Goat Medicine & Husbandry
An introduction to the medicine and basic surgery of goats with an aim to have more veterinarian willing to take on goats as patients. Currently goat owners complain that they often cannot find veterinarians willing to treat their goats.
Much of what we do in treating goats is extrapolated from sheep medicine, but there are some unique features of goat veterinary medicine that are easily learnt.
This course will present the latest evidence based approach to treating goats of any age, focussing on the main chronic infectious diseases such as Johne’s disease and Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis. Internal parasites and the need to manage them with a range of tools will also be covered. This course is based on the tutor’s personal experience with goats since 1971 and will get you up to speed in the key areas needed to provide effective veterinary care to goats. The unique aspects of caring for goats, as compared to sheep and cattle will also be addressed.
By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
Confidently assess a goat as to its general wellbeing and diagnose common diseases.
Confidently advise goat owners about biosecurity and do a biosecurity plan that will protect them from the main diseases of concern.
Understand how goats can be added to your client mix with only a few additional veterinary medicines and equipment.
- For veterinarian with no previous experience in goats, the basics will be covered in a set of written notes with embedded videos of basic procedures.
- Husbandry and Diseases of Kids
- Diseases of Adult Goats
- Parasites of Goats
This course includes:
A set of written notes and photographs within each module
Self-assessed multiple choice quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding
A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutors
An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the course
- The estimated time to complete this course is 10 hours and it will be open for 4 weeks.
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$303|
|Non-member / eMember||$607|