Veterinary Nurses / Assistants

4 or 8 weeks Internship Program in Avian Husbandry and Medicine

ADFH has developed a special 4 and 8 weeks Internship Program in Avian Husbandry and Medicine for veterinary nurses and veterinary assistants to provide them with extensive knowledge and practical orientation in avian husbandry and medicine. This program applies for veterinary nurses or assistants only. The 4 or 8 weeks internship program for avian husbandry and medicine is a comprehensive and profoundly interactive education in both, theory and practice of falcon and avian husbandry and medicine. At the hospital, the trainee will be taught the keeping, care taking and handling of falcons and comprehensive training will be given on care and management of falcons. He/she will also be trained on feeding and medical management of diseases affecting falcons including collection of clinical samples.

Theory classes will be held throughout the internship period. Handouts of learning material will accompany these theory sessions. The trainees are expected to complete assignments for each of these classes which have to be given in form of presentations. The trainees are encouraged to refer to the extensive Avian Medicine library in ADFH in preparation for their training and for the assignments.

Syllabus for the 4 and 8 weeks Internship Program in Avian Husbandry and Medicine

Internship Program in Avian Husbandry and Medicine for Veterinary Nurses/Assistants
Programme 4 Week
Internship Program in Avian Husbandry and Medicine
8 week
Internship Program in Avian Husbandry and Medicine

Syllabus

Theory classes

Class 1
Anatomy and physiology of birds

Class 2
Handling and restraint of birds

Class 3
Imping and coping

Class 4
Clinical sampling from birds

Class 5
Feeding of sick falcons

Class 6
Medical care of sick falcons

Class 7
Husbandry of falcons

Class 8
Most common diseases of falcons

Same theory classes as in the 4 weeks course plus additionally

Class 9
Identification of species, determination of age and CITES regulations

Class 10
Intensive care of sick falcons

Class 11
Anesthesia in falcons

Class 12
Radiography of falcons

Class 13
Parasitology of falcons

Class 14
Bacterialand fungal diseases of falcons

Class 15
Surgical aftercare of falcons

Class 16
Post mortem examination as a diagnostic tool

Training Fees

For veterinary nurses/ assistants: 1250 US$

For veterinary students:
2500 US$