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Backyard Poultry TimeOnline

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Backyard Poultry TimeOnline

This course aims to give you more confidence in approaching your backyard poultry cases by firstly providing an introduction to pet chicken medicine and then discussing common infectious and non-infectious diseases, anaesthesia and surgery.

 

Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

This course introduces backyard poultry to the clinician to allow comprehensive and effective workup and care for these patients.

Keeping a few chickens in the backyard has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the last decade, with the backyard chicken becoming one of the most common birds presenting for veterinary care. This course aims to give you more confidence in approaching your backyard poultry cases by firstly providing an introduction to pet chicken medicine and then discussing common infectious and non-infectious diseases, anaesthesia and surgery.


Past Participant:

I can recommend Backyard Chickens course for all beginners in backyard pet poultry. Opened a real new world for me. And provided a good map to start understanding this world much better.
Kadri Janson 2020 Participant

I thoroughly enjoy participating in the TimeOnline, with cases backing up the knowledge learnt.
Katie Powell 2021 Participant

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • be able to apply the principles of SOAP to a pet chicken
  • understand the use and restrictions of common medications
  • understand common diseases of backyard poultry
  • understand how avian anatomy and physiology affects the use of anaesthesia in chickens
  • be familiar with common surgical problems in chickens. 

Modules

  1. Introduction to backyard poultry – breeds, husbandry & nutrition
  2. Clinical Approach to the Chicken – the physical exam, diagnostics, the use of medications, euthanasia, necropsy
  3. Common infectious diseases – respiratory infections, viral and fungal diseases, parasitism
  4. Common non- infectious diseases – reproductive disease, pododermatitis, wounds, etc.
  5. Anaesthesia and surgery – common surgical procedures

What is a TimeOnline?

Flexible and accessible online CPD

TimeOnline is a quality online education program delivered by veterinary experts, in short, manageable timeframes. 

You will be engaging with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum and other online resources including a set of concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and complete your CPD requirements. All participants receive an electronic certificate upon successful completion of the course. 

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Student members are also welcome to enrol.

Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Registrant Type Price
Member* $510
Recent Graduate / Part-time Professional Member  $320
Nurse Member $320
Student Member $160
eMember / Non-Member $640

*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.

 
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TimeOnline
Tuesday, 13 June 2023 to
Monday, 10 July 2023
15 CPD Point/s
Delivered Online
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TimeOnline
Tuesday, 13 June 2023 to
Monday, 10 July 2023
15 CPD Point/s
Delivered Online
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Tutor/s

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Bob Doneley
BVSc FANZCVS (Avian Medicine)
Bob Doneley is a Professor in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine at the University of Queensland. After graduating from UQ in 1982 and working as an associate in practices in Queensland...
Bob Doneley
BVSc FANZCVS (Avian Medicine)
Bob Doneley is a Professor in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine at the University of Queensland. After graduating from UQ in 1982 and working as an associate in practices in Queensland...

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