Mooikrans Educational Institute is, from 2018, offering a specialised course in Animal health care for our Agriculture students.
Australia Correspondence School (ACS) is an International correspondence school and offers an online course in Animal health care. On successful completion a certificate will be awarded.
Students will reside at Mooikrans Education Institute, situated in Amersfoort, where they will recieve lessons and complete all practical assignments.
International Course breakdown
COURSE CODE: VAG100
FEE CODE: S2
DURATION (Approx): 100 Hours
QUALIFICATION: Statement of Attainment
This course has been designed to help you understand animal health care and basic veterinarian procedures, and by studying with us you will gain invaluable knowledge and experience in understanding the many different aspects of Animal Health Care and their application.
Use this course to improve your employment prospects, form part of a career pathway towards becoming a qualified Veterinary Nurse or Animal Technician, or simply to provide better health care to your less human family or business enterprise members.
other animal services; breeders, holiday care, etc.
animal welfare and control
code of practice
Common Health Problems in farm animals and pets
causes of ill health
family pets common conditions
wild animals common conditions
communication in dogs
types of behavior
Signs of Ill Health
the healthy animal
signs & symptoms of diseases
recognising ill health
diagnosis of diseases
taking tissue samples
diagnosis and control of different types of diseases including
types of facilities; clinic, hospital, mobile facility, emergency facility,etc
first aid kit; aids for diagnosis, instruments, medicines, preparations, etc
enclosure for animals
duty of care
lifting heavy weights
reducing back injury
dealing with chemicals
skin penetrating injuries
disposal of dead/infected tissues
dangerous non-animal wastes
storage and handling of medicines
handling larger animals
Administration of Animal Health
managing a veterinary office
Animal First Aid
types of wounds
treating and cleaning wounds
stitching a wound
bone and joint problems
restraining animals during first aid
Preventative Health Care
preventing ill health
Comparing natural active immunity, artificial active immunity, natural passive immunity, and artificial active immunity
types of vaccines
alternatives to vaccination
avoid stressing livestock
Routine Health Treatments
castration of cats
anaesthesia and analgesia
preparing an animal for surgery
castrating a colt
Health Problems in Domestic Pets
urinary tract infections;
scope of rehabilitation
planning a recovery
the hospital pen
monitoring temperature, pulse, respiration
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
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Describe the scope of services offered by animal care services.
Describe common health problems in various animals.
Explain the natural behaviour of different types of domestic animals in different situations.
Identify common signs of ill health in a variety of animals.
Describe purposes of a range of facilities in a veterinary practice.
Determine safety procedures for a veterinary practice.
Describe a range of administrative taskes carried out in a veterinary practices.
Describe first aid procedures and treatments for different animals.
Describe requirements for maintaining good health in domestic animals.
Develop an understanding of routine treatments for healthy animals.
Develop broader awareness of health issues and treatments in domestic pets.
Develop skills in caring for animals prior to, during or after treatment
First Aid level 1 – 3
Wool handling and classification
All national courses are presented by qualified first aid officers, local wool farmers, and vetenarians.
Frans Joubert, MSc, whom was previously an agricultural teacher and Headmaster and Elna Wahl, who also has an Agricultural teaching background, will be presenting the practical aspect of the course and will assist students with the online modules.
The cost for 2019 R80 000 which is all inclusive – Accomodation (full board and lodging) at Mooikrans and study monies for external courses.
Full payment of study fees on 31 December – R78 000
First payment of R40 000 on the 1st February, R20 000 on the 1st April and last payment of R20 000 on the 1st June
First payment of R40 000 on the 1st February, R5 000 x 9 payments on the 1st of every month (Beginning the 1st March)
The Academic year starts on the 1st February and ends on the 30th November.
Read up about the course at : www.acs.edu.au courses/animal health care
MOOIKRANS EQUUS EDUCATIONAL & TRAINING INSTITUTE
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P.O. Box 543, Amersfoort, Mpumalanga, 2490
Elna C. Wahl (Director and owner)