Poultry Health & Welfare – Management Short Course (laying)

This half-day course is designed for all people who work with commercial layers and is delivered by a trainer who has over 35 years experience in the industry.

The course is approved by the British Poultry Training for the Lion Passport training scheme and a certificate is issued upon completion.

Content overview
  • Legislative requirements
  • Equipment for maintaining bird welfare
  • Emergency procedures
  • Monitoring of environment & litter conditions
  • Awareness of the five freedoms
  • Accommodation
  • Range management & predator control
  • Monitoring provision of feed & water (including hygiene)
  • Identification of birds that need culled, methods of culling & disposal
  • Pest & parasite detection
  • Record keeping including biosecurity checks & visitors book
  • Bird handling
  • Causes of stress
  • Identification of diseases & specific control methods
  • Management of hospital pens
  • Salmonella control & sampling techniques
  • The role of the vet & the vet health plan
  • Administration & responsible use of vaccines & medication
  • Feather scoring & prevention of injurious pecking
  • Terminal hygiene

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