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Care of Birds in a Veterinary Environment (4 Day Course) at Cornwall College

Course description

This course is designed for qualified Veterinary Nurses who wish to broaden their knowledge of avian husbandry and handling, anatomy and physiology and disease conditions that commonly affect the domestic and exotic bird. The course will be taught as follows, with each day running from 10.00am until 4pm:

  • Day 1 - Wednesday 10th June (Duchy College, Rosewarne)
  • Day 2 - Wednesday 17th June (Duchy College, Rosewarne)
  • Day 3 - Wednesday 1st July (Duchy College, Rosewarne)
  • Day 4 - Wednesday  8th July (Paradise Park, Hayle)

Course content

This course will cover the following areas:

  • Safe handling, restraint and transportation
  • Temporary accommodation
  • Recognising signs of good and poor health in birds
  • Assessment of behaviour
  • Avian anatomy and physiology
  • Associated conditions and their treatment

Future opportunities

You can take the skills and knowledge learnt on this four day course back to your working environment, and deal more confidently with both domestic and exotic birds.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cornwall College directly.

Last updated date: 27 May 2015
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    • Duchy College Rosewarne is situated on a working farm on the site of a former Ministry of Agriculture horticultural experimental station.

      Our extensive beautiful grounds are spread over approximately 47 hectares and are an excellent horticultural resource with national plant collections on campus.
      We have a large variety of facilities to help you with your studies and these include our:

      • Animal management centre
      • Working nursery
      • Land-based engineering workshops
      • Agriculture buildings including a large cattle shed
      • Veterinary nursing facilities
      • Floristry unit
      • Protected cropping unit
      • Production unit
      • Science laboratories
      • Learning support centre
      • Computer suites

      It’s not all work and no play at Rosewarne as here you have The Nest which is your common room on campus. It has comfy sofas, a plasma screen, a table tennis table and two pool tables.

      What can I study?
      We provide specialist courses in agriculture, animal management, countryside, floristry, horticulture, land-based engineering and construction plant, skills for life and veterinary nursing.