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Cornell University    
  Jan 19, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6735 - Conservation Medicine

Spring. 1.5 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: veterinary students, graduate students at CVM, others by written permission of instructor.

A. J. Travis, N. Abou-Madi.

Conservation Medicine will introduce students to the basic concepts of free-ranging and captive wildlife conservation and will engage veterinary students in issues of sustainable development relating to wildlife. The course will present information not included in other courses within the curriculum that is fundamental for veterinarians contemplating a career in conservation medicine, wildlife health, or zoological medicine. This course will complement existing courses in the curriculum including, but not limited to, Introduction to Avian Biomedicine, Avian Diseases, Veterinary Aspects of Captive Wildlife, Veterinary Medicine in Developing Nations, The Literature and Subject Matter of Natural History, Comparative Anatomy, Foreign Animal Diseases, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Anatomy and Histology of Fishes, and Fish Health Management. Students will learn how wildlife populations are regulated by their environment and how such populations are managed and assessed. Various habitat preservation strategies will be presented and discussed. Conversely, for critical endangered species, the focus will be on ex situ recovery programs.

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