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VET 121 - Clinical Pathology II

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Continuation of VET 120 . Includes summation of laboratory skills and techniques needed of the veterinary technician. Also includes blood chemistry, urinalysis, cytology, bacteriologic and microbiologic procedures and necropsy.

Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years:  VET 114 VET 120 VET 150 VET 205 , and VET 210  
Corequisite(s): VET 200 , VET 211 VET 230 VET 291   


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Proficiency in performing and/or explaining fine-needle aspirate cytologic preparation, otic preparations, and body cavity fluid diagnostics.
  2. Perform blood chemistry, urine and serologic tests and understand associated quality control procedures.
  3. Perform microbiologic tests.
  4. Perform necropsy procedures.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Describe laboratory procedures.
  2. Proficiency in performing and/or explaining fine-needle aspirate cytologic preparation, otic preparations, and body cavity fluid diagnostics.
  3. Examine external ear swabs to test for parasites, yeast, bacteria, or mycoplasm.
  4. Perform urinalysis.
  5. Perform hematologic evaluations.
  6. Identify blood parasites.
  7. Perform coagulation tests.
  8. Perform blood chemistry tests.
  9. Perform quality control procedures.
  10. Perform serologic tests.
  11. Perform microbiologic tests.
  12. Perform necropsy procedures.

Outline:
  1. Cytologic Evaluations
    1. Reproductive evaluations of domesticated animals
      1. Canine vaginal smears
        1. Collection and preparation of samples
        2. Staining techniques
      2. Pregnancy testing
      3. Artificial insemination
      4. Semen collection
        1. Sperm physical characteristics
        2. Preparation and staining slides
        3. Spermatozoa counts and morphology
    2. Transudate, exudate and specimen evaluations/smears
      1. Collection and preparation of slides
      2. Fine needle aspiration
    3. Handling, storage and shipping of samples
  2. Blood Chemistry Tests
    1. Glucose
    2. BUN/Creatine
    3. Common enzymes and markers (serum and plasma)
    4. Quality Control procedures
  3. Serologic Tests
    1. Collect and prepare samples
    2. ELISA method
    3. Slide/card agglutination tests
  4. Bacteriologic Procedures
    1. Culture and sensitivity tests
    2. Common animal pathogens identification using available media and reagents
    3. Common biochemical tests
  5. Necropsy
    1. Equipment
    2. Pro-section
    3. Samples
      1. Collection
      2. Storage
      3. Shipping