MED101 - Medical Clinics I

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Subject Title
Medical Clinics I

Subject Description

Correct and humane animal handling is a necessary skill for a competent veterinary technician to learn and develop. A basic understanding of animal husbandry and behavior provides the tools required to achieve this skill. Regular handling practice will be obtained in MED 101 lab sessions, and your care of animals in the Animal Health Centre (AHC) will further enhance this practice. Veterinary Technicians work with animals that may be fearful, stressed, or sometimes in a painful state; effective care and handling will significantly contribute to a reduction in the adverse effects of these stimuli on the animals in your care. The lecture component will cover the common breeds for the dog, cat, horse, cow, sheep, pig, and goat. The principles of these animals? behavior and husbandry will also be discussed.

Credit Status
One Credit

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

  1. Handle and restrain cats, dogs, sheep, horses, and calves, with minimal assistance so that the procedure can be completed with minimal stress and/or trauma to the animal.
  2. Be aware of and respond to the environmental and human pressures and their impact on animal handling.
  3. Be able to identify and distinguish various animal behaviours and their implications in regards to handling and restraint techniques.
  4. Be able to report accurately the variations in the health status of the animals through basic physical examination, observation and determined temperature pulse and respiration.
  5. Be able to demonstrate a variety of therapeutic techniques with precision and minimal trauma and stress to the feline and canine species.
  6. In written/oral format, accurately paraphrase the essential underlying principles that guide the above actions.
  1. Safely handle dogs, cats, sheep, horses, and calves according to the expectations and guidelines provided by your instructor
  2. Be able to select appropriate restraint techniques and demonstrate the ability to apply them to cats, dogs, horses, sheep and cattle competently so that procedures may be safely performed with minimal trauma and stress to the animal.
  3. Be able to select and demonstrate the application of an assortment of restraint devices efficiently and effectively in accordance to specific species and situations.
  4. Apply your knowledge of restraint and therapeutics to a client education scenario
  5. Identify the qualities and characteristics of various breeds of dog, cat, horse, cow, sheep, pig, and goat

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