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VTSC2005 Introduction to Laboratory Animal Health

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CRS Acad Level: UG

Course #: VTSC2005

Credits: 1

About the Course:

This course will provide specific information about laboratory animal health to students in the laboratory animal science concentration during the first semester of their sophomore year. The course will build on basic animal health assessment skills presented in ANSC1010 Animal Health Skills, a first year course that focuses primarily on cats and dogs. VTSC2005 will apply those concepts to lab animals and offer additional details and depth associated with the health and diagnostics of several species used in animal research. The continuing risks to high quality animal health and welfare will also be described. Background information, to provide context and relevant history of the development about lab animal preventative medicine principles and practices will augment the introductory information offered in VTSC2000 Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science.

Prerequisite: ANSC 1010. Corequisite: VTSC 2000. Students must be enrolled in the Lab Animal Science major or seek special permission from the VTSC 2005 course instructor.

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