Resources

Zoonoses fact sheet

The Zoonoses fact sheet answers the question "What are the potential zoonotic pathogens from dogs in Indigenous communities?" A zoonosis is a disease transmitted from animals to humans. Australia has at least 89 zoonotic agents and zoonotic disease can be spread...

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Who Can I Eat? – Cat education lesson

This freely downloadable lesson plan for school years 1 to 6, aims to share knowledge of the diverse hunting skills of cats. The download includes teacher's instructions and 21 animal flash cards.

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Where does it belong? House or Bush/Sea?

This activity helps students to identify where animals belong in the environment. Students place animals under the two titles “House” or “Bush/Sea”, to illustrate where the animal belongs. The activity highlights where our native animals belong and where our...

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Toolkit for Developing Education Programs

AMRRIC’s Toolkit for Developing Education Programs in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities has been developed to help educators produce culturally appropriate resources and education programs. The toolkit provides an introduction to One Health education and details...

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Skin sores and Streps – zoonoses fact sheet

Streptococci (Streps) are bacteria that can be found on the skin of humans and dogs. Streps are involved in rheumatic fever and post-rheumatic kidney and heart disease. The Skin sores and Streps fact sheet answers questions, including: What are skin sores? What are...

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Salmonella – zoonoses fact sheet

Salmonella - zoonoses fact sheet contains information including, what is salmonella, how is it spread, how dogs have a role in spreading salmonella. Gastrointestinal diseases are a major problem in young children in Indigenous communities, and an important factor in...

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Roundworm – zoonoses fact sheet

Roundworm - zoonoses fact sheet contains information about roundworms: What are roundworms? How do we get roundworms? How do roundworms make people sick? How do we prevent roundworm infection?

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Ringworm – zoonoses fact sheet

Ringworm - zoonoses fact sheet Ringworm is fungal skin disease tha can be shared between people and animals. The ringworm fact sheet answers questions including: what is ringworm? how does ringworm make people and dogs sick? how do we treat ringworm? where does it...

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Recognising feelings cards

Recognising feelings cards is a list of A4 cards each showing a drawing of a dog or human face expressing feelings (such as happy, angry, sad, worried and hot) or corresponding text (e.g. I am happy, I am angry). Print the sheets off and get students to group...

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Recognising feelings activity sheet

Description: Helps students understand how to recognise dog feelings by looking at the dog’s body language. Also helps students recognise that people and dogs share emotions like fear, anger and happiness. Each page has three columns: a list of dog images, a list of...

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Pups ‘n’ Bubs DVD

A DVD resource containing songs that celebrates living with dogs in remote communities. The songs also promote specific health, welfare and safety messages to children. Please visit the link below to order your copy

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My Happy Dog Story Book

My Happy Dog story book is a short activity for students in lower primary school. Students draw pictures of things their dog needs to be happy as illustrations to the story. Key words: English, dog’s needs, dog feelings, happy, story, draw, primary, school.

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Living with dogs in remote communities

Living with Dogs in remote communities - how to stay safe and get your job done This 3 page info sheet discusses how to recognise dog behaviours and dangerous situations. It also gives advice on different ways to deal with these situations in the short and long term,...

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Living and growing: An interactive power point presentation

Living and growing: An interactive power point presentation for students that describes the survival and reproduction of living organisms using dogs mites and germs as examples. Key words: school, presentation, bacteria, germs, mites, dogs, reproduction, growth,...

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Limurruŋ Waṯu Mala – Our Dogs

Limurruŋ Waṯu Mala - Our Dogs is a resource for school children in Djambarrpuyŋu. Story by AMRRICIllustrations by AMRRICFirst published in 2015 Published by Shepherdson College, Literature Production Centre.Galiwin'ku, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia

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Leptospirosis – zoonoses fact sheet

Leptospirosis - zoonoses fact sheet Leptospirosis is a sickness caused by the bacteria Leptospira. This fact sheet contains information including: What is Leptospirosis? Where do we find Leptospirosis? How does Leptospirosis spread and how does it make dogs and people...

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Hydatids – zoonoses fact sheet

Hydatids fact sheet contains information about Hydatid tapeworm, including: What are Hydatids? What sickness does it cause in humans and how is it picked up? How are dogs involved? How do we prevent them?

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Hungry Cat Game Lesson Plan

In this activity, aimed at school years 2-6, students actively participate in an interactive and physically active game which reinforces knowledge of the predatory impacts of cats on native animals. The dowload includes instructions for teachers and assistants.

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How to recognise dogs’ feelings posters

Recognising feelings posters shows drawings of dogs with descriptions of dog behaviour and information about how to recognise how dogs are feeling. This resource can be used for adults and school children. This resource compliments Dogs feelings lesson plan

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Gut diseases – zoonoses fact sheet

Gut diseases - zoonoses fact sheet Gastrointestinal diseases are a major problem in young children in Indigenous communities, and an important factor in failure to thrive. In Western Australia, hospitalisation for gastroenteritis was 7 times higher in Aboriginal...

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Giardia – zoonoses fact sheet

Giardia - zoonoses fact sheet Giardia can be shared between animals and people, causing gut disease. Gastrointestinal diseases are a major problem in young children in Indigenous communities. In Western Australia, hospitalisation for gastroenteritis was 7 times higher...

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Games

Five games to play with students to reinforce dog safety and care messages. Includes: Dogs’ needs relay race (from dogs needs lesson plan) Doggy doggy don’t eat me (dog safety) Dog catcher Mother Dog (dog safety, recognising feelings) Doggy Doggy where’s your bone...

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Felt dog

Felt dog - A resource to visually teach people how disease and medicine affects the dog. The felt dog pattern is in PDF format and includes the body and the internal organs.

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Felt Cat

Felt Cat educates both children and adults on the impacts of free roaming cats on the environment and our native wildlife. This resource is a great visual teaching tool, which helps to promote responsible cat ownership. This download includes instructions and a...

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Dogs can give worms to people poster

Dogs can give people worms poster: A poster showing the transmission of gut worms between dogs and between dogs and people and how to prevent gut worms or treat gut worms. Key words: gut worm, poster, health, treatment, zoonoses.

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Dogs and country

Dogs and country is a colour powerpoint discussing how dog human and country health are linked, included discussion of wildlife, ferals, rubbish, and water quality. Suitable for adult education or stage 3 and up use. Keywords: primary, environmental health, EH,...

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Dog Worms Powerpoint

This PowerPoint presentation focuses on worms and the risk they pose to both animal and human health. It covers two common types of worms found in dogs - hookworms and roundworms - and looks at transmission, hygiene and treatment. It is a suitable resource for both...

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Dog Sock Puppets

9 page full colour instruction booklet for craft activity of making dog sock puppets. Includes photos, templates and dot point instructions for three different styles of puppets. Can be used as a craft activity, or have students cut out instructional photos and put...

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Dog scabies can make us sick – Poster

Dog scabies make us sick poster: A poster showing the transmission of scabies between dogs and between dogs and people and how to prevent scabies or treat scabies. Key words: scabies, poster, health, treatment, zoonoses.

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Dog needs colour in book

Dog needs colour in book: Colouring in book for students to learn about looking after their dog. Consists of seven A4 blackline master colour ins depicting dogs' needs such as food, water, exercise, hygiene, etc as well as an index page explaining each need. Key...

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Dog food maths: Maths work sheet

Dog food maths: Maths work sheet, about feeding dogs that, includes multiplication, addition and division. Key words: school, lesson, worksheet, math, multiplication, addition, division

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Dog First Aid Booklet

This 25 page booklet was developed by an AMRRIC veterinarian in 2014, and is intended as a guide to basic first aid treatments and procedures that can be performed by dog owners that lack access to veterinary services. Please note that for use in remote communities,...

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Dog feelings colour in book

Dog feelings colour in book is a colouring in booklet that shows how to read dog feelings by looking at their body language. Contains three A4 blackline master colour ins depicting happy, angry and scared dogs and an index annotating the body language. Key words: Dog...

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Dog Feelings Charades

The aim of this activity is for students to develop a deeper understanding of dog body language and what dogs are trying communicate. Students select a picture card and then use role play to act out the particular dog body language card they have chosen. It is...

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Dog Desexing Operation – Community Booklet

This resource is a short booklet used to support comprehension/understanding of surgical desexing for dogs. The booklet is aimed at adults with limited English language and/or literacy skills, and can support community consultation regarding animal welfare and care....

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Dog Census Poster

Dog Census Poster: Two page A4 colour visual guide to assist in completing a dog survey sheet. Describes dog colours, skin scoring, condition scoring, and age determination. Help surveyers identify individual dogs and score dog health indicators such as dog condition...

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Dog bites and attacks – zoonoses fact sheet

Dog bites and attacks - zoonoses fact sheet Learn about dog bites and attacks in remote communities Whilst dog bites are not are infectious diseases transmitted from animals to humans, they are a serious risk to human health. Dog attacks and dog bites are common in...

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DIY Cat Face Mask

This freely downloadable AMRRIC education resource can be used as part of any cat-focused education activities and events. Print out the mask and have kids and adults alike decorate the mask while promoting responsible cat ownership messages!

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Cultural Orientation Handbook

AMRRIC's Cultural Orientation Handbook is a resource developed for volunteers participating in remote Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community animal health programs, assisting them to prepare for their experience.

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Cat Desexing Operation – Community Booklet

This resource is a short booklet used to highlight the reproducitve capacity and associated negative impacts of cats on the environment. The booklet covers topics such as breeding, environmental impacts, health/disease and desexing. The book is intended for adults...

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Cat Colouring-in Sheet

These freely downloadable colouring-in sheets promote messages of responsible cat ownership and are ideal for young students learning about animal care. The download includes three different images and associated messages- one per page.

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Caring for Dogs, Community and Country DVD

The DVD 'Caring for Dogs, Community, and Country' is tool for Environmental Health Practitioners as well as for use in community schools, health centres and stores. The script was written in consultation with Indigenous Environmental Health Workers and has an all...

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Animal Management Worker Program Evaluation

In July 2011 Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC) received funding from the Commonwealth Department of Social Services (formerly the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Aboriginal Affairs) through the Northern...

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