EXO412 - Exotics

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Subject Title
Exotics

Subject Description


This course will introduce the student to the care and handling of exotic pets and commonly encountered wildlife.  It will be broadly divided into three sections; birds, reptiles  and ?other species? ( including fish, amphibians, wildlife).  Anatomy and physiology, commonly seen medical conditions, housing and handling, will be covered.  Technical skills will be taught, including blood collection and fluid administration
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Credit Status
One

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon completion of this course, students will have knowledge of:

  • The anatomy and physiology of the various species, with emphasis on the differences that dictate a unique approach to their care
  • How to safely handle each species
  • Some common medical conditions for representative animals and birds, and their treatment
  • Housing requirements
  • Technical skills most commonly required in practice, including venipuncture and fluid administration
  • Typically run blood chemistries and an understanding of their significance

Essential Employability Skills
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Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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