VT 203 : Large Animal Nursing

Transcript title

Large Animal Nursing

Credits

4

Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total

60

Lecture hours

30

Lab hours

30

Prerequisites

VT 111, VT 112, VT 113 and VT 116.

Corequisites

VT 200, VT 201, VT 209, VT 212.

Description

Covers common large animal breeds (ruminant, equine, swine, and chickens). Introduces techniques necessary for the provision of nursing care to large animals, including restraint, husbandry, behavior, physical examination, medication administration, diagnostic sample collection, grooming, bandaging, nutrition, and vaccination. Includes animal husbandry experience in the care of large animals.

Learning outcomes

1. Explain and demonstrate effective and appropriate restraint techniques for large animals.
2. Summarize and perform basic grooming of large animals.
3. Explain and demonstrate procedures used to perform a physical examination on large animals.
4. Summarize appropriate husbandry techniques for optimum health of large animals.
5. Recognize and interpret large animal behaviors and their impact on the provision of nursing care.
6. Explain the nutritional requirements of large animals and common plant toxicities.
7. Explain appropriate vaccine protocols for large animals.
8. Identify materials needed and explain and demonstrate proper techniques for acquiring samples from large animals for diagnostic techniques.
9. Describe and demonstrate proper procedures for administering medications to large animals.
10. Identify common large animal breeds.

Content outline

Lecture
I. The Importance of Livestock, Behavior, Safety and restraint
II. Dairy and Beef Industry
III. Bovine Physical Exam and Clinical Procedures
IV. Bovine Surgical Procedures
V. Rumen Review, Feedstuff
VI. Equine Behavior Safety, Handling and Restraint, Equine Physical Examination
VII. Equine Nutrition
VIII. Equine Bandaging, Diagnostic sampling
IX. Lameness Exam, Neurologic Exam, Dentistry
X. Medication administration, Equine Hospital Care, Admissions, Medical Records
XI. Exams and Clinical Procedures and Equine Surgery
XII. Colic exam and Clinical Procedures
XIII. Exams and Clinical Procedures and Equine Surgery
XIV. Camelid Safety and Handling
XV. Husbandry, Clinical Procedures, Diagnostic Sampling, Nutrition
XVI. Porcine Safety and Handling, Husbandry, Clinical Procedures, Diagnostic Sampling, Nutrition
XVII. Caprine/Ovine Safety and Handling, Husbandry, Clinical Procedures, Diagnostic Sampling, Nutrition
XVIII. Livestock Reproduction- Breeding
XIX. Livestock Reproduction- Estrus Cycle, Live Cover, Artificial Insemination, Embryo Transfer, Other related Procedures
XX. Livestock Reproduction- Gestation, Parturition
XXI. Large Animal Neonatology
XXII. Porcine Safety and Handling, Husbandry, Clinical Procedures, Diagnostic Sampling, Nutrition
Lab
I. Lab Orientation
Biosecurity Procedures
Cattle Breeds/Colors
Husbandry
Behavior, Safety, and Handling
Cattle Chute Operation
Restraint
Ropes and Knot Tying
Forms and Records
II. Bovine Restraint
Physical Exam
Diagnostic Sampling
Knot Tying
Vaccinations/Deworming
III.Bovine Restraint
Physical Exam
Mastitis Testing
Vaccinations/Deworming
Medication Administration
• SQ Injection
• Balling Gun
• Knot Tying
• Castrations
IV. Equine Identification/Colors/Markings
Behavior, Safety and Handling
Halter and Lead Rope
Grooming
Husbandry
Physical Restraint Techniques
Forms and Records
V. Physical Exam
Leg and Tail Wraps
Diagnostic Sampling
VI. Physical Exam
Diagnostic Sampling
Medication Administration
• Dosing Syringe
• IM Injection
VI. Hospital Procedures
Lameness Exam
Dental Floats
Reproductive Exam
Neonatal Care
VII. Llama Identification
Husbandry
Behavior, Restraint and Handling
Halter and Lead
Physical Exam
Diagnostic Sampling
VIII. Caprine Identification
Husbandry
Behavior, Restraint and Handling
Halter and Lead
Physical Exam
Diagnostic Sampling
Medication Administration

Required materials

Textbook, clean coveralls, boots that can be disinfected with dilute bleach, rubber boots are great, stethoscope, watch with second hand, bandage scissors, large animal thermometer, COCC name tag, work gloves (recommended but not required).

Grading methods

Assessment may include weekly homework pre and post lab assignments, essential skills check offs, quizzes, and lecture and lab exams.

Outside of
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