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Fall 2021

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VET246 - Large Animal Pathology&Nursing

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Overview of common large animal diseases and the techniques used in treatment and care of these patients. The student will become familiar with common diseases with regard to epidemiology, incubation period, contagiousness, therapeutic treatments, measures of prevention, zoonotic potential, and prognosis. Common behaviors and how they affect animal handling and management, nutrition, poisonous plants, and toxins that affect large animals will be discussed. Prerequisite: VET 201 with a grade of ā€˜Cā€™ or higher. Corequisites: VET 234, VET LB4, VET 245, VET LB5, VET LB6, and VET 280.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Collect samples for diagnostic testing using proper technique.
2. Administer medications by oral and parenteral routes to patients.
3. Calculate the correct dosage of drugs and volume and rates of fluids.
4. Discuss the placement, maintenance and care required for intravenous catheters.
5. Perform common routine procedures which may include applying, removing and maintaining bandages, wound and abscess care, trimming of hooves, or dehorning.
6. Describe proper care of neonates as appropriate for the species.
7. Collect samples at necropsy for diagnostic evaluation.
8. Explain aspects of common infectious and non-infectious diseases (epidemiology, incubation period, contagiousness, and zoonotic potential).
9. Discuss possible disease treatments prescribed by a veterinarian.
10. Obtain a thorough patient history.
11. Perform an accurate physical assessment.
12. Perform physical restraint as appropriate for the species.
13. Discuss various identification methods.
14. Use and care for instruments properly as appropriate for the species.


Effective Term: Fall 2019