LAS312 - Large and Small Mammal Studies

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Subject Title
Large and Small Mammal Studies

Subject Description
The species covered in LAS 312 will be encountered in a clinical setting as ?pocket pets? and in the laboratory setting as laboratory animals. While the approach to their care differs somewhat with each of these settings, an understanding of their husbandry, reproduction, and diseases is essential for both. LAS 312 will provide you with the information and practical experience needed to work with these animals, and will provide ample opportunity to perfect practical skills including handling, administration of medication in oral and injectable form, venipuncture and anesthesia.
In addition, LAS will cover a variety of technical skills required for working as a veterinary technician with large animals, using on site live animals as demonstrations.

Credit Status
One Credit

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

1. Effectively handle and restrain the given animals, for examination and/or the completion of specific procedures
2. Give effective and appropriate care to the animals assigned to them
3. Effectively perform specific assigned skills related to laboratory animal procedures with minimal trauma to the animal
4. Paraphrase and evaluate, in the written or oral format, the essential underlying principles of care of these animals, as discussed in class.

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