Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    May 28, 2023  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6429 - Infectious Diseases and Management of Swine

Spring. 2 credits.

Enrollment limited to: second-, third-, and fourth-year veterinary students. Minimum enrollment 6; maximum 80.

K. Earnest-Koons.

Provides veterinary students with a solid introduction to concepts and principles of swine infectious diseases and how they are treated in the clinical setting. Students learn about specific infectious diseases, clinical signs in affected animals, and treatment protocols for the diseases in question. Students also gain an understanding of the clinical approach to suspected or unknown infectious agents, sample collection and handling, and resources available for infectious disease diagnosis. Good management practices for swine farmers are also reviewed and their relationship to disease is discussed. The course is conducted with three one-hour lectures per week and one hour-long large group discussion per week. Meets two days per week for one hour and one day per week for two hours. Grades are based on weekly quizzes, a final exam, a short paper, and attendance/participation.

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