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AGV 164 - Clinical Mgmt Domestic Species

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course covers the management and husbandry of animals housed in a hospital or shelter situation. Proper kennel cleaning and disinfection, recordkeeping, monitoring of health parameters, nutrition, bathing, administration of common medications and diagnostic sampling.
Prerequisite: AGV 134 , AGV 109  , AGV 151 , AGV 166 , AGV 932  
Competencies
  1. Demonstration knowledge of basic large animal care.
    1. Recognize common breeds of equine, bovine, ovine and swine.
    2. Enumerate permanent ID methods used for large animals.
  2. Differentiate domestic animal species and species specific behavior.
    1. Recognize the differences in large animal species.
    2. Identify the behaviors associated with each species.
    3. Recognize the specific needs of each species for appropriate care.
    4. Understand timing and types of pregnancy.
  3. Perform basic large animal restraint techniques.
    1. Demonstrate halter, tie and lead technique with horses and cattle.
    2. Demonstrate application of an equine twitch
    3. Demonstrate application of bovine restraint techniques.
    4. Demonstrate application of swine restraint techniques.
  4. Perform routine venipuncture techniques
    1. Utilize a syringe and vacutainer system to obtain a sample.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of venipuncture sites, equine, bovine, porcine, ovine.
  5. Explain and perform veterinary technician duties for physical examinations.
    1. Develop a list of vital signs for large animals and how to interpret them.
    2. Recognize characteristics of health and sickness in large animals.
  6. Enumerate and perform proper techniques in assisting with routine medical procedures.
    1. Explain and utilize proper clean-up and disinfecting of area and equipment utilized
    2. Demonstrate oral medication techniques: balling gun, dose syringe, oral speculum and stomach tube, NG tube.
    3. Demonstrate collection of milk samples and conduct mastitis test.



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