Year 7 - Tertiary: Animal husbandry | City of Casey
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Year 7 - Tertiary: Animal husbandry

Activities

Equine husbandry

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safe catching and handling procedures
  • Behaviour and group dynamics
  • Grooming
  • Hoof care
  • Determining age (dentition)
  • Evaluation

Small animal husbandry

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Handling and restraint of small companion animals
  • Checking for signs of ill health
  • Animal behaviour
  • Delousing
  • Worming
  • Grooming
  • Water quality
  • Animal nutrition
  • Environmental enrichment
  • Quarantine (why and when)
  • Evaluation

Facility operations and hygiene

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Enclosure design
  • Checking for signs of ill health
  • Environmental enrichment
  • Poultry pests
  • Nutrition
  • Behaviour
  • Safe and practical cleaning procedures
  • Substrate and recycling of wastes
  • Water quality
  • Evaluation

Practical handling and husbandry techniques

  • Occupational health and safety concerns
  • Mustering
  • Large animal handling and restraint procedures
  • Sheep/goat tipping and restraint
  • Checking for signs of ill health
  • Dentition
  • Hoof paring
  • Worming
  • Delousing
  • Ruminant nutrition
  • Debrief
  • Evaluation

Nursing and management of native animals (optional extra)

There are four modules to choose from:

  1. Native birds
  2. Reptiles
  3. Kangaroos
  4. Emus

In each module, we cover:

  • Wildlife licensing
  • Enclosure design
  • Animal behaviour
  • Catching
  • Restraint and handling
  • Animal nutrition
  • Signs of ill health
  • Environmental enrichment
  • Worming
  • Delousing
  • Quarantine
  • Evaluation

Feed the animals (optional extra)

  • Hand feed animals such as alpacas, camels, cattle, buffalo, goats and emus.

Duration

Each session runs for 30-60 minutes and can be scheduled or altered to accommodate for your group’s needs.

The program generally runs from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm but we are very flexible based on your needs.

Cost

  • GST-free for secondary schools.
  • $25 per student
  • Teachers are free.

A minimum of 10 students required and a maximum of 30 per day.