Master backyard poultry care with our expert-led online course.
Elevate your veterinary skills with our comprehensive Backyard Poultry course, curated by the esteemed Dr. Bob Doneley. This course empowers veterinarians with in-depth knowledge in pet chicken medicine, tackling infectious diseases, anaesthesia, and surgery.
As the number of backyard chickens presenting at veterinary clinics continues to rise, gain the confidence to manage these cases effectively. We cover everything from introductory care to complex disease treatment, ensuring you're equipped for the demands of modern avian medicine.
Veterinary nurses passionate about poultry care are welcome to enrol. While the course is designed with veterinarians in mind, it presents a valuable learning opportunity for nurses ready to deepen their avian expertise.
Ready to become a go-to expert in backyard poultry? Join us and bring advanced poultry care to your practice.
I thought Bob's opinions and views on life and poultry were enlightening and I now approach my avian patients with enthusiasm rather than fear. Thanks
Liz Brown 2023 Course Participant
I thoroughly enjoy participating in the TimeOnline, with cases backing up the knowledge learnt.
Katie Powell 2021 Participant
By successfully completing this course, you will:
- Gain mastery in applying the SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan) methodology specifically to pet chickens.
- Deepen your understanding of the pharmacology related to avian medicine, including the legal restrictions of medications in poultry.
- Enhance your knowledge of common diseases of backyard poultry.
- Acquire insights into how avian physiology influences anaesthetic protocols and outcomes in chickens.
- Become familiar with common surgical problems in chickens.
- Introduction to backyard poultry – breeds, husbandry & nutrition
- Clinical approach to the chicken – the physical exam, diagnostics, the use of medications, euthanasia, necropsy
- Common infectious diseases – respiratory infections, viral and fungal diseases, parasitism
- Common non- infectious diseases – reproductive disease, pododermatitis, wounds, etc.
- 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.
|| Price including
10% loyalty discount**
|Recent Graduate / Part-time Professional Member
|eMember / Non-Member
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.
**If you have completed a TimeOnline course in the past 12 months you may be eligible for the 10% loyalty discount. The discount will be automatically applied when you enrol online.