Join us for an online course which provides the essentials of current animal welfare science and best practices relevant to zoos with emphasis on veterinary care. Practical examples, case studies, and best practices will be discussed.
We have an ethical responsibility to promote optimal welfare for animals housed in zoos and aquariums. This course provides the essentials of current animal welfare science and best practices relevant to zoos with emphasis on veterinary care. Practical examples, case studies, and best practices will be discussed. This course is aimed at veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses/technicians and students working within or with an interest in this field.
After this course you will be able to:
Define animal welfare and care
Describe the holistic approach to animal welfare
Recognise the importance of ethics
Understand the approach to preventative health care
Identify concerns and challenges affecting the welfare of the animal
Identify opportunities for promoting positive animal welfare
Describe animal welfare assessment methods
Recognise the importance of meaningful record keeping
Understand the differences between input resources and outcome (animal-based) parameters
Recognise the importance of applied science
Understand the importance of assessing and managing ageing animals
Appreciate the challenges around euthanasia and how to overcome them
Recognise the need for human wellbeing in conjunction with animal care
20 hours (13 hours taught & 7 hours reading/contributing to discussions)
Euro 398.00 (original price 499.00)
Download the course content overview Part 1 and 2 with graphics, links to articles, guidelines and other resources by clicking on the link below. This document also contains a link to contact us which will take you to a contact form for you to fill in to be placed on the mailing list for the course.
This course is a collaboration between Chapman Zoo Consultancy and