In a fast-paced world that seen the rapid rise of convenience foods, environmental pollution and unsustainable development, our pets are suffering an increasing array of chronic disease issue - just like their 2-legged owners. How can you provide natural care to you beloved pets that promotes health and minimizes the likelihood of disease problems especially in later life? This first module of Natural Healthy Pets provides a starting point for owners committed to pets with optimal health and well-being.
This Unit is designed to enable the student to relate features of the anatomy of animals to the function of the organisms’ body systems and the way they work. It will provide an overview of the functional anatomy and physiology of domestic animals. Emphasis is placed on the gross anatomy and function (physiology) of the systems of the animal body and the associated medical terminology. Topics include musculoskeletal system, digestive system, cardiovascular system, cutaneous system, immune system, respiratory system, urogenital system, nervous system, and special senses and endocrine system.
- Tutor: Lyndy Scott
This course is part of the Animal Health Sciences (Basic) Course and covers the basics of maintaining animal health and taking care of small animals from a mainstream perspective as well as what to do in an emergency when you are working with animals in an animal health setting and finally companion animal disease and how it is managed in conventional veterinary medicine.
This unit develops your knowledge and understanding of the influence of the environment on animal health. Numerous environmental factors can influence health and disease and we examine those from an evidence based perspective. From heavy metals, food toxins, radiation, chemical exposure, to some hidden toxins we look at how these might influence animals in our care as well as how we might minimise the risk and help prevent disease.