Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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Birds component includes:
- Clinical signs, diagnosis, pathogenesis and epizootiology of disease in individual animals as well as affected flocks;
- Poultry management and nutrition as they relate to birds’ health, preventive medicine; and
- Cage and aviary bird medicine
Wildlife component includes:
- the role of veterinary surgeon in the area of wildlife work;
- veterinary role in regulatory activities and wildlife disasters; and
- Characteristic anatomical features of various groups of native mammals
- Husbandry and diseases of - marsupials including orphans; other native mammals; exotic (zoo) mammals; reptiles.
Fish and exotic pets components include:
At the end of this subject students should:
With respect to birds:
- be aware of the variety of diseases affecting poultry and other birds;
- understand the factors influencing outbreaks of disease in flocks and/or individual animals;
- be able to suggest a probable diagnosis/ differential diagnosis from the history, epidemiology, clinical signs and gross post-mortem lesions;
- be able to recommend appropriate ancillary tests to facilitate a definitive diagnosis and prognosis;
- be able to specify appropriate therapy or other course of action for affected flocks and/or individual animals;
- be able to recommend appropriate measures for disease control and/or prevention;
- know the statutory regulations applicable to disease control and use of therapeutic substances/vaccines in these animals;
With respect to wildlife:
- be familiar with the various groups of Australian mammals;
- possess the essential information to be able to clinically examine and make a diagnosis of disease in non-domestic mammals;
- understand specific features of the husbandry of these animals as they relate to disease prevention and the management of clinically ill animals;
- be familiar with the legislation governing protected animals, particularly legislation with specific veterinary involvement;
- be familiar with the husbandry, clinical examination and the principal diseases of reptiles;
- understand the role of disease in wild animal populations, and be familiar with the challenges and techniques used to investigate and manage disease in these populations;
With respect to fish:
- be familiar with the principal features of the management of farmed and aquarium fish, be able to carry out a clinical examination, diagnose and treat specific diseases of fish;
With respect to exotic pets:
- be familiar with the principal features of the management and husbandry of such species, and be able to carry out a clinical examination, diagnose and treat specific diseases.
- One 1-hour written paper at the end of Semester 1 (40%)
- One 15-minute oral examination at the end of Semester 1 (20%)
- One 1-hour written paper after the Semester 2 intra-semester break (40%)
Students must pass the oral examination.
Students are required to pass the subject on aggregate mark.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information: ||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date |
|Related Course(s): ||
Bachelor of Veterinary Science |
Bachelor of Veterinary Science(PV)