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Fall 2021

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VET280 - Veterinary Parasitology

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Catalog Description: An introductory, multidisciplinary course to the common internal and external parasites of large and small animals. Life cycles, pathologies, diagnostic protocols, treatment, and management control will be studied while integrating anatomy and pharmacology. Students will be able to provide client education concerning parasite prevention, treatment, management, and public health zoonoses. Laboratory work will include microscopic identification of parasites along with the application of appropriate diagnostic tests used in veterinary practice. Prerequisite: VET 201 with a grade of 'C' or higher. Corequisites: VET 234, VET LB4, VET 245, VET LB5, VET246, and VET LB6.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Describe the biology of a typical parasite life cycle.
2. Identify and differentiate the major parasites from the various classes and phyla (trematodes, eucestodes, cotyloda, nematodes, Acanthocephalans, Hirudineans, Arthropods and Protista).
3. Describe how parasites impact the physiologic systems of various species of animals.
4. Describe zoonotic potential of various parasites (symptoms, transmission or prevention).
5. Follow veterinarian instructions to accurately calculate and dispense the correct form and dose of medication.
6. Communicate necessary client information in order to maximize safety, compliance with prescribed therapy and successful treatment of the patient.


Effective Term: Fall 2019