Farm Animals and Their Health

Farm Animals and Their Health
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Many people are returning to their roots these days and venturing into one of the oldest professions - farming - but on a smaller scale. Small scale farming is a viable source of side income as well as a great family food source. This course will provide you with resources and information needed to start raising, caring for and profiting from small animals and cattle. You will gain information about every aspect of raising farm animals, from selecting the right animals to harvesting and butchering.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify healthy animals to use in production and recall the difficulties and benefits of raising livestock
  • Recall the specifics of raising and handling various breeds of waterfowl, turkeys, game birds and rabbits
  • List ways to grow your farm with goats, sheep and pigs
  • Recognize the necessary steps needed to profit from cattle 

Farm Animals and Their Health Module 1 Chapters 1-2
Starting with Your Land and Chickens

Module one provides an in-depth overview of the difficulties and benefits of raising livestock. Will take a look at the beginning stages of farm development, such as selecting the proper land based on what types of animals you’d like to acquire and the associated cost of start-up materials. The proper way to raise chickens to ensure their optimal development and as well as potential health concerns will also be addressed.

  • Farm Expenses
  • The Difficulties and Benefits to Raising Livestock
  • Selecting, Raising and Feeding Your Chickens
  • Common Health Concerns
  • How to Benefit From Your Investment

Farm Animals and Their Health Module 2 Chapters 3-5
Discovering the World of Waterfowl, Turkeys, Game Birds and Rabbits

Module two explores the specifics of raising and handing various breeds of waterfowl, turkeys, game birds and rabbits. Learning how to prepare for the arrival of these types of animals is essential as it is a thorough process with many components. The proper ways to handle reproduction and caring for the young are essential skills to ensure a healthy and functioning farm.

  • Common Breeds
  • Selection and Husbandry
  • Handling
  • Common Health Concerns
  • Reproduction and Caring for the Young

Farm Animals and Their Health Module 3 Chapters 6-8
Growing Your Farm with Goats, Sheep and Pigs

Module three addresses all aspects of raising animals that are a bit larger and require more care, such as goats, sheep and pigs. We will take a look at what is involved in selection, breeding and husbandry. Specific handling techniques for the breeds based on size will be looked at, as well as potential health concerns and disease prevention measures.

  • Common Breeds
  • Various Purposes for Animals
  • Selection and Husbandry
  • Potential Health Concerns
  • Suggested Cage Sizes for Larger Breeds

Farm Animals and Their Health Module 4 Chapters 9-12
Cattle and the Necessary Steps to Profit

Building on the last module, module four focuses on both beef and dairy cows and what is involved in raising these large animals. We will also look into two subjects that can be difficult for a beginner, the subjects of medicating and butchering your livestock. Proper ways to keep cows healthy to increase profit and reproductive health will be covered.

  • Common Breeds
  • Husbandry, Reproduction and Caring for Calves
  • Common Health Concerns
  • Administering Medication
  • Proper Methods for Butchering your Animals

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 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player