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Backyard Poultry
Mini Series

Learn how to manage key conditions affecting backyard poultry in practice, with this easy to attend, fully guaranteed, Online Mini Series™ from CPD Solutions

  • Gain confidence with pet poultry with minimal effort
  • Recognise common conditions and develop effective treatment plans
  • Deal with emergencies calmly and prevent common complications
  • You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification

The breakdown into symptomatic approaches and the way it was practical advice rather than just a list of possible diseases

Most useful-Learning about common problems in backyard poultry and appropriate drug use. It has improved my basic knowledge for assessing and treating backyard poultry

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

Husbandry, Basic Techniques, Preventative Medicine and Legislation

  • Recognise the most common species and breeds
  • The basics of general husbandry and housing
  • What is a normal behaviour and how to correct abnormal behaviours
  • Step by step of a complete physical exam
  • Handling, sample collection and basic techniques
  • Understand vaccination and other preventative protocols
  • Overview of nutrition and nutritional disorders
  • How to keep a flock free from infectious diseases
  • Simplified overview of normal anatomy and post-mortem examination
  • What every vet needs to know about UK legislation on backyard poultry
  • What every vet needs to know about avian influenza and Newcastle disease, the two notifiable diseases of poultry
  • Use of drugs on backyard poultry

Session 2

Approach to Clinical Signs and Conditions Part 1

  • How to investigate unspecific signs such as lethargy, weakness, anorexia and weight loss
  • How to deal with emergencies
  • What to do with hens that stop/decrease egg production or produce abnormal eggs
  • How to investigate abdominal distension and cloacal prolapse
  • How to prevent and treat reproductive disease
  • Differential diagnosis for sour crop/crop impaction
  • Approach to respiratory disease
  • How to deal with eye and sinus disorders

Session 3

Approach to Clinical Signs and Conditions Part 2

  • How to distinguish normal from abnormal droppings
  • Approach to diarrhoea
  • Understand sudden death and heart conditions
  • How to deal with fractures and other musculoskeletal problems
  • How to approach lameness and manage pododermatitis
  • Developmental problems in backyard poultry
  • Clinical characteristics of skin and feather disorders
  • Overview of external and internal parasites
  • Differential diagnosis for neurological disorders
  • Brief overview of other conditions

Meet the Presenter....

David Perpiñán

DVM MSc PhD Dip ECZM (Herpetology)
RCVS Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine

David Perpiñán qualified from the University of Barcelona in 2000 and has worked since with zoo and exotic animals in universities, private practices and zoos of Europe and North America.

He gained an MSc working on chelonian haematology and a PhD working on viral diseases of ferrets, and he is a diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine and a RCVS Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine.

David currently works as a free-lance vet in Naturavets Consultancy.

Watch the recordings at a time convenient to you!

The content of the Mini Series will help me very much in my work in practice. It will give me confidence to approach cases in a logical way and reach a working diagnosis and treatment plan, whilst recognising where specialist advice and referral is appropriate.

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12 months access to recordings and course materials is included

Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.


Take advantage of the easy Online Mini Series™ format and get all the help you need with backyard poultry

Just £397 + VAT*

  • Overseas customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT.
  • Overseas customers in the EU; provide your VAT number and we will refund the VAT.
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Price includes...

  • All 3 sessions
  • Notes and quiz (8 hours CPD)
  • PLUS unlimited access to recordings and all course materials for 12 months!
  • No traffic jams or accommodation hassles
  • No child or pet care to arrange
  • No rota clashes to worry about and no locum cover needed

Just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource


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Very thorough and comprehensive courses. The course notes are a great addition too.

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