The Livestock Health & Welfare course focuses on the latest research and legislation by drawing on the expertise of Aberystwyth University and the Royal Veterinary College, Wales.
The first part of this course will look at the general legislation and management of health and welfare across the: ruminant and monogastric sectors, focussing on current methods of assessing and improving health and welfare in cattle, sheep, pig and poultry systems; as well as the economic implications of poor health and welfare.
The second part of the course will offer you the choice of which sectors you will be assessed on.
Depending on which sector you choose, you will cover the latest research on those diseases of most concern and will look at how welfare is measured and could be improved in that sector.
On successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Compare the current methods of assessing and improving livestock health and welfare.
• Judge the potential economic implications of poor health and welfare.
• Evaluate the different methods of improving welfare and controlling disease for their chosen pathway.
• Assess the potential future benefits to ruminant health and welfare of current and future research.
Course Provider: Aberystwyth University
Course Date: This course commences each January
Course Delivery: Distance Learning – 14-week online course
Course Fee: POA