This course introduces backyard poultry to the clinician to allow comprehensive and effective workup and care for these patients.
Keeping a few chickens in the backyard has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the last decade, with the backyard chicken becoming one of the most common birds presenting for veterinary care.
This course aims to give you more confidence in approaching your backyard poultry cases by firstly providing an introduction to pet chicken medicine and then discussing common infectious and non-infectious diseases, anaesthesia and surgery.
Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
"As a busy practice owner and mum I find it very hard to keep up with my continuing education. This course was very achievable in the time I had, the knowledge gained was very practical. Great value for money."
By successfully completing this course, you will:
Be able to apply the principles of SOAP to a pet chicken
Understand the use (& restrictions) of common medications
Understand common diseases of backyard poultry
Understand how avian anatomy and physiology affects the use of anaesthesia in chickens
Be familiar with common surgical problems in chickens.
1. An introduction to pet chicken medicine
Introduction to pet poultry
Physical examination, diagnostic testing and diagnostic imaging
The use of drugs in backyard poultry
2. Infectious diseases
Common viral infections and fungal infections
3. Common non-infectious diseases
Anaesthesia and surgery
Analgesia and anaesthesia
This course includes:
Written notes, photographs, videos and case studies
Self-assessed multiple choice quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding
A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutors
An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the course
The estimated time to complete this course is 10 hours and it will be open for 4 weeks.
Limited places remaining
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$289|
|Non-member / eMember||$578|
The TimeOnline nurse rate is the same as the Recent Grad/Part-time member rate in the table above.
Repeat CPD Participant Discount*
If you have:
- Completed 2 or more Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses.
- Participated in a CVE DE, TimeOnline or face-to-face CPD in the past 12 months you are eligible for a 10% discount for further registrations (excluding DE, workshops, the Practical Ultrasound -Intensive Short Course and the Recent Graduate Survival Seminar).
*Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount options for multiple registrations at the one event, please read the full Terms & Conditions.
Discounts and nurse registrations can’t be processed online. Please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm) or email@example.com.