Animal Health Planning (Sheep, Beef & Deer)
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Animal Health Planning (Sheep, Beef & Deer)

Integrated animal health planning is an essential component of profitable farming – healthy livestock are profitable livestock. This course is accredited by Massey University as part of the NZVA CPD Pathway and is worth five (5) University credits.

 Export to Your Calendar 1/01/2018 to 31/12/2018
When: 2018 dates to be confirmed
Where: New Zealand
Contact: Hannah Schrader
04 495 1140

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Course Description

Integrated animal health planning is an essential component of profitable farming – healthy livestock are profitable livestock.  Disease and subsequent production losses/death pose a substantial cost to sheep, beef and deer farmers.  With a heightened emphasis on monitoring and increasing inputs to achieve increased returns, maintaining a health herd/flock status is increasingly important.

 


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  1. Develop integrated animal health plans for sheep, beef and deer farming systems.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness and working knowledge of appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
  3. Collate, analyse and interpret farm production data with reference to existing target KPI’s to identify potential areas for improvement.
  4. Facilitate a comprehensive discussion with farmers on setting appropriate goals and targets and discussion to identify areas/opportunities for improvement and action.
  5. Produce, in consultation with the farmer, a detailed report and calendar of events tailored to the farm.

Assessment

To complete the Animal Health Planning course each participant must complete the online learning component (1), participate in the contact course workshop (2), and submit a satisfactory case study report (3).  It is anticipated that this course will comprise of 50 hours of learning.


Course Outline

Title

Task / Activity

Week

Introduction

  • Online material available to participants.
  • This will include background to the course, relevant scientific papers, links to appropriate source of information, case studies and information regarding the animal health review process, with workbooks specific to deer, sheep and beef.
  • There will also be an online discussion forum, in which all enrolled students will be able to participate.

1-6

Workshop

  • Contact course workshop at Massey University.
  • The process of animal health planning will be discussed. All learning objectives will be covered

6

Assessment

  • Case Study
  • All participants must submit a case study (for a client’s farm) demonstrating they have successfully completed the animal health planning process in its entirety

6-12

            


Funding

The development of this course was made possible with funding from the Passion2Profit (P2P)  programme - a primary growth partnership between Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries,  and funding from the Society of Sheep & Beef Cattle Veterinarians of the NZVA.


Acknowledgements

The Deer Workbook was funded by the P2P and supplied by Deer Industry New Zealand.  The Sheep and Beef Workbook is based on the Deer Workbook and was created with the permission of Deer Industry New Zealand.