This training course aims to give trainees knowledge, understanding and basic skills in administering first aid to farm animals. The course covers the provision of first aid to animals, health and safety, bio-security, assessment of animals, safe handling, treatment and transportation. It provides the trainee with the skills required to administer emergency first aid to an animal in order to save life or relieve pain or suffering, in accordance with Schedule 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966). The length of training may vary depending on the objectives covered, the ratio of trainee/instructor and the ability and previous experience of the trainees. The delivery of training covers a mix of both theory and practical elements.
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