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Animal Body Condition Scoring Microcredential

body condition scoring

This course provides learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform body condition scoring (BCS) and animal behavior assessment for a variety of select animal species. Learners will gain valuable insights into the significance of body condition scoring as an indicator of overall animal health and welfare. The course will also focus on developing low-stress handling techniques, equipping learners with the skills necessary to perform optimal assessments of animals in various settings.

Delivery: Blended

Costs & Fees: $499+ GST

Length of Program: 2 weeks

Program Dates:

  • Online portion: January 29 - February 9, 2024
  • On-Campus lab portion: February 10, 2024

Registration deadline: 2 weeks prior to course start date. Pending availability; late registrations may be accepted with a late fee. Limited space is available so register early.

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What will you learn?

  • Identify signs of fear, anxiety, and stress in animals.

  • Understand the principles and importance of low-stress handling techniques.

  • Implement measures to create a calm and secure environment for animals during assessments.

  • Describe the significance of body condition scoring in assessing animal health and welfare.

  • Understand different body condition scoring systems used for various species.

  • Demonstrate the practical skills required to accurately perform body condition scoring on select animal species.

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