Small Ruminants 2

Subject 250-421 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 20 lecture hours and up to 10 practical/tutorial hours.
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment 58 hours (minimum).
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Angus Campbell
Subject Overview:

Students completing this subject should be able to: suggest a list of differential diagnoses, in descending order of probability, from the history, epidemiology, clinical signs and/or lesions observed in individual sheep, goats, deer or camelids, or in flocks of these animals; submit appropriate samples for laboratory testing and interpret the test results for diseases and production limiting conditions that affect sheep, goats, deer and camelids; design a prevention program for diseases and production limiting conditions that commonly affect sheep, goats, deer and camelids; ascertain if the welfare of sheep, goats, deer or camelids is compromised; develop a disease control program that includes a realistic prognosis, treatment advice, consideration of chemical residues, and for commercial flocks an economic appraisal of the proposed program; develop skills in report writing; and develop skills in verbal presentations.

This subject continues to examine diseases, preventive medicine and production of sheep, other small ruminants and camelids. Topics include clinical examination; infectious, metabolic, nutritional, reproductive and parasitic diseases; and diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Assessment: One 2-hour end of semester written paper (90%) and assessment during the small ruminant and camelid component of the ruminant rotation (10%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

After completing the subjects Small Ruminants 1 and Small Ruminants 2 students should have developed:

  • cognitive, analytic and problem solving skills, involving independent thought, rational enquiry and self-directed learning;

  • professional and technical skills; and

  • respect for intellectual integrity and professional ethics.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Bachelor of Veterinary Science(PV)

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