Jan 28, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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VET 211 - Veterinary Nursing Procedures:Avian, Exotic, and Lab Animals

2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
2 lecture period 0 lab periods

Veterinary nursing techniques for avian, exotic and laboratory animals. Includes care and management of laboratory animals and exotic companion animals; nursing procedures; preventative health care; and restraint. Also includes Animal Welfare knowledge and principles of regulations of animal use in research.

Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 114  VET 120  VET 150  VET 205  VET 210  .
Corequisite(s): VET 121  VET 200  VET 211LB  VET 230  VET 291  
Information: Registration for this course is restricted to students who have completed the first year in the Veterinary Technician Program.


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the basic principles of animal research.
  2. Provide husbandry recommendations for laboratory and exotic species.
  3. Recall state, federal, and local animal and wildlife welfare regulations.
  4. Explain the proper set up and maintenance of a freshwater aquarium.

Outline:
  1. Recognize Normal Anatomy and Disease in Lab and Exotic Animals
    1. Avian
    2. Rodents
    3. Rabbits
    4. Reptiles
    5. Other
  2. Recognize Normal and Abnormal Behavior in Lab and Exotic Animals
    1. Avian
    2. Rodents
    3. Rabbits
    4. Reptiles
    5. Other
  3. Understand Reproduction and Gender Based Social Structures
    1. Mice
    2. Rats
    3. Rabbits
  4. Recognize Appropriate Husbandry in Exotic Animal Care
    1. Avian
    2. Rodents
    3. Rabbits
    4. Reptiles
    5. Other

 

  1. Basic Principles of Animal Research
    1. State regulations
    2. Federal regulations
    3. Local regulations
  2. Compare Laboratory Animal Roles in Research
    1. Recognize lab animal species
    2. Recognize scientific design and statistical power
    3. Discuss terminal and non-terminal study design and the role of the CVT
  3. Principles of Aquatic Species Care
    1. Set Up and Maintain a Freshwater Aquarium
    2. Aquatic set-ups as pets
    3. Fish and other aquatic animals in research


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/22



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