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Canine Breeding [Diploma]              Purchase This Course 

 

This course is a unique and comprehensive advanced course for those involved in or wishing to be involved in Canine Breeding. It covers all aspects of those things which impact in anyway on the outcomes for dog breeders generation after generation. Many of the certificate courses are compulsory components of this course and the student may wish to complete individual certificates courses to build their study requirement. 

 

 

 

Course duration: on average 3years self-paced home study.

 

Maximum Time allowed 5years from purchase date.

 

Qualification on completion – MDBA Diploma.

 

Entry requirements

 

Students must have basic English literacy and numeracy skills.

 

Minimum education

 

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

 

Computer requirements

 

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

 

Member Discount applies Email for prices 

 

 

Modules for Diploma in Canine Breeding

 

Module 1 Welfare, Ethical and Legal Issues.

 

Unit 1

 

Ethical issues involved with breeding and the Breeders rights and responsibilities.

 

Unit 2

 

Welfare Issues Relating to breeding dogs

 

Unit 3

 

Responsible record keeping.

 

Module 2. Anatomy.

 

Unit 1

 

Surface Anatomy – understanding and identifying the various regions of the Canine body

 

Unit 2

 

Osteology and how the skeleton is the rigid scaffolding, which provides the framework of the body.

 

Unit 3

 

Arthrology, anatomical formations linking 2 bones –  the difference between synovial or non-synovial joints, and their purpose

 

Unit 4

Myology, the function of muscles

 

Unit 5

 

Thoracic Topography which involves the respiratory System from the nasal cavities to the pulmonary alveoli

 

Unit 6

 

Abdominal Topography, The digestive system

 

Unit 7

 

Cardio Vascular System, How the heart works and circulation of blood in the adult and the foetus; Arteries and Veins

 

Unit 8

 

The canine urinary system

 

Unit 9

 

The Canine Nervous System

 

Unit 10

 

The Canine Central Nervous System

 

Unit 11.

 

The Canine Peripheral Nervous System

 

Module 3 – Genetics

 

Unit 1

 

Genetics and the language used

 

Unit 2

 

Breeding is as art and a science

The different methods of selective genetic breeding,

The advantages and disadvantages of each

How they can be applied to a breeding program

Probabilities and their use in predicting outcomes

 

Unit 3

 

Diversity in breeding the Purebred dog

Breeding Misconceptions

Gene linkage and trait combinations

Polygenic Traits Dominant and recessive traits

Incomplete dominance

Epistasis

Incomplete penetrance

Homozygosity

Heterozygosity

Pleitropy

Sex linked traits

 

Unit 4

 

Heritability

Heritability estimates

Breeding goals and Genetic principals

Pedigree analysis

Estimated breeding values

Temperament variants by breed

Evaluating temperament

The effect of Genes and environment on temperament

 

Unit 5

 

Basic concepts and definitions

Probabilities and their use in predicting outcomes

Sex linkage and other modes of inheritance for traits controlled by a single locus

Two-loci interactions (epistasis)

Testing hypotheses for genetic inheritance (chi-square testing)

Linkage

Selection against recessive alleles including use of molecular information

 

Unit 6

Coat colour

 

Module 4  Parasitology

 

Unit 1.

Parasites and parasitism

What is a Parasite?

Definitions and Terminology used in dealing with Canine Parasites

The influence of parasites on host evolution

Injurious effects of parasites on their hosts.

 

Unit 2

Protozoa

Cestodes.

Resistance and Immunity to Parasites

Importance of Genetic constitution in determining resistance to parasites.

Geographic Distribution influences.

Life Cycle Strategies

The behavioural mechanisms that hosts employ

Common parasites of the dog

 

Unit 3

 

Parasite diagnosis

Importance of accurate diagnosis of parasites.

Traditional methods of diagnosis

Advantages and disadvantages of traditional diagnosis

Designing and optimising diagnostic tests

 

Unit 4

 

Treatments

The selectivity of anti-parasite drugs

Resistance

 

Unit 5

 

Control strategies

Control methods integrated with the parasites life cycle

Prevention of Environmental Contamination

Destruction of Free-Living Stages

Prevention of Parasite Maturation

Integrated Control

Zoonotic considerations

 

Unit 6

 

The natural way.

Immunity

Herbs

Homeopathic Therapies

Holistic Therapies

Principles of natural animal health care.                         

 

Module 5 – Nutrition

 

Unit 1

The importance of Canine Nutrition

The physiology of digestion and evolutionary diets

Nutritional requirements and signs of deficiency

Building blocks of basic nutrition

Comparison of different diets

 

Unit 2

 

Dangers of over nutrition

Use of dairy products

Additives and supplements

Vitamins and minerals

Amino acids and anti-oxidants

Glyconutrients

Prebiotics, probiotics and enzymes

Carbs and energy

Electrolytes

Fatty acids

 

Unit 3

 

Ways nutrition affects your dog's behaviour

Elimination of common diseases by diet

Diets and supplements for specific medical conditions

Relationship of nutrition to development of skeletal diseases in dogs

Disorders of mineral metabolism in pups and juvenile dogs

Bloat

Canine Food allergies

 

Unit 4

 

Pregnancy and lactation nutritional requirements

Puppy rearing diets

Foods for weight gain

Foods for weight loss

Foods for racing greyhounds and the canine athlete/working dog

Unit 5

 

Foods to avoid

Edible Herbs for dogs

Natural health recipes

Bait recipes

At home health checks for symptoms of nutritional problems

Food remedies.

 

Module 6 - Immunology

 

Unit 1

Introduction to Canine Immunology

The immune system

Innate Immunity and Inflammation

 

Unit 2

Complement

Granulocytes

Macrophages

Adaptive Immunity

 

Unit 3.

 

Lymphocytes

Antigen and Antibody

T Cell Subsets

Antigen Recognition

Response to Antigen

Body Surface Immunity

Fetal and Neonatal Immunity

 

Unit 4

 

Immune Dysfunction

Basic Vaccinology

Toxicity and vaccinations

Tissue repair

Fever and immunity

Nutrition

Stress

 

Unit 5

Advances in canine infectious diseases

Immunologic basis of food sensitivity

Protective Immunity

 

Unit 6

A holistic approach to a healthy immune system

 

Module 7 - Reproduction

 

Unit 1

 

Reproduction and the Male Dog

Profiling a pedigree

Selecting sires

Popular sires

Testosterone development

Stud dog Management

Possible problems and diseases in stud dogs.

Samples of contracts and record keeping

 

Unit 2

 

Reproduction and the Bitch

Planning for healthy puppies

Pre breeding testing

Maximising conception

Infectious causes of reproductive failure.

Breeding your female

Artificial insemination

Infertility in bitches

Reproductive Complications Affecting Fertility and Pregnancy in the Bitch

 

Unit 4

 

Veterinary procedures and complications

Use of supplemental progesterone in the management of canine pregnancy

Clinical use of anti-progestin in the bitch

Pregnancy determination

Canine pregnancy failure

 

Unit 5

 

Management of the pregnant bitch

Drugs that cross the placenta and may impact on the health of the brood bitch

Dietary Implications

Environmental Factors

Preparation for whelping

 

Module 8- Whelping and Rearing Puppies  

Unit 1

Whelping environment

Building a whelping box

Whelping supplies and kits

Whelping management

Record keeping and observations.

 

Unit 2

 

New puppies on the way

Highlights of whelping

A guide to whelping

Helping your bitch with labour and delivery

 

Unit 3

 

Problems with whelping

Telltale signs of a difficult labour

C Section surgery

Post-operative care of the bitch and the puppies

Oxytocin

Dystocia

Mastitis

Helping your bitch with labour and delivery

Medical management of complications

Common problems faced by the breeder

Maximising neo natal survival

CPR in new borns

 

Unit 4

 

Urineogenital injuries

Abnormalities of female reproduction

Vaginal prolapse

Uterine inertia

Retained placenta

Pyometra

Mother care

Unit 5

Canine paediatrics

Fading puppy syndrome

Orphans and how to raise them

Puppy milk replacers and recipes

Tube feeding

Hypoglycemia

Save a puppy’s life

Premature pups and their care

Swimmer pups.

 

Unit 6

 

What to watch for as the pups grow

Congenital problems

Weaning the pups

Worming schedule

Vaccinations

 

Unit 7

Placement of pups,

Contracts

Guarantees

Computer software.

 

Module 9 Canine First Aid

 

Unit 1

 

Terminology and Abbreviations in Veterinary Care

Basic Hygiene and Procedures

Normal Vital Signs

How to take and record a dog's vital signs

What CRT Means

Reading Bowel Motions

How to Collect Urine and Faecal Samples

Medications, Administering

Canine First Aid Kit

 

Unit 2 Priorities of First Aid

 

A.B.C

Administering C.P.R

Haemorrhage, Control of and Tourniquet Application

Symptoms and Treatment of Shock

Stabilizing and splinting Fractures

Wound Dressing and Bandaging

Safe handling and Transport of the injured dog

Unit 3 General First Aid

Allergies

Burns, Electrocution

Convulsions and Seizures

Choking

Drowning

Dog Fights

Broken Toenails

Foreign Bodies in Ears and Eyes

Prolapsed Eyeball

Heat Stress

Gastric Torsion

Poisoning.

 

Unit 4

 

Disaster Preparedness and response

 

Module 10 - Kennel design and management in a breeding kennel

 

Unit 1

 

Effective Management of the Environment and Disease Control. Maintaining a Proper Kennel Environment and Hygiene and Sanitation of Kennel Runs

Much of this is relative to the design of the kennel which is touched on here but will be looked at in much closer detail in the Diploma of Kennel Management Course

 

Unit 2

Socialisation, training and environment enhancement.

 

Unit 3

 

Stress Management of Dogs in a Kennel Environment.

The importance of daily visual and hands on inspections

 

Unit 4

Staff accountability and training, records need to be maintained in a kennel setting

 

Final External  Exam. 

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