Chicken & Poultry Health – Online Veterinary Course
Learn how to keep chickens healthy and happy, and identify the causes of poultry disease with this free online veterinary course from the University of Nottingham.
Who is the course for?
This course would appeal to the veterinary community – in particular small animal vets, newly qualified vets, and veterinary students – as well as owners of ‘pet’ (non-commercial) poultry, and public/animal health professionals and charities.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Describe the lifecycle of poultry, and the differences between commercial and non-commercial birds.
Describe the key requirements of poultry regarding their housing, biosecurity, nutrition and protection from predators.
Evaluate a bird’s general health and identify the key signs which indicate poor health.
Discuss the main categories of infectious disease affecting poultry, including examples of pathogens causing respiratory, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and dermatological infections.
Discuss the main categories of non-infectious disease affecting poultry, including examples of skeletal, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and dietary/nutritional disorders.
Discuss the importance of vaccination in disease control.