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"Webinar Plus: Chickens And Their Relatives: Understanding The Health And Welfare Needs Of Backyard Flocks, Pheasants, Minor Species And Waterfowl"

Royal Veterinary College

1 year ago

Date: Monday 24th April, 2023 - Sunday 21st May, 2023
Start time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Duration: 4 hour(s)
Cost: £399

Key Areas
Welfare, husbandry and health
Normal attributes and relevant anatomy of poultry species
Current diseases: avian influenza
Common diseases, treatment, prophylaxis and vaccines
Relevant medicines legislation including notifiable diseases
Emergency and critical care, euthanasia
Anaesthesia and analgesia

About this course
Help, it’s a sick chicken! What advice can I give the owner? Is there any treatment?

During this online course topics covered will include anatomy, husbandry, history taking, positive signs of health, correct handling, diagnostic tests, drug administration, reproductive problems, common medical conditions including external and internal parasites, notifiable diseases, nutritional disorders, poisons and toxins, fracture repair, vaccination, emergency and critical care, anaesthesia and analgesia, euthanasia and both pedigree and ownership identification. Also avian influenza will be discussed, plus lockdown measures and tips on how to keep poultry happy in lockdown.

An introduction to the poultry industry will be discussed for completeness and how it impacts and supports the backyard keeper.

Why do this course?
You will gain greater confidence in advising about poultry welfare and correct handling as well as enhance your poultry medicine and surgery skills. Species covered include chickens, pheasants, turkeys, domestic waterfowl and ornamental waterfowl.

The webinars will run on the following dates from 12.30pm to 2.30pm London time.

Webinar dates:
Tuesday 25th April
Tuesday 2nd May
Tuesday 9th May
Tuesday 16th May

Who is it for?


The Speakers

Victoria Roberts, BVSc MRCVSBackyard Poultry VetVicvet

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

16 hours

Registration and Booking

Click here to reserve your place

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