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Animal Health Care and Management National Certificate III (TESDA Course)

The ANIMAL HEALTH CARE AND MANAGEMENT NC III Qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve in providing livestock health care in both backyard and commercial livestock farms under the supervision of a veterinarian.

This Qualification is packaged from the competency map of the Agri-Fishery Sector.

A person who has achieved this Qualification is competent to be:

  • Livestock Health Technician

ANIMAL HEALTH CARE AND MANAGEMENT NC III QUALIFICATION

Course Title: ANIMAL HEALTH CARE AND MANAGEMENT
Level: NC III
Nominal Training Duration : 208 Hours

The ANIMAL HEALTH CARE AND MANAGEMENT NC III Qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve in providing LIVESTOCK HEALTH CARE in both backyard and commercial livestock farms under the supervision of a veterinarian. It covers the basic, common and core competencies.

TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Trainees or students wishing to gain entry into this course should possess the following requirements:

  • Ability to communicate, both oral and written;
  • Have attended training on Animal Production NC II or have had equivalent experience or have been certified in the Units of Competency Raise Swine (AGR621303) and Raise Large Ruminants ( AGR621304)
  • Physically fit and mentally healthy as certified by a Public Health Officer

COMPETENCY STANDARDS IN ANIMAL HEALTH CARE AND MANAGEMENT NC III

This units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:

CORE COMPETENCIES (176 Hours)

UNIT CODE CORE COMPETENCIES
AGR321301 Restrain and handle animal
AGR321302 Apply bio-security measures
AGR321303 Administer drugs and biologics
AGR321304 Handle and store drugs and biologics
AGR321305 Collect and handle specimen

RESTRAIN AND HANDLE LIVESTOCK (AGR321301) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to restrain and handle livestock according to industry standards and animal welfare. It includes selection of animals and evaluation of animal conditions, and selection and application of appropriate handling and restraining technique.

  1. Select animal and observe its condition
    • The candidate livestock is identified and selected according to instructions and specifications from supervisor or veterinarian
    • The stage of production of identified animal is determined based on observation and records
    • The prevailing condition is observed and reported in terms of animal grouping
  2. Apply appropriate handling and restraining technique
    • Animal is handled following standard operating procedures to minimize animal stress
    • Restraining technique is selected based on the degree of restraint needed
    • Tools and equipment and supplies and materials are prepared according to restraining technique to be applied
    • The chosen technique is executed in accordance with animal welfare act

APPLY BIO-SECURITY MEASURES (AGR321302) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to apply bio-security measures in livestock farm operations. It includes identifying bio-security threats and hazards, applying disease prevention practices, applying prevention practices in disease transmission and maintaining records.

  1. Identify bio-security threats and hazards
    • Immediate threats to the health of the animal are identified and reported based on observation
    • Bio-security threats are identified based on established organizational policy
  2. Apply disease prevention practices
    • Preparation of supplies and materials and application of disinfectants are done according to standard operating procedures
    • Vehicle vats and foot vats are prepared and monitored regularly according to standard operating practice
    • Hygiene and sanitation of farm, farm personnel and visitors are followed based on standard operating practice
    • All types of vehicles and equipment entering the farm are disinfected according to standard operating procedures
    • New stocks to be introduced into the herd are quarantined and vaccinated according to standard operating procedures
    • Vaccination programs and health programs are implemented as designed by veterinarian
  3. Apply preventive disease transmission practices
    • Preventive measures on notifiable diseases as declared by BAI are followed based on industry and BAI standard
    • Medication and vaccination programs are followed strictly as recommended by manufacturers and veterinarian
    • Hygiene and sanitation of farm, farm personnel and visitors are followed based on standard operating practice
    • Sick and unfit stocks are culled or isolated in accordance to animal welfare act or standard operating procedure
    • Dead stocks and by-products are disposed using proper disposal method
    • Communication with supervising veterinarian are done regularly or as the need arise based on observation
  4. Maintain records
    • Appropriate records are kept, collated and updated regularly in accordance with organizational policy
    • Reporting to veterinarian or supervisor are carried out properly based on records

ADMINISTER DRUGS AND BIOLOGICS (AGR321303) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to administer drugs and biologics in livestock farms. It includes preparation of supplies, materials, tools and equipment, preparation of animal, application of drugs and biologics, and monitoring and recording animal response to drugs and biologics. It requires more supervision from veterinarian.

  1. Prepare appropriate supplies, materials, tools and equipment
    • Availability of necessary supplies and materials are checked and prepared according to standard operating procedure
    • Supplies and materials are transported to the pig house/pen using approved transport tools and equipment
    • Availability of appropriate tools and equipment are checked and prepared according to standard operating procedure
    • Tools and equipment are transported to the animal house/pen using approved transport tools and equipment
  2. Prepare animals
    • Animals are prepared according to standard organizational procedures or based on animal health status
    • Animals are restrained/handled using appropriate restraining technique in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Animal Welfare Act
  3. Apply drugs and biologics
    • Drugs and biologics are checked based on the manufacturer’s or veterinarian’s recommendations
    • Necessary precautions when administering drugs and biologics are checked according to manufacturer’s or veterinarian’s recommendations
    • The body weight of the animal is estimated (if the quantity to drug to be administered is based on weight)
    • The route of administration is determined based on manufacturer’s recommendation
    • The drugs and biologics are administered to animals according to standard operating procedures
    • Used supplies and materials are disposed as need following appropriate disposal method
    • Reusable supplies and materials are cleaned, disinfected and stored following standard operating procedures
  4. Monitor and record response to drugs and biologics
    • The name of drugs/biologics and dosage administered to the pigs are recorded on the animals’ respective record card
    • Reactions/responses of the animal to the medication are checked at least twice a day. Observations are recorded
  5. Record Data
    • Biologics and drug inventories are updated
    • Medication and vaccination programs are monitored

HANDLE AND STORE DRUGS AND BIOLOGICS (AGR321304) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to handle and store drugs and biologics. It includes preparation and transport of drugs and biologics using appropriate container, disposal of used bottles, storage of unused drugs and biologics and keeping of records.

  1. Service hydraulic pump
  2. Service Hydraulic Distributor
  3. Service Hydraulic Lift Arms
  4. Service Hydraulic pressure lines, blocks and reservoir
    • Complete work processes

DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OF 4-WHEEL TRACTOR (AFF723307) – This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitude to service clutch system, service drive train system and conduct transmission system tests of 4-wheel tractor.

  1. Prepare and transport drugs and biologics
    • Drugs and biologics are checked for expiration dates, and the contents for any signs of damage
    • Drugs and biologics are transported or carried to and from the farm building using specified container/equipment and materials
  2. Dispose used bottles and biologics
    • Used bottles are disposed of properly using approved disposal methods or standard operating procedures
    • Expired and damaged drugs and biologics are reported and disposed following standard operating procedures
  3. Store unused drugs and biologics
    • Unused drugs and biologics are kept and stored in their proper places based on standard operating practice
    • Unused drugs and biologics are kept and stored following the specific storage temperature requirements as stated in the label
    • Portions of unused drugs and biologics are labeled and sealed based on standard operating procedures
    • Unused drugs and biologics are properly stored using first – in – first – out (FIFO) system
  4. Maintain records and provide feedback
    • Records are kept and updated according to organization standard
      • Reporting to supervisor or veterinarian is carried out based on records

COLLECT AND HANDLE SPECIMEN (AGR321305) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to collect and handle specimen. It includes preparation of supplies and materials, selection and execution of appropriate restraining technique, collection and transport of specimen under the supervision of veterinarian.

  1. Prepare supplies, materials, tools and equipment
    • Supplies and materials needed for specimen collection and transport are prepared
    • Materials to be used are sterilized and cleaned according to standard operating procedure
    • Tools and equipment needed to restrain animals are prepared based on the restraining technique to be used
  2. Prepare animal
    • The appropriate restraining technique is selected based on the degree of restraint needed
    • The chosen technique is executed in accordance to the conditions of the animal welfare act
  3. Collect and transport specimen
    • The specimen is collected under the supervision of veterinarian
    • Appropriate specimen volume is collected based on standard operating practice
    • Collected specimen is placed in appropriate container with cap or proper closure and properly labeled according to specimen collected
    • Required temperature of collected sample is maintained in accordance to standard operating procedure
    • Specimen is transported to the diagnostic laboratory following standard operating practice

BASIC COMPETENCIES (18 Hours)

UNIT CODE BASIC COMPETENCIES
500311109 Lead workplace communication
500311110 Lead small teams
500311111 Develop and practice negotiation skills
500311112 Solve problems related to work activities
500311113 Use mathematical concepts and techniques
500311114 Use relevant technologies

LEAD WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION (500311109) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to lead in the dissemination and discussion of ideas, information and issues in the workplace.

  1. Communicate information about workplace processes
  2. Lead workplace discussions
  3. Identify and communicate issues arising in the workplace

LEAD SMALL TEAMS (500311110) – This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes to lead small teams including setting, maintaining and monitoring team and individual performance standards.

  1. Provide team leadership
  2. Assign responsibilities
  3. Set performance expectations for team members
  4. Supervise team performance

DEVELOP AND PRACTICE NEGOTIATION SKILLS (500311111) – This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to collect information in order to negotiate to a desired outcome and participate in the negotiation.

  1. Plan negotiations
  2. Participate in negotiations

SOLVE PROBLEMS RELATED TO WORK ACTIVITIES (500311112) – This unit of covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to solve problems in the workplace including the application of problem solving techniques and to determine and resolve the root cause of problems.

  1. Identify the problem
  2. Determine fundamental causes of the problem
  3. Determine corrective action
  4. Provide recommendation/s to manager

USE MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES (500311113) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in the application of mathematical concepts and techniques.

  1. Identify mathematical tools and techniques to solve problem
  2. Apply mathematical procedure/solution
  3. Analyze results

USE RELEVANT TECHNOLOGIES (500311114) – This unit of competency covers the knowledge, skills, and attitude required in selecting, sourcing and applying appropriate and affordable technologies in the workplace.

  1. Study/select appropriate technology
  2. Apply relevant technology
  3. Maintain/enhance relevant technology

COMMON COMPETENCIES (14 Hours)

UNIT CODE COMMON COMPETENCIES
AGR321201 Apply safety measures in farm operations
AGR321202 Use farm tools and equipment
AGR321203 Perform estimation and calculations

APPLY SAFETY MEASURES IN FARM OPERATIONS (AGR321201) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to perform safety measures effectively and efficiently. It includes identifying areas, tools, materials, time and place in performing safety measures.

  1. Determine areas of concern for safety measures
  2. Apply appropriate safety measures
  3. Safekeep/ dispose of tools, materials and outfit

USE AND MAINTAIN FARM SERVICING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT (AGR321202) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to use and maintain servicing tools. It includes selection, operation and preventive maintenance of farm tools and equipment.

  1. Select and use servicing tools
  2. Select and operate testing equipment and accessories
  3. Perform preventive maintenance

PERFORM ESTIMATION AND BASIC CALCULATION (AGR321203) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to perform basic workplace calculations.

  1. Perform estimation
  2. Perform basic workplace calculation

ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION ARRANGEMENT

To attain the National Qualification of Animal Health Care and Management NC III, the candidate must demonstrate competence in all the units listed in Section 1. Successful candidates shall be awarded a National Certificate signed by the TESDA Director General.

The qualification of Animal Health Care and Management NC III may have specialization in either hog/pig/swine or cattle/ox.

The qualification Animal Health Care and Management NC III (Hog/Pig/Swine) may be attained through accumulation of COCs in the following areas. The possession of COC in the Unit of Competency – Raise Swine (Unit Code AGR621303) is a prerequisite for taking the assessment in these areas:

  1. Administer drugs and biologics
    • Restrain and handle animals
    • Administer drugs and biologics
  2. Apply bio-security measures
    • Restrain and handle animals
    • Apply bio-security measures
  3. Collect and handle specimen
    • Restrain and handle animals
    • Collect and handle specimen
  4. Handle and store drugs and biologics

LIST OF TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

Recommended list of tools, equipment and materials for the training of Animal Health Care and Management NC III

TOOLS EQUIPMENT MATERIALS
Driving board Castration table Sacks/Hood
Snoozer Medication tray Vial
Rope Cart Test tube
Pig wire Boots Needles
Allis tissue forceps Disposable suit Syringe (10 ml. 20ml)
Scalpel with blade Sprayer (portable, power sprayer) Mineral oil (bottle)
Torch Container equipment Cap (cotton, cork, rubber stopper)
Cool box Refrigerant
Styropor box Resealable plastic bag
Refrigerator Ice packs
Covered box Glass slide
Vacutainer
Paints
Rust remover
Chemical disinfectants
Drugs, biologics

DEFINITION OF TERMS

  • Anaphylactic Shock – manifested by the acute inflammation of an immunized animal when injected. The peculiar characters of these reactions are dependent upon the site of entry of the irritating agent, which is the vascular system in one instance and tissue spaces in the other.
  • Calf – a newly born male or female cattle or buffalo
  • Culling – is the removal of undesirable or inferior animals in the herd based on important economic traits and overall performance
  • Gestation period – refers to the period of carrying the young in the womb
  • Farrowing – refers to the period of giving birth in pigs or swine
  • Dry animal – a sow or cow whose liter has been weaned but which has not yet been bred or is not pregnant
  • Heifer – a young female cattle or buffalo
  • Vaccination – a preventive measure to inoculate an animal with a mildly toxic preparation of bacteria or a virus of specific disease to prevent or to lessen the effects of the disease
  • Weanling – refers to a young animal of either sex which has been separated from the mother at the end of the lactation period
  • Livestock – domestic animals kept for use on a farm and raised for sale and profit
  • Selection – refers to the process of choosing males and females with desirable characteristics for replacement stocks
  • Biologics – agents, such as vaccines, that give immunity to diseases or harmful biotic stresses
  • Drug – a substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease or as a component of a medication
  • Specimen – a sample, as of tissue, blood, or urine, used for analysis and diagnosis
  • Bio-security – security from transmission of infectious diseases, parasites and pests. Biosecurity threats come from the possible introduction of a disease into a herd or flock, which is not known to have the disease. The introduction of disease usually will be of non-intentional nature
  • Subcutaneous – below or under the skin

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

  • BAI – Bureau of Animal Industry
  • NMIS – National Meat Inspection Service
  • PAHC – Philippine Animal Health Center
  • AO – Administrative Order
  • SOP – Standard Operating Procedure
  • DENR – Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • IFAT – Immunoflourescent Antibody Test
  • RPL – Recognition of Prior Learning
  • UTPRAS– United TVET Program Registration and Accreditation System
  • TVET – Technical Vocational Education and Training
  • DTS – Dual Training System
  • TQ – Trainer Qualification
  • TM – Training Methodology
  • COC – Certificate of Competency
  • NC – National Certificate
  • PTQCS– Philippine TVET Qualification and Certification System

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