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VET 210 - Veterinary Nursing Procedures: Large Animal Care

1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods

Veterinary nursing techniques for large animals. Includes restraint procedures; nursing care and behavior of large animals; preventative medicine; nutrition; and large animal medical and surgical procedures. Also includes mentoring techniques; teamwork; communications; and health problem assessment involving kennel management.

Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 112IN  and VET 115IN   
Corequisite(s): VET 114 VET 120 VET 150 VET 205 , and VET 210LB 


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding or normal physical examiniation parameters, safety, restraint,  handling and cleaning as it pertains to large animal species.
  2. Identify and understand basic nutrition principles and forages, including common poisonous plants.
  3. Recognize normal and abnormal reproductive progression in various large animal species.
  4. Recognize clinical signs of common large animal diseases.
  5. Describe techniques in medical imaging on large animal species.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Name and determine normal values for temperature, pulse, respiration, and capillary refill time for large animal species.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate restraint and safety techniques for handling various large animal species.
  3. Identify common grains and forages.
  4. Identify nutritional deficiencies.
  5. Identify common poisonous plants.
  6. Recognize normal and abnormal reproductive progression in various large animal species.
  7. Describe proper procedures for cleaning and disinfecting stalls.
  8. Recognize clinical signs of common large animal diseases.
  9. Describe techniques in medical imaging on large animal species.

Outline:
  1. Recognize Techniques in Physical Examination of Horses and Cows
    1. Temperature
    2. Pulse
    3. Respiration
    4. Auscultate heart and lungs
    5. Rectal palpation
  2. Recognize Techniques to Restrain Large Animals
    1. Halter
    2. Tie
    3. Lead
    4. Chute
  3. Identify Common Grains and Forages of Large Animals
    1. Open range
    2. Processed
    3. Nutritional deficiency
  4. Identify Common Poisonous Plants
    1. Small animal
  5. Recognize Equipment used to Medicate Large Animals
    1. Balling gun - Cow
    2. Dose syringe
      1. Horse
      2. Cow
    3. Simplex IV set
    4. Teat dips, infusions
  6. Reproductive Medicine in Large Animal
    1. Species specific standards
    2. Performance of breeding soundness
    3. Veterinary role in shipped semen and AI
    4. Dystocia
    5. Placenta
  7. Diagnostic Techniques for Large Animal Medicine
    1. Endoparasite
      1. Sample collection
      2. Species involved
      3. Economics
    2. Ectoparasites
      1. Sample collection
      2. Species involved
      3. Economics
    3. Dairy
      1. Regulations and pharmaceuticals
      2. Reasons for milk testing
      3. Methods for milk testing
      4. Management of the downer cow
  8. Recognize Techniques to Clean and Disinfect Stalls
  9. Imaging
    1. Positioning large animals
    2. Utilize portable x-ray equipment
    3. Pre-purchase exam in equine
    4. Utilize portable ultrasound equipment


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/22



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