VETS 3013 - Animal Parasitology, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): VETS 1214 with D or better and VETS 1203 with C or better

Level: Lower

Parasitology is a multidisciplinary approach to the study of internal and external parasites of companion, exotic and farm animals. This course will integrate the student's knowledge of anatomy and pharmacology while providing the student the opportunity to understand life cycles, diagnostic protocol, control and treatment of the most common internal and external parasites. The course will also develop the students' understanding of how to appropriately provide both verbal and written communications for the client concerning management, prevention and potential zoonosis of the common parasites. The laboratory will emphasize the common techniques used to identify the parasites of companion, laboratory and farm animals.