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Zoo Animal Welfare and Care for Veterinary Professionals

Course description

We have an ethical responsibility to promote optimal welfare for animals housed in zoos and aquariums. This course provides the essentials of current animal welfare science and best practices relevant to zoos with emphasis on veterinary care. Practical examples, case studies, and best practices will be discussed. This course is aimed at veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses/technicians and students working within or with an interest in this field.

Learning outcomes:

After this course you will be able to: 

Define animal welfare and care
Describe the holistic approach to animal welfare 
Recognise the importance of ethics
Understand the approach to preventative health care
Identify concerns and challenges affecting the welfare of the animal 
Identify opportunities for promoting positive animal welfare 
Describe animal welfare assessment methods
Recognise the importance of meaningful record keeping 
Understand the differences between input resources and outcome (animal-based) parameters 
Recognise the importance of applied science
Understand the importance of assessing and managing ageing animals
Appreciate the challenges around euthanasia and how to overcome them
Recognise the need for human wellbeing in conjunction with animal care

 
Time/CPD hours: 16 (10 taught & 6 reading/contributing to discussions)

Launch price 6 August 2020: Euro 398,00 (original price 499,00)

Available price plans:

2 monthly payments of €212,00 EUR
3 monthly payments of €145,00 EUR
4 monthly payments of €112,00 EUR

CLICK HERE to buy the course in the PAWS Store.
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Download the course content overview Part 1 with graphics, links to articles, guidelines and other resources by clicking HERE
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Download the course content overview Part 1 with graphics, links to articles, guidelines and other resources by clicking HERE
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This course is a collaboration between AnimalConcepts & Chapman Zoo Consultancy

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