A solid introduction to animal health, where you learn to assess animal health, explain a variety of conditions and identify appropriate treatments or responses to a range of more common complaints or illnesses. It is helpful to complete Animal Husbandry I before attempting this course.
There are 10 lessons in this course:
- Introduction To Animal Health
- Signs & Symptoms Of Diseases
- Disease Classification
- Causes & Diagnosis of Diseases
- Treatment Of Diseases
- Fever & Immunity
- Tissue Repair
- Cell Changes
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.
- 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
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