Animal movement, restraint and handling are key elements of working with animals. Correct techniques ensure that the welfare of animals and the health and safety of the individual are maintained. 

Throughout this module learners will perform health checks on animals and be able to recognise health and ill-health in animals, learn how to correctly administer preventative treatment for things such as fleas or mites. Learners will finally learn what potential animal emergency situations there are and how to deal with them to minimise stress to the animal and ensure their own safety.

In this unit you will explore the methods used to handle and restrain mammals, birds, fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians that are commonly kept as pets. You will learn about the equipment used to handle and restrain animals, and how to use it safely. You will learn about how to assess the behaviour of animals through their body language. You will gain practical experience in assisting with the handling and restraint of animals and you will consider the health and safety aspects. This is unit will provide you with essential experience when trying to find employment in the animal care industry.  

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