NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    
    May 19, 2024  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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ANSC 2320 - Livestock Health and Pathology


This course presents a scientific yet practical approach to the study of livestock health. A wide range of topics related to health and disease management including: signs of good and poor animal health, principal causes of disease; methods of disease transmission and diagnosis as well as treatment.  Emphasis will be on control and prevention of disease in livestock. This course will emphasize immune responses, vaccination programs and distinguishing between infectious, contagious, and zoonotic diseases common to livestock.

Credits: 3

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ANSC 2320 Livestock Health and Pathology the student will:

  1. distinguish between a healthy animal and a sick animal
  2. identify causes, transmission, diagnosis and treatment for common diseases in livestock
  3. describe basic principles of immunology
  4. discuss general principles of disease processes
  5. examine management factors involved with livestock disease
  6. explain differences in vaccination protocols
  7. recognize when professional assistance is required for disease problems
  8. describe a quality herd health program of disease prevention

describe and implement biosecurity plan and standard operating procedures



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