Animal Sciences 495A
Animal Health Management
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General Course Information
When and Where:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
- ANSC 221 Principles of Nutrition
- ANSC 230 Physiology of Domestic Animals
The objectives of this course are to familiarize the student with disease processes and
mechanisms whereby animals are able to combat diseases. Management techniques in food,
companion and research animal species that minimize or prevent disease will be emphasized, as well as
the consequences on animal production, reproduction, and human health. When you
successfully complete this course, you should:
- Understand the factors that influence initiation and progression of disease in animals,
- basic immunology of host animals
- basic mechanisms used by infectious agents to invade a host animal and cause disease
- environmental/management factors that contribute to or minimize occurrence
2. Be able to recognize, understand and use accepted
3. Understand the management aspects of animal health and the
importance of disease prevention..
4. Be able to design management programs to address health
concerns in covered animal species.
Grades will based on hourly exams, quizzes, homework and/or class project assignments
and a final exam as follows:
- Exam 1: 50 pts
- Exam 2: 50 pts
- Exam 3: 50 pts
- Homework: 35 pts
- Quizzes 40 pts
- Final Exam: 75 pts
Total points 300
A > 90% of total points; B = 80-89% total points; C = 70-79% total points; D
= 60-69% total points; F < 69% of total points
Students found guilty of cheating or academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean
Principles of Veterinary Science, eds. Hoopes and Thwaits.
Other recommended texts that will be on reserve in the Life Science and/or Veterinary
Medical Library include:
- Herd Health: Food Animal Production Medicine, 2nd edition, eds.
Radostitis, Leslie and Fetrow
- Diseases of Swine, 8th edition ed. Leman.
- Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, 4th edition, eds.
Mims, Dimmock, Nash and Stephen.
- Immunobiology-The Immune System in Health and Disease, 4-5th edition,
eds. Janeway, Travers, Walport and Capra.
- Zoonoses -- Recognition, Control and Prevention, Hugh-Jones,
- Health Maintenance and Principal Microbial Diseases of Cultured Fishes,
1999, First Edition, John A. Plumb.
A number of additional resources can be found under Additional Resources at this website and as hyperlinks to
associated lecture notes on the web.
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