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Animal lovers have the opportunity to learn how to save their pet’s life in a medical emergency in an animal health and first aid course at TAFE NSW Primary Industries Center in North Wagga. The course will consist of five weekly three-hour sessions, providing hands-on experience with animals on campus and providing basic animal first aid and health care support with an emphasis on pets. Tamara Percival, animal studies teacher at TAFE NSW, who will be facilitating the course, said the information provided in the course would be very useful to a wide range of people. “It is certainly important to look at all aspects of animal care work,” said Miss Percival. “Horse trainers, veterinary nurses, people who work in pet shops and animal owners will learn how to take better care of their animals.” The main benefits are that animal owners would gain additional knowledge about them. health care and what to do in an emergency. “The pet care part also gives a taste for people who are considering working in the industry but don’t want to go all out, it gives them a chance to see if they like it first.” IN OTHER NEWS: Miss Percival believes the course offer is timely with the number of pet owners increasing during COVID-19 as people seek companionship during lockdown. She said it made sense for owners attached to their pets to learn practical skills to respond to an animal in distress. “We will be looking at the different emergencies that we encounter in the industry,” Ms. Percival said. “We will also be looking at a wide range of animal health parameters and we will be able to access dogs and cats in the classroom.” The course examines how to help stabilize a patient in an emergency, the risks to which he is confronted and gives signs to people. what it looks like if their dog isn’t eating or breathing properly. “It’s a very hands-on course and there will be a lot of animal handling and hands-on work.” Campus animal studies student Dayna Spuur, who will begin training as a veterinary nurse next year, described the course as “amazing and certainly informative.” “I’ve learned so much, it teaches you to be a lot more aware of what needs to be done in an emergency,” she said. Local vets also backed the course, saying that just like with humans, a basic knowledge of animal first aid could mean the difference between a pet’s life and death. Registration ends on September 29 for the course which will start on October 12. Details: 13 16 01 or www.tafensw.edu.au Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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