Animal Health and Welfare

Course CodeSGA4
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion

Caring for animals properly starts with knowledge and awareness of the animal’s needs, and things that can threaten the animal’s well-being. This course can provide a very solid introduction to understanding animal health and welfare for any situation.

  • For pet owners, it will empower you to make better decisions about caring for your pets.
  • For anyone working on a farm or in a zoo, it will broaden and deepen your understanding of what is required in day to day work.
  • For anyone working with wildlife, it will change the way you see the animals you encounter.
  • For anyone aspiring to work with animals, it will improve their knowledge, expand their awareness of employment opportunities, and put themselves in a better position to seek employment working with animals.


Lesson Structure

There are 8 lessons in this course:

    • Considering Animal Ethics
    • Animal Rights
    • Animal Welfare
    • Health And Welfare
    • Providing Animal Health Care
    • Routine Health Treatments
    • Health Checks And Observations
    • The Importance Of Good Nutrition
    • Watering
    • Exercise And Stimulation
    • Appropriate And Safe Environment
    • Controlling Pests And Diseases
    • Veterinary Prevention
    • Lesson 2 Additional Reading
    • Review What You Have Been Learning
    • Pathogens
    • Inspecting The Health Of Animals
    • Signs Of Ill Health
    • Differential Diagnosis
    • Lesson 3 Additional Reading
    • Review What You Have Been Learning
    • Types Of Wounds
    • Treating Wounds
    • Fly Control
    • Bone & Joint Problems
    • Poisoning
    • First Aid For Wildlife
    • Lesson 4 Additional Reading
    • Review What You Have Been Learning
    • African Swine Fever
    • Allergies
    • Anaplasmosis
    • Anthrax
    • Aspergillosis
    • Arthritis
    • Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
    • Bacterial Infections
    • Bile Duct Obstruction
    • Bladder Stones
    • Blastomycosis
    • Bloat
    • Blue Tongue
    • Botulism
    • Bordetella (Respiratory Infection)
    • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
    • Brucellosis
    • BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea)
    • Camel Pox
    • Cancer
    • Cancer Eye
    • Candida
    • Canine Distemper
    • Cataracts
    • Chlamydiosis
    • Cholera
    • Chronic Murine Pneumonia (Murine Mycoplasmosis)
    • Coccidiosis
    • Colitis
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Cryptococcosis
    • Cryptosporidiosis
    • Cystitis
    • Dermatitis
    • Diabetes Insipidus
    • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Dermatophilosis
    • Dropsy (Fish)
    • E-Coli 0157
    • Ear Mites
    • Eczema
    • Egg Binding
    • Encephalitis
    • Enteritis
    • Epilepsy
    • Equine Encephalomyelitis
    • Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)
    • Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (EIA)
    • Equine Influenza
    • Erysipelas (Swine)
    • External Parasites
    • Feline Asthma
    • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
    • Feline Infectious Peritonitis
    • Feline Leukaemia Virus (Felv)
    • Fibrosis
    • Fish Fungus
    • Flea Anaemia
    • Foot And Mouth Disease
    • Foot Rot
    • Lesson 5 Additional Reading
    • Review What You Have Been Learning
    • Gastroenteritis
    • Giardia
    • Glaucoma
    • Grass Tetany
    • Heartworm
    • Heat Stress
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Hookworm
    • Hendra Virus (Equine Morbillivirus Pneumonia)
    • Hydatid Disease
    • Hymenolepiasis
    • Hypertension
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ibd)
    • Internal Parasites
    • Intestinal Impaction (Snakes)
    • Kennel Cough
    • Laryngitis
    • Legionellosis (Pneumonia Or Mild Respiratory Illness)
    • Leptospiriosis
    • Leukaemia
    • Liver fluke (Fasciola Hepatica)
    • Listeriosis
    • Lumpy Jaw
    • Lyme Disease
    • Lymphocystis
    • Lymphoma
    • Malaria
    • Mange
    • Mastitis
    • Melioidosis
    • Metabolic Bone Disease (Reptiles)
    • Mouth Canker (Stomatis)
    • Mrsa Infection
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Mycotic Infection (Reptiles)
    • Myiasis
    • Necrotic Dermatitis (Scale Rot)
    • Newcastle Disease
    • Nipah Virus
    • Nitrate Poisoning
    • Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
    • Lesson 6 Additional Reading
    • Review What You Have Been Learning
    • Obesity
    • Overgrown Teeth
    • Ovine Johne’s Disease (OJD)
    • Pancreatic Disorders
    • Parvovirus
    • Pediculosis (Lice)
    • Peritonitis
    • Pneumonia
    • Poisoning
    • Polyomavirus
    • Pox Virus
    • Proventricular Dilation Disease (Pdd)
    • Psittacosis
    • Q Fever
    • Rabbit Calicivirus Disease
    • Rabies
    • Rhinitis
    • Rift Valley Fever (Rvf)
    • Ringworm
    • Scabies (Sarcoptic Mange)
    • Salmonellosis
    • Scours
    • Sendai Virus
    • Screw-Worm Fly
    • Streptococcal Infection
    • Surra
    • Swine Influenza (Hog Cholera)
    • Taeniasis
    • Tail And Fin Rot
    • Tetanus
    • Ticks
    • Toxic Plants
    • Toxoplasmosis
    • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE)
    • Tuberculosis
    • Varroa Mite
    • Vesicular Stomatitis
    • Visceral Larval Migrans
    • West Nile Virus (WNV)
    • White Spot (Ichthyophtirius Multifiliis)
    • Woody Tongue
    • Lesson 7 Additional Reading
    • Review What You Have Been Learning

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who owns an animal - pets or livestock
  • Anyone working with animals - pets, livestock or wildlife
  • Wildlife officers, zoo keepers
  • Farm managers or workers
  • Veterinary, animal health or animal welfare workers

This course can be a first step toward finding work or studying more about animals. It is a minimal yet substantial commitment, to  gaining useful knowledge on the subject. It will allow you to get a more realistic understanding of what is involved in working with animals, and give you a better perspective for making decisions about where to look for work, or what else you might consider studying. For anyone who is already dealing with animals, it may be an excellent refresher course, or good professional development to fill in gaps you may have in your knowledge.



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