This core module provides the skills, knowledge and attitude for a learner to be competent in a range of routine tasks and activities that require the application of practical skills in a defined context of:

  • Ruminant breeds description
  • Ruminant shelters site and material description
  • Ruminant shelter design
  • Ruminant reproduction management
  • Ruminant feeding

This module covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to prepare workplace for veterinary intervention. Indeed, any veterinary activity involves a proper preparation of workplace. So this competence is very important for the Veterinary assistant training and it is a prerequisite for all the specific modules of the qualification involving the manipulation and treatment of the different animal species. Upon completion of this module, the trainee will be able to:

- Identify and store veterinary drugs according to their therapeutic function;

- Identify and store veterinary instruments and equipment according to their intended use;

- Clean and sanitize workplace, instruments and equipment;

-Perform proper waste disposal.

This module covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to prevent diseases for the following species: cow, sheep, goat, pig, poultry, rabbit, dog and cat. The workplace in which this competence may be applied range from veterinary clinics, animal housings/shelters, farms, customs services to slaughterhouses. It’s a prerequisite for all the specific modules of the qualification involving the manipulation and treatment of the different species mentioned above. Upon completion of this module, the trainee will be able to: Monitor physical conditions of animal housing; Restrain animals for veterinary intervention; Perform animal general examination; Use anti-parasitic drugs for disease prevention.

This module describes the skills and knowledge required to perform minor surgery on animals without supervision. Upon completion of the module, the learner will be able to Perform wound and abscess treatment Execute male castration, perform dehorning.

This module covers the knowledge; skills and attitudes required to provide a balanced feeding to domestic animals by managing fodder crops and pasture in an optimum manner. Upon completion of this module, the trainee will be able to: Cultivate fodder crops, perform pastures lay out and improvement and Manage pasture grazing.

This module covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to properly prepare and distribute

Feeds concentrates in domestic animals. Upon completion of this module, the trainee will be able to:

  1. Identify animal’s feed ingredients;
  2. Prepare animal’s feeds ration Perform feeds concentrates preparation and conservation Distribute feeds and water to animals;
  3. Maintain animals shelters hygiene and feeding/ watering equipment

This general module describes the skills, knowledge and attitude to be acquired by learner to perform the domestic animal body description. Any animal care technician has to manipulate the body of the animal during his professional work. So, this competence is very important for the animal care training and it is a prerequisite for all the specific module of the qualification involving the manipulation and treatment of the different animal species. Upon completion of this module, the trainee will be able to:

  • Describe the animal morphology
  • Describe the body apparatus and assess anatomo-physiological parameters of the main functions