Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    
    Jun 14, 2024  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6545 - Sheep and Goat Medicine


     
Spring. 1 credit. S/U grades only.

Corequisite: VTMED 6546 . Lab may only be taken with concurrent enrollment in lecture or autotutorial course. Enrollment limited to: third- and fourth-year veterinary students.

M. C. Smith.

Discusses diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of medical and surgical problems of individual small ruminants and of sheep and goat herds. Basic information on breeds, behavior, nutritional requirements, and management systems is supplied. Economically important contagious or metabolic diseases are discussed in depth. The diagnostic evaluation and differential diagnoses for common clinical presentations such as skin disease, neurologic disease, lameness, and mastitis are considered. Herd monitoring of economically important parameters and necropsy diagnosis of abortions and neonatal losses are addressed. Breeding systems, pregnancy diagnosis methods, correction of dystocias, and common surgical procedures are discussed and demonstrated in laboratory sessions. Also offered as an autotutorial during summer and distribution periods in spring.



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