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Cornell University    
  Jan 16, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6722 - Aquavet I: Introduction to Aquatic Veterinary Medicine

Summer. 4 credits. S-U grades only.

Course fee: TBA. Enrollment limited to: 24 students from Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania and other U.S. colleges and schools of veterinary medicine. Available by competitive application process to veterinary and graduate students. Offered in Bristol, R.I.

R. G. Getchell.

Sponsored by Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.  Introduces veterinary students to aquatic animal medicine.  The aquatic environment is described and visited on field trips.  Specific aspects of the comparative anatomy, physiology, nutrition, microbiology, pathology, and medicine of a variety of marine and freshwater species are discussed.  Some emphasis is placed on systems of aquaculture.  The specific diseases of a few selected species are presented as examples.  The course is taught by an invited faculty of 35 individuals who are leaders in their respective fields of aquatic animal medicine.  Students present seminars on appropriate topics.

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