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AGV 133 - Veterinary Clinic Pathology I

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course covers parasite identification and testing and various sample collection, procedures and interpretation for common diagnostic testing performed in the veterinary laboratory.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology program
Competencies
  1. Perform collection and processing of animal samples in a veterinary laboratory.
    1. Establish appropriate procedure for collecting samples in a veterinary laboratory.
    2. Process samples utilizing current technologies and safety procedures.
    3. Dispose of samples according to established procedures and current laws.
    4. Utilize a compound microscope properly.
    5. Report and log results.
  2. Classify common internal parasites and review diagnostic tests, treatment and prevention of internal parasitic infection.
    1. Identify common internal parasites associated with domestic species.
    2. Describe treatments for appropriate control internal of parasites.
    3. Give examples of prevention plans to control internal parasite life cycles.
    4. Review life cycles of internal parasites for owners.
    5. Discuss zoonotic internal parasites.
    6. Understand the legal role veterinary technicians play in educating clients about transmission of internal zoonotic parasites.
  3. Classify common external parasites and review diagnostic tests, treatment and prevention of external parasitic infection.
    1. Identify common external parasites associated with domestic species.
    2. Describe treatments for appropriate control of external parasites.
    3. Give examples of prevention plans to control external parasite life cycles.
    4. Review life cycles of external parasites for owners.
    5. Discuss zoonotic external parasites.
    6. Understand the legal role veterinary technicians play in educating clients about transmission of external zoonotic parasites.
  4. Justify selection of routine diagnostic tests for detection of parasites.
    1. Summarize routine diagnostic test options for detection of parasites.
    2. Discuss enzyme-linked immunoassays.
    3. Interpret test results and discuss aberrant results.



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