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AGS 242 - Animal Health

Last Date of Approval: Fall 2020

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
Students will learn standard biosecurity protocols, identification of behavior, and clinical signs of illness. Along with treatment administration and prevention methods for multiple spices of livestock. Students will have an introduction to immune system function and basic livestock disease transmission. Learning these concepts will allow students to make educated production and financial decisions which are critical in in animal care and the viability of an animal operation. This class would be beneficial to those entering a career in animal science, particularly in which they would be handling and managing livestock directly.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
  • Students will be able to determine proper biosecurity protocol
  • Students will be able identify behavior and clinical signs of illness in livestock.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate treatment administration.
  • Student will be able to explain livestock health prevention methods.


Course Objectives

  • Biosecurity protocol
  • Normal vs. Abnormal livestock behavior
  • Facilities, Herd husbandry and medical/vaccine prevention methods.
  • Clinical signs of Illness in livestock
  • Proper Treatment of Livestock
  • Proper handling of Livestock

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