VET 223 Food Animal and Equine Health & Disease


Campus Location:
Georgetown
Effective Date:
2022-51
Prerequisite:
VET 140
Co-Requisites:

None

Course Credits and Hours:
2.00 credits
2.00 lecture hours/week
1.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course focuses on health and disease of food animals and equine. This course introduces concepts in behavior, husbandry, and health management.  Common diseases, including internal and external parasites, will be discussed including diagnostics, therapy, vaccination protocols and anthelmintic schedules.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Disclaimer:

Student will be required to travel to off-campus facilities for some laboratories.

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Discuss concepts of equine behavior.  (CCC 5, PGC 1)
  2. Discuss concepts of food animal behavior. (CCC 5, PGC 1)
  3. List and describe the most common infectious and non-infectious diseases, including the cause, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention, of the equine. (CCC 1, 3, 5, 6, PGC 1)
  4. List and describe the most common infectious and non-infectious diseases, including the cause, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention, of food animals. (CCC 1, 3, 5, 6, PGC 1)
  5. Describe a routine preventative health program for the equine. (CCC 5, 6, PGC 1)
  6. Describe a routine preventative health program for food animals. (CCC 5, 6, PGC 1)
  7. Identify common breeds of beef/dairy cattle, sheep, goats, and horses.  (CCC 5, PGC 1

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1.   Discuss concepts of equine behavior.
    1. Explain how the hierarchy of the herd is determined.
    2. Define “prey species” and explain the impact on equine behavior.
    3. Describe normal sexual behavior in mares and stallions.
    4. Describe the behavior of mares with foals.
    5. List common stable vices in the equine and discuss preventative and treatment options. 
    6. Identify and interpret equine body language. 
  2. Discuss concepts of food animal behavior. 
    1. Explain how the hierarchy of the herd/flock is determined.
    2. Define “prey species” and explain the impact on food animal behavior.
    3. Describe normal sexual and maternal behavior of food animals.
    4. Describe common behavior problems in food animals and discuss preventative and treatment options.
    5. Identify and interpret food animal body language.
  3. List and describe the most common infectious and non-infectious diseases, including the cause, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention, of the equine.
    1. Identify the common name, clinical signs, methods of diagnosis, life cycle, zoonotic potential, treatment, prevention, and control of internal and external parasites of the equine. 
    2. Identify the common name, clinical signs, methods of diagnosis, zoonotic potential, treatment, prevention, and control of common infectious diseases of the equine.
    3. Identify the common name, clinical signs, methods of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of common non-infectious diseases of the equine. 
    4. Describe the care of the neonate and discuss the importance of colostrum ingestion in the prevention of disease.
  4. List and describe the most common infectious and non-infectious diseases, including the cause, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention, of food animals. 
    1. Identify the common name, clinical signs, methods of diagnosis, life cycle, zoonotic potential, treatment, prevention, and control of internal and external parasites of food animals. 
    2. Identify the common name, clinical signs, methods of diagnosis, zoonotic potential, treatment, prevention, and control of common infectious diseases of food animals.
    3. Identify the common name, clinical signs, methods of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of common non-infectious diseases of food animals. 
    4. Describe the care of the neonate and discuss the importance of colostrum ingestion in the prevention of disease.
  5. Describe a routine preventative health program for horses.
    1. Create a vaccination protocol for an equine facility based on location, purpose, and environmental factors.
    2. Create an anthelmintic schedule for an equine facility based on location, purpose, and environmental factors.
    3. Discuss requirements for dental and hoof care. 
    4. Identify and discuss nutritional requirements for various life stages and lifestyles of the equine.
    5. Identify temporary and permanent methods of identification of horses.
  6. Describe a routine preventative health program for food animals.
    1. Create a vaccination protocol for a food animal facility based on location, purpose, and environmental factors. 
    2. Create an anthelmintic schedule for a food animal facility based on location, purpose, and environmental factors.
    3. Compare “contagious” and “environmental” mastitis in the dairy cow and provide recommendations to minimize the incidence. 
    4. Identify and discuss nutritional requirements for various life stages and purpose of food animals. 
    5. Discuss the role and regulation of growth promotants in food animals.
    6. Identify temporary and permanent methods of identification of food animals.   
  7. Identify common breeds of beef/dairy cattle, sheep, goats, and horses.
    1. Identify common breeds and purpose (dairy, beef or dual purpose) of cattle.
    2. Identify common breeds and purpose (meat, wool or dual purpose) of sheep.
    3. Identify common breeds and purpose (meat, dairy or dual purpose) of goats.
    4. Identify common breeds of horses.
    5. Identify common coat color, leg and face markings of horses.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

90 100 = A
80 89 = B
70 79 = C
0 69 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Final Course Grade:

Calculated using the following weighted average

Evaluation Measure

Percentage of final grade

       Summative: Examination #1

26%

       Summative: Examination #2

26%

       Summative: Examination #3

26%

       Formative: Nutrition Quizzes

22%

TOTAL

100%

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):
  1. Apply theoretical information that leads to appropriate action in the application of delivery of veterinary nursing procedures.
  2. Competently perform a full range of veterinary nursing procedures used in small and large animal medicine.
  3. Practice behaviors that are consistent with the Veterinary Technology Code of Ethics and employer expectations/requirements.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
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