|Module Title||ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Mark Dagleish|
|Pre-Requisite||RS10510 , RS11010|
ii) Causes of disease.
iii) Signs of illness in different species of animals.
iv) Examination of an individual sick animal and examination of the herd.
v) Methods of diagnosis.
vi) General systemic conditions, e.g. tox?mia, hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration, acid-base balance (acidosis/alkalosis), conditions associated with nutritional status, causes of weight loss, immune deficiency disorders, localised infections.
vii) Prevention and control of general systemic diseases on individual and herd basis.
viii) Transport and housing of livestock - welfare guidelines
i) Identify veterinary terminology
ii) Distinguish between sick and healthy animals on the basis of behavioural changes and by recording 3 basic
diagnostic parameters (temperature, pulse and respiration).
iii.) Describe common systemic diseases of farm animals.
iv) Discuss preventative control measures available for these diseases.
v) Apply knowledge of animal welfare to provide better environment for animals on the farm and during transport.
vi) Administer first aid to an injured animal
vii) Write and convey reports on the condition of a sick animal.