General welfare concepts. Specific requirements for the welfare of named ruminants and non-ruminants. Steps in the study of animal diseases. Disease causing organisms, including parasites. Mode of disease transmission. Signs of health and disease. Major pests and diseases of economic and zoonotic importance in farm animals and their control. Examination and selection of healthy animals. Implications of food borne and zoonootic diseases for veterinary public health. Concepts of bio-security and control measures. Management of disease risks. Principles of vaccination. Classification and mode of action of the major classes of drugs. Use and control of drugs. Disease control using non-chemical methods.