Time TBC depending on delegate availability | Online face-face course via Zoom

Poultry in Practice made simple

Hens are sold out across the country due to egg shortages. You WILL be seeing more chickens after COVID-19. Do you want to be prepared? By the end of this course you will be able to investigate and decide on the most appropriate actions for common pet chicken presentations.

Time & Location

Time TBC depending on delegate availability
Online face-face course via Zoom

About the Event

16 hours

10h of interactive face-face online teaching

6h of directed learning in preparation for the next session


Run over seven taught sessions, likley Wednesdays from 3pm but depending on delegate availabilities

Maximum of six delegates

Suitable for vets and very experienced poultry owners


Learning objectives

1. Describe normal anatomy, physiology and clinical exam landmarks of a chicken.

2. Identify common pathologies found in post mortem examinations of pet chickens and determine the most appropriate diagnostic test(s).

3. List common diseases affecting backyard chickens

4. List differential diagnoses for Avian Influenza

5. Prescribe medications for backyard birds according to the cascade and advise the most suitable withdrawal periods.

6. Identify common husbandry issues which contribute to stress and disease.

7. Evaluate presenting material and determine the most appropriate action(s) in a common presentation of a chicken case.

This course will be run with a combination of Zoom (online teaching) and Email (homework)

Homework documents and comprehensive course notes will be provided

Technology requirements: Computer, webcam & speakers

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Surrey Poultry Vet is a registered veterinary practice (RCVS), under the registered company Butler Physiotherapy Ltd, 11893457