Domain - Animal Husbandry

Domain - Animal Husbandry

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Level 3

Demonstrate knowledge of basic animal husbandry
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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19540 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe and identify selected animal species; describe the needs of the selected animal species; and describe routine health indicators for the selected animal species.

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Primary Industry Training Organisation

Perform disbudding and dehorning procedures on cattle
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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21356 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited for this unit standard are able to prepare for disbudding calves and dehorning cattle, and disbud calves and dehorn cattle.

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Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe parturition and after care of companion animals
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5165 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: parturition, and possible complications and responses, for a companion animal; and post-parturient care for mother and neonatal companion animal.

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Primary Industry Training Organisation

Assist with parturition and after care of farm animals, and respond to client requests for advice
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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5166 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to, for farm animals: supervise parturition; provide immediate post-parturient care for mother and newborn; and respond to client requests for advice.

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Primary Industry Training Organisation

Provide ongoing care for paediatric farm animal patients and the mother
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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5169 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to for farm animals: attend to the immediate health requirements of the neonate and mother; provide care in the event of abnormal early health and behaviour of the neonate; care for the orphaned animal; wean according to species; and respond to client requests for advice.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 4

Perform ultrasound scanning for pregnancy diagnosis in farm animals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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21359 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare for and carry out ultrasound scanning of farm animals.

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Primary Industry Training Organisation

Manage a breeding programme for companion animals
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5162 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: select breeding animals; observe breeding cycles and mate at optimum time; care for the female during pregnancy; supervise parturition/whelping; and manage the lactating animal and wean according to species. People credited with this unit standard may be involved with breeding small animals in a commercial or intensive breeding situation.

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Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of, and respond to client requests for advice on, companion animal breeding
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5163 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of breeding animal selection, breeding cycles of companion animals and mating, and care of a pregnant female; and respond to client requests for advice.

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Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of, and respond to client requests for advice on, farm animal breeding
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5164 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the selection of breeding farm animals, breeding cycles of farm animals and mating, and care of a pregnant female; and respond to client requests for advice.

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Primary Industry Training Organisation

Provide specialist care for paediatric companion animal patients and the mother
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5168 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to for companion animals: provide care in the event of abnormal early health and behaviour of the neonate; attend to ongoing general health requirements; care for the orphaned animal; wean according to species; and respond to client requests for advice.

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Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 5

Supervise monogastric animal feeding, and respond to client requests for advice
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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5186 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to for monogastric animals: determine the nutritional requirements of the animal; compile nutritionally balanced diets and feeding programs for the animal; recognise problems relating to the digestive tract and feeding, and recommend prevention and treatment; and respond to client requests for advice.

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Primary Industry Training Organisation

Supervise ruminant animal feeding, and respond to client requests for advice
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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5187 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to for ruminant animals: determine the nutritional requirements of the animal; compile nutritionally balanced feeds and feeding programs for the animal; recognise problems relating to the digestive tract and feeding, and recommend prevention and treatment; and respond to client requests for advice.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Data as at 24 September 2021