Since the globalization and economic trade exchanges, the causes of animal diseases become complicated and it increases the risk of introducing exotic diseases and impacts the domestic livestock industry.
Livestock farms need assistance to establish their own health management and biosecurity controls to enhance their competitiveness. Due to the requirement of animal health management and disease control, we intend to build occupational competency standard of animal health managers to improve the quality of animal health management for domestic livestock farmers.
The study was summarized the research findings to collect task connotations of livestock farm health managers. In addition, through expert interviews and group discussions, we discovered the task contents of health managers and developed the manuscript of occupational competency standard for expert meetings. According to the manuscript of occupational competency standard and the expert meetings, we explored and modified its tasks and created the purpose of occupational competency standards to develop the knowledge of animal health managements, skills and attitudes. At the same time, we used questionnaires to survey the animal health managers and farmers to verify and correct the manuscript.
The results of this study may provide our Farmers’Academy to improve the training courses.