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2024-2025 Course Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Course Catalog
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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, procedures, and interpretation for common diagnostic testing performed in the veterinary laboratory. This course will also cover urine sediment evaluation, and additional diagnostic testing performed on urine samples in the veterinary facility.
Prerequisite: AGV 109  , AGV 120 , AGV 128  , AGV 129  , AGV 231  , AGV 145  , AGV 151  , AGV 164  , AGV 165  , AGV 166  , AGV 245  , Acceptance as a DMACC Veterinary Technology Student.
Competencies
  1. Classify common internal parasites
    1. Identify common internal parasites associated with domestic species
    2. Summarize the legal role veterinary technicians play in educating clients about transmission of internal zoonotic parasites
    3. Discuss sanitation for controlling internal parasites
  2. Perform diagnostic tests for identification of common internal parasites
    1. Read a fecal float
    2. Perform a heartworm test
    3. Read a direct fecal examination
  3. Categorize treatment and prevention of internal parasitic infection
    1. Describe treatments for appropriate control internal of parasites
    2. Give examples of prevention plans to control internal parasite life cycles
    3. Discuss zoonotic internal parasites
  4. Classify common external parasites
    1. Identify common external parasites associated with domestic species
    2. Summarize the legal role veterinary technicians play in educating clients about transmission of external zoonotic parasites
    3. Discuss sanitation for controlling external parasites
  5. Perform diagnostic tests, treatment, and prevention of external parasitic infection
    1. Describe treatments for appropriate control of external parasites
    2. Give examples of prevention plans to control external parasite life cycles
    3. Discuss zoonotic external parasites
  6. 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
  7.  Demonstrate Urinalysis procedures
    1. Demonstrate collection techniques
    2. Discuss normal/abnormal values
    3. Record results of tests in the proper log or medical record

Competencies Revised Date: AY2025



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