This 40-hour course explores investigations of animal cruelty involving livestock animals. The animals addressed in this course include: cows, pigs, sheep, goats, ostriches, rheas, emus, ducks, geese, and chickens.This program involves classroom lecture, scenario-based learning, and other hands-on learning applications. Students attending this course will also be certified in AACIS’ Investigative Body Condition Scoring system for livestock animals. This course is designed for law enforcement, animal control, cruelty investigators, veterinary professionals, and prosecutors.
Beef cows, dairy cows, pigs, goats, chickens, ostriches, emus, rheas, sheep, ducks, and geese.
Learn the food type and water requirements for each livestock breed discussed.
Learn the legally acceptable shelter types for each livestock breed
Learn best practices to maintain officer safety when interacting with livestock animals.
Identify what constitutes cleanliness for pastures, barns, stables, and paddock areas used by livestock animals.
Develop the skills necessary to quantify the overall welfare of various livestock animals during investigations.
Understand the starvation process from start to finish and how to assess animal body condition of livestock animals. animals.
Explore the various common internal and external parasites of equine animals and how such parasites are managed.
Learn to put your reports and evidence into a professional, structured case file that will make prosecutors want to take your case.
Understand what you can and can't do when it comes to searching for and seizing livestock animals during your investigation.
Learn the roles that veterinarians and farriers play during investigations of cruelty involving livestock animals.
Review the most relevant pieces of case law relevant to equine investigations and how these cases directly impact your decisions and actions in the field.