Animal Care, Welfare and Husbandry – Diploma

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The Animal Care Welfare and Husbandry Diploma programme has been developed for those who want to know more about the care of particular species of domestic pets and are planning to work in a pet store or animal rescue centre. It will also be a very useful introduction to further study for those wishing to embark on a career as an animal care assistant.It is a very comprehensive programme that is unrivalled in the sector.Modules 1 and 2 are compulsory. Four from the remaining 6 must also be completed. Each module will contain details of the animals’ husbandry including health issues, vaccinations, reproduction, any grooming, nail care and dental care that might be needed along with suitable accommodation and diet.

 

Course Modules:

  • How to handle a cat
  • General cat equipment
  • Cat identity
  • Toys and exercise
  • Vaccinations
  • Feline infectious diseases
  • Feline nutritio
  • Keeping the cat clean and tidy
  • Feline health checks
  • Feline eye disorders
  • Disorders of the skin and coat
  • Disorders of the bones, muscles and joints
  • Common nutritional disorders
  • Parasites and worming programmes
  • Keeping the cat flea free
  • Lice, mites and ticks
  • The elderly cat
  • How to administer medication to the cat

  • History
  • Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and Hamsters in the wild
  • Physical appearance
  • Senses
  • Life cycle of the rabbit, guinea pig and hamsters
  • Different breeds of rabbits, guinea pigs and species of hamster
  • Housing
  • Exercise
  • Companionship
  • Natural diet and feeding
  • General care including handling, grooming, nail clipping and teeth trimming
  • Common Health problems

  • History
  • Rats, Mice, Gerbils and Jirds in the wild
  • Physical appearance
  • Senses
  • Life cycle of the Rats, Mice, Gerbils and Jirds
  • Different breeds of Rats, Mice, Gerbils and Jirds
  • Housing
  • Exercise
  • Companionship
  • Natural diet and feeding
  • General care including handling, grooming, nail clipping and teeth trimming
  • Common Health problems

  • History of amphibians
  • Amphibian Biology
  • The tail-less amphibians: Frogs and toads
  • The tailed amphibian: Newts and Salamanders
  • Limbless and worm like amphibians: Caecilians
  • Housing and Feeding of amphibians
  • Reptiles: Snakes, Lizards, Tortoises and Turtles
  • Reptile Biology
  • Reproduction and breeding in captivity
  • Health care
  • Zoonosis
  • How to keep Turtles and Tortoises
  • Snake anatomy and physiology
  • Caring for the snake: handling, housing and feeding
  • Snake health problems
  • Commonly kept Lizards
  • Caring for the Lizard: housing and feeding
  • Invertebrates and arthropods
  • Tarantulas: Accommodation, feeding, moulting, sexing and health problems
  • The Imperial Scorpion
  • Giant Millipedes
  • Stick insects: Handling, sexing and breeding
  • Molluscs: accommodation, feeding and health problems

  • Setting up an aquarium
  • Fish anatomy and physiology
  • Fish health
  • Infectious diseases: Viruses and Fungi
  • How to diagnosis diseases in fish
  • Parasites: Internal and External
  • Bacterial fish diseases
  • Fungal diseases
  • Maintenance of the aquarium including daily checks
  • Feeding

  • Equine health checks
  • Pulse, respiration and temperature of the horse
  • Signs of poor health
  • First Aid
  • Infectious diseases
  • Viruses and Fungi disease
  • Bacterial diseases including Strangles, Tetanus, Botulism and Mud Fever
  • Fungal diseases
  • Viral diseases including Equine Herpes Virus, Equine Influenza
  • Nutritional disorders
  • Feeding the horse
  • Internal and external parasites
  • Caring for the grass kept horse
  • Caring for the stabled kept horse
  • Grooming and grooming kits

  • Commonly kept species: Budgerigar, Canaries, etc
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Reproduction
  • Housing and exercise
  • Feeding
  • Catching and handling
  • Signs of ill health
  • Moulting
  • Infectious diseases
  • Viruses and Fungi
  • Internal and external parasites

 

Course Details:

Study Level 3

The study Level relates to the how demanding the course is. 1 is beginner and 5 is HND / Foundation Degree level.

6 Module Course

Modules 1 and 2 are compulsory. Four from the remaining 6 must also be completed. Each module will contain details of the animal’s husbandry including health issues, vaccinations, reproduction, any grooming, nail care and dental care that might be needed along with suitable accommodation and diet.

 

Fees: Excluding VAT

Full Course Fee – R10 100.00 (includes registration and 6 modules)

or

Pay as you learn option – R1750 registration (once off) and R1550 per module

Pay as you learn optionPay for one module

 

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Product price: R8,585.00 Excl Vat
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