21 Sep 2020

Exotic Animal - Biology, Nutrition, Husbandry and Diseases of Ferrets and Fish; Unusual Mammalian Pets, Amphibians and Invertebrates



Key learning objectives Day One:

  • Diagnose and treat ectoparasitic, bacterial, fungal, viral and neoplastic skin disease in ferrets
  • Diagnose and treat diseases affecting the gastrointestinal, respiratory and urogenital systems in ferrets
  • Understand infectious diseases in ferrets such as distemper, tuberculosis, Aleutian disease and human influenza
  • Assess disease patterns, environmental factors and fish husbandry and apply these to quarantine and disease prevention strategies
  • Perform clinical examinations and have a knowledge of anaesthesia, medication and therapeutics with respect to fish
  • Diagnose and treat common skin diseases, ocular disorders, respiratory and internal disease and have an understanding of the principles of fish surgery

Key learning objectives Day Two:

  • The husbandry and diseases of small pet marsupials such as sugar gliders, wallabies and opossums
  • Understand the husbandry and diseases of pet skunks
  • The husbandry and diseases of Procyonids such as the raccoon and kinkajou
  • Understand the husbandry and diseases of Herpestids such as the dwarf mongoose and meerkat
  • The husbandry and conditions affecting pet amphibians
  • Understand the husbandry and diseases of invertebrates

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  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  3. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.

Key Information

Exotic Animal - Biology, Nutrition, Husbandry and Diseases of Ferrets and Fish; Unusual Mammalian Pets, Amphibians and Invertebrates
21 Sep 2020
22 Sep 2020
2 Day Course
Day 1
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
Day 2
08:30 Registration
09:00 Course starts
16:30 Course finishes
12 CPD hours
Simon Girling
Price: £1,195.00 + VAT

Alternative Start Dates

No alternative dates at present


Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.



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