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Avoiding Toxins at home

By ACS Distance Education on January 9, 2023 in Animals, Environmental Issues, Food, Health, Herbs & Science | comments

From a scientific point of view, a toxin is a very specific type of poison, one which is produced via living cells. For instance, a poison produced by a spider would be considered a toxin. A manmade poison, on the other hand, would not be considered a toxin.

In the modern world, most people think of toxins in a more general sense, simply as substances which are poisonous to humans and/or animals. They refer to poisons which are produced by living cells as bio toxins or natural toxins.


What is Academic Education

By ACS Distance Education on November 23, 2022 in Animals & Education | comments

Academic learning focuses on the content, contrasting with vocational learning that focuses on the outcome - improving one's ability to do a jon (ie. vocational improvement).

 Is it the difference between a VET course and a University? Are the differences really that distinct?


How to Identify Fish

By ACS Distance Education on December 9, 2019 in Animals | comments

There are three major groups of fishes: Cartilaginous (Superclass Chondrichthyes), Primitive Bony Fish (Sarcopterygii) and Bony Fish (Actinopterygii).

Take a look at the video we made that explains this in a lot more depth.


Animal Feed & Nutrition

By ACS Distance Education on January 30, 2019 in Animals, Careers & Jobs Success | comments
Animals can suffer from nutritional disorders, just like humans. Pet food suppliers, animal welfare services and charities, animal owners and even animal health experts need to understand general animal nutrition and regularly update their knowledge to include new research. Many choose to do this via professional development courses and consultations.

Holistic Health Care for Animals

By ACS Distance Education on January 30, 2019 in Animals, Careers & Jobs Success | comments
There are many therapies other than the obvious mainstream ones. Sometimes called natural or complimentary therapies, they include hydrotherapy, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, naturopathic, nutritional, psychological and preventative medicine.