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    Farm Animals and Their Health

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    Hours: 24
    Duration: 1 month


    Language: English
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    Program Description

    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.

    Learning Objectives

    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.

    Syllabus

    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

    Requirements

    Prerequisites

    There are no specific prerequisites for this course

    Technical Requirements

    Internet Access: Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections. Hardware: 1 GB RAM minimum recommended PC/Windows: Windows XP, Vista or 7 Mac computers: Mac OS X 10 or higher MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple's website) Software: Google Chrome is the best browser for this course Cookies MUST be enabled Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) Kindle Reader App is needed for many courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.) Adobe PDF Reader Adobe Flash Player Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don't have PowerPoint)

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    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content

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