Intensive Foal Nursing

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Course Name
Intensive Foal Nursing
Course Number
Statement of Attainment


This qualification is designed to provide qualified veterinary nurses with tuition in general veterinary care of horses, breeding and foaling, and to provide the specific skills and knowledge required to care for newborn foals and nurse critically ill foals during hospitalisation in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Entry Requirements

You must have completed the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing as a pre-requisite for entry into this course.

It is also a requirement of the course, that you are employed in a mixed or equine veterinary practice or stud farm, which carries out general foal nursing. A workplace supervisor should hold a Certificate IV Vet Nursing qualification or equivalent (Diploma, or Bachelor degree in equine studies/veterinarian). Your supervisor is required to sign off skills for each unit, and will be contacted regularly to verify these skills.

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