We have a variety of online courses available for producers. These are kept up to date by our team of experienced poultry specialist vets.
For more details on our poultry courses please look below or visit: https://www.farmiq.co.uk
British Poultry Passport Training Course
for Broiler Producers
Poultry Health Services provide training on health, welfare and biosecurity to support best practice procedures for broiler production. The courses are provided through our FarmIQ website, which provides easy, flexible access. The system remembers where you have reached in the course so it can be done in short periods of time over a number of days, helping you make the most of your time.
The courses include links to Codes of Practice, legislation and the Red Tractor Scheme for reference and further information.
Accredited broiler courses are now available online:
The discounted cost for PHS clients is £20+VAT per module per person. This will be charged to your account. Please contact your local PHS branch for a registration form. Once returned, this will be passed on to FarmIQ for registration.
The two modules available for completion are:
- Module 1 – Health & Welfare
- Module 2 – Biosecurity
Registration is done with an email address. Where there is only one email per ‘company’ of people, one person will need to fully complete the course before the next person can begin to start. In these cases, we would need to notify FarmIQ.
Each module takes around three hours to complete. Please note this does not need to be done all in one go.
After completion you will receive a certificate, which you can print off and keep.
Module 1 – Health and Welfare
This module aims to provide suitable and sufficient training in broiler health and welfare as required by Poultry Passport standards. It will be of interest not only to those already working in the poultry industry but also to those wishing to broaden their knowledge in these two subjects in a commercial and integrated system.
The course will provide the following:
- Outlines the legislative requirements throughout the process of broiler production from placement to depopulation.
- Provides insights on bird behavior (ethogram concept).
- Explains welfare and how to assess it.
- Offers a brief explanation on common and notifiable diseases of concern in broiler production.
- Links to relevant external sources such as Red Tractor Scheme, Legal Statutory Instruments or Codes of Practice.
Module 2 – Biosecurity
This module aims to provide suitable and sufficient training into understanding the concept of biosecurity and how to apply it on a broiler farm, as required by Poultry Passport standards.
It will be of interest not only to those already working in the poultry industry but also to those wishing to broaden their knowledge in these two subjects in a commercial and integrated system.
The course will provide the following:
- Understanding of the concept of disease; how it enters the site and how it spreads.
- Understanding the value of regular monitoring of the environment (swabs, dipslides, etc) from a biosecurity point of view.
- Understanding the concept of biofilm and its importance. As an integral part of the course, aspects of cleaning and disinfecting, feed/water hygiene and overall hygiene will be looked at in depth with a description through the slides of the different compounds or chemicals that can be used for water sanitation.
Online Lion Training Passport Accredited Courses
Lion Training Passport Module for Egg Producers
Poultry Health Services deliver knowledge on poultry health, welfare and biosecurity, helping to support best practice procedures within the flock.
These Lion Training Passport courses are designed to give egg producers the flexibility to access information whenever and wherever suits them, at the touch of a button. They include step-by-step processes that will enhance seasonal activities.
This course covers all of the individual modules for the Lion Training Passport Course:
- Biosecurity, site security and egg quality
- Poultry Health and Welfare: Stockman
- Poultry Health and Welfare: Management
The discounted rate for PHS clients is £20+VAT per module per person or £50+VAT for all three courses. This will be charged to your account. Please contact your local PHS branch for a registration form. Once returned, his will then be passed on to FarmIQ for registration.
For more information, please click here.
Biosecurity and Egg Quality
This module covers definitions and reasons for biosecurity, procedures and disease control (including notifiable disease), legislative requirements, codes of practice and industry standards.
Egg quality standards, print requirements and definition codes, legislative requirements, codes of practice, Lion Code and industry standards are covered amongst personal hygiene, record keeping, salmonella control, waste disposal and site security.
Poultry Health & Welfare: Management
This module covers health and welfare management to include the legislative requirements, codes of practice, lion code and industry standards, record keeping, emergency procedures, awareness of five freedoms, identification of normal and abnormal behaviour (including feather pecking), causes of stress in poultry and identification of birds that need culling.
Accommodation and equipment required to maintain bird welfare and enrichment including monitoring the environmental and litter conditions, range management and predator control. Details are also provided on the responsible use of medicines, Salmonella control and the identification of poultry diseases.
Poultry Health & Welfare: Stockman
This module covers health and welfare management within the poultry industry, which includes the details of legislative requirements, codes of practice, Lion Code and industry standards, record keeping, emergency procedures, awareness of the five freedoms and identifications of normal and abnormal behaviour.
Causes of stress in poultry and identification of birds that need culling including the accommodation and equipment required to maintain bird welfare and enrichment is also discussed, amongst monitoring environmental and litter conditions, range management and bird handling. The role of your veterinary surgeon, the veterinary health plan and identification of poultry diseases and control measures.
Game Bird Courses
We have several courses now available for gamekeepers on Farm IQ:
- PHS Pre-Season Game Roadshow 2020
- Game Bird Diseases for Keepers
- BGA Breeder, Hatchery and Rearing Standards for Keepers
- BGA Shoot Standards for Keepers
Please contact your local PHS branch for more information.