CPD Hours: 16 hours
Course Length: Four weeks
Course Format: A mixture of two-hour weekly webinars (which can be viewed live and/or as recorded versions throughout the course), comprehensive notes, quizzes, case studies and tutor moderated online discussion forums
- Understanding reasons for and resolving welfare pitfalls
- Welfare, husbandry and health
- Normal attributes and relevant anatomy of poultry species
- Common diseases, treatment, prophylaxis and vaccines
- Relevant medicines legislation including notifiable diseases
- Emergency and critical care, euthanasia
- Anaesthesia and analgesia
Help, it’s a sick chicken! What advice can I give the owner? Is there any treatment?
During this online course topics covered will include anatomy and husbandry, history taking, positive signs of health, correct handling, diagnostic tests, drug administration, reproductive problems, common medical conditions including external and internal parasites, notifiable diseases, nutritional disorders, poisons and toxins, fracture repair, vaccination, emergency and critical care, anaesthesia and analgesia, euthanasia and both pedigree and ownership identification.
An introduction to the poultry industry will be discussed for completeness and how it impacts on the backyard keeper.
Why do this course?
You will gain greater confidence in advising about poultry welfare and correct handling as well as enhance your poultry medicine and surgery skills.
The webinars will run on the following dates from 12.00pm to 2.00pm London time including a 30 minute registration and familiarisation period prior to the commencement of the lecture.
Tuesday 4th May
Tuesday 11th May
Tuesday 18th May
Tuesday 25th May
Victoria Roberts, BVSc MRCVS
Backyard Poultry Vet