Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6433 - Anaerobic Infections of Animals

Spring. (Eight weeks) 1 credit. S-U grades only.

Prerequisite: VTMED 5400 .

P. L. McDonough, staff.

Presents anaerobic infections in clinical context as an adjunct to the material covered in Foundation Course IV. Students gain an understanding of the diversity and biology of anaerobic bacteria and the niches that they occupy in the animal and avian body. A basic, clinically oriented taxonomy is presented, and students learn about the virulence and pathogenesis of the major anaerobes that they will encounter in clinical practice. The clinical signs of anaerobic infections, laboratory identification and susceptibility testing, and the use of specimen transport media are also covered. Treatment of common infections, including wound care, is covered and vaccines currently available are discussed in detail. In the second four weeks of the course, students learn about the major clinical syndromes caused by anaerobes.

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