine, preventing ill health through correct management, vaccinations
To develop an understanding of routine treatments for healthy animals such as de-sexing, managing a pregnancy and euthanasia
To develop a broader awareness of health problems and their treatment in domestic pets, discuss ticks and tick borne diseases, Australian animals, birds, reptiles, and fish
To develop skills in caring for animals prior to, during or after treatment, planning a recovery and animal nursing
Practicals:

Contact several bodies/organisations that are concerned with animal welfare, and obtain any literature or other information which you can, regarding issues such as:
Restrictions placed by local councils upon the keeping of pets.
Legal requirements on animal owners, with respect to animal welfare
Find two different types of domestic animals which you can observe (ie. different species).
Observe each on two different occasions, for at least 15 minutes each time.
Make notes of their behaviour.
Note any similarities between behaviour on the different occasions, and between the different types of animals.
Describe methods used for controlling/restraining animals during an examination
List as many things as you can that might cause a dogs temperature to go to 40oC.
Contact a state government veterinary/agriculture department, and find out anything you can about health risks to humans from domestic & farm animal diseases in your country.
Try to determine what animals are the biggest threat; what diseases are a more serious threat, and what controls are in place to minimise such problems.
List any animal diseases which may be also contracted by man, which you are aware of?
Research exotic diseases in your country or region and take notes.
Design a standard "Patient record" card/form for use by a general practice veterinarian.
At the end of each lesson their is an assignment which is submitted to the Academy to be marked by the Academy's tutors and returned with relevant feedback, suggestions, and where suggested, extra reading.Lesson Structure: Animal Health Care VAG100

There are 12 lessons:

Introduction to Animal Health Care
animal welfare and control
veterinary services
code of practice
transporting animals
Common Health Problems
causes of ill health
injury
conditions
nutritional problems
living organisms
parasites
family pets common conditions
dogs
cats
caged birds
aquarium fish
mice
wild animals common conditions
reptiles
Animal Behaviour
communication in dogs
scent
barking
body language
handling cats
bird language
types of behavior
time orientation
space orientation
territorial behavior
aggression
horse psychology
Signs of Ill Health
vital signs
the healthy animal
signs & symptoms of diseases
recognising ill health
diagnosis of diseases
taking smears
taking tissue samples
diagnosis and control of different types of diseases including
viruses
bacteria
protozoa
parasites
mites
fleas
Veterinary Facilities
first aid kit
record management
enclosure for animals
environmental requirements
Safety Procedures
duty of care

reptiles
fish problems
Rehabilitation Care
animal nursing
planning a recovery
Learning Goals: Animal Health Care VAG100

To be able to describe the scope of services offered by animal care services, including veterinary practices.
Describe common health problems in various animals, including injuries & diseases, causes of ill health problems in family pets
Explain the natural behaviour of different types of domestic animals in different situations - natural behaviour of animals, problems in wild animals, and behaviour in domestic animals
Identify common signs of ill health in different animals - vital signs, the healthy animal , signs & symptoms of disease , and diagnose and control of diseases
Describe the purposes of different facilities used in veterinary practice, the contents of a first aid kit, suitable enclosures for animals
Determine safety procedures for a veterinary practice, workplace safety issues, aspects of health and safety for veterinary practices
Describe different administration procedures in a veterinary practice, including animal insurance, legal considerations, day to day management of a veterinary office
Describe/select first aid procedures/treatments for different animals in response to common health problems in animals, identify types of wounds and suitable treatments
Describe requirements for maintaining good health in domestic animals, including nutrition & preventative medicine, preventing ill health through correct management, vaccinations
To develop an understanding of routine treatments for healthy animals such as de-sexing, managing a pregnancy and euthanasia
To develop a broader awareness of health problems and their treatment in domestic pets, discuss ticks and tick borne diseases, Australian animals, birds, reptiles, and fish
To develop skills in caring for animals prior to, during or after treatment, planning a recovery and animal nursing
Practicals:

Contact several bodies/organisations that are concerned with animal welfare, and obtain any literature or other information which you can, regarding issues such as:
Restrictions placed by local councils upon the keeping of pets.
Legal requirements on animal owners, with respect to animal welfare
Find two different types of domestic animals which you can observe (ie. different species).
Observe each on two different occasions, for at least 15 minutes each time.
Make notes of their behaviour.
Note any similarities between behaviour on the different occasions, and between the different types of animals.
Describe methods used for controlling/restraining animals during an examination
List as many things as you can that might cause a dogs temperature to go to 40oC.
Contact a state government veterinary/agriculture department, and find out anything you can about health risks to humans from domestic & farm animal diseases in your country.
Try to determine what animals are the biggest threat; what diseases are a more serious threat, and what controls are in place to minimise such problems.
List any animal diseases which may be also contracted by man, which you are aware of?
Research exotic diseases in your country or region and take notes.
Design a standard "Patient record" card/form for use by a general practice veterinarian.
At the end of each lesson their is an assignment which is submitted to the Academy to be marked by the Academy's tutors and returned with relevant feedback, suggestions, and where suggested, extra reading.Lesson Structure: Animal Health Care VAG100

There are 12 lessons:

Introduction to Animal Health Care
animal welfare and control
veterinary services
code of...

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