VBMS101
Success in Veterinary Science

Description: General skills for success in college are discussed. Student involvement and campus resources are emphasized. Survey of careers for students interested in going on to veterinary school or any other science related area.

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Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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VBMS303
Principles and Prevention of Livestock Diseases

Prerequisites: Juniors and seniors; ASCI 240 or BIOS 213 and BIOS 213L. BIOS 300 or BIOS 312 recommended, or permission

Description: Management techniques in the control of metabolic, infectious, and parasitic diseases of domestic animals and understanding of basic concepts of the important diseases of livestock.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS307
Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy

Prerequisites: LIFE 120 & LIFE 120L and LIFE 121 & LIFE 121L or equivalent, and junior standing

Description: Gross anatomy of the mammalian body, using domestic dog as the model. Macroscopic anatomy of organs and organ systems emphasizing structural and functional relationships, and their contribution to homeostasis of domestic animals. Incorporates detailed study of prosected cadavers and skeletal preparations.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:4

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VBMS403
Integrated Principles and Prevention of Livestock Diseases

Description: Emphasizes integrated management techniques of livestock, and understanding the basic integrated concepts of the important diseases of domestic animals. Biotechnology in animal health and current issues in management practices to control diseases.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

VBMS408
Functional HistologyCrosslisted with BIOS 408, BIOS 808, VBMS 808

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 and 101L or LIFE 120 and 120L or BIOS 112; BIOS 213 or ASCI 240. BIOS 315 recommended.

Description: Microscopic anatomy of the tissues and organs of major vertebrate species, including humans. Normal cellular arrangements of tissues and organs as related to their macroscopic anatomy and function, with reference to sub-cellular characteristics and biochemical processes. Functional relationships among cells, tissues, organs and organ systems, contributory to organismal well being. General introduction to pathological processes and principles underlying some diseases.

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Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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VBMS410
General Pharmacology and Toxicology

Prerequisites: BIOS 213, ASCI 240, or ASCI 340; BIOC 321 or BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 431/831; or equivalent. Recommended: CHEM 252 and 254; BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 432/832 and 433/833.

Description: Basic principles and sciences of drug action (as therapeutic agents) and of adverse (toxic) effects of harmful chemical substances. Discussion of these concepts as they relate to animal production and care, regulatory concerns, legal and ethical decisions, human and animal health hazards, food safety, and environmental contamination.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS417
Neurobiology: Cells to Senses

Prerequisites: Two semesters each of Biology and Chemistry recommended. Permission of the instructor required.

Capstone course. Active participation in classroom discussion expected.

Description: Neurobiology, by its very nature, integrates the studies of biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, physiology, and anatomy. Introduction to cellular and systems neurobiology, culminating in individual projects focusing on the effects of neuropathological disorders or diseases.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

VBMS424
Basic Molecular Infectious DiseasesCrosslisted with VBMS 824

Prerequisites: BIOS 312 or permission.

Description: Introduction to the molecular, genetic and cellular aspects of microbial pathogenesis in humans and animals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS441
Pathogenic MicrobiologyCrosslisted with BIOS 441, BIOS 841, VBMS 441H, VBMS 841

Prerequisites: BIOS 312 and either 313 or 314, or permission.

Description: Fundamental principles involved in host-microorganism interrelationships. Identification of pathogens, isolation, propagation, mode of transmission, pathogenicity, symptoms, treatment, prevention of disease, epidemiology, and methods of control.

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Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS441H
Pathogenic MicrobiologyCrosslisted with BIOS 441, BIOS 841, VBMS 441, VBMS 841

Prerequisites: BIOS 312 and either 313 or 314, or permission.

Description: Fundamental principles involved in host-microorganism interrelationships. Identification of pathogens, isolation, propagation, mode of transmission, pathogenicity, symptoms, treatment, prevention of disease, epidemiology, and methods of control.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS441L
Pathogenic Microbiology LaboratoryCrosslisted with VBMS 841L

Prerequisites: BIOS 312 and 313 (314) or permission.

Description: Application of diagnostic microbiological techniques to the isolation, propagation and identification of common pathogens of human beings and animals. Case studies used, in the laboratory setting, to explore and test fundamentals of transmission, epidemiology and pathogensis of selected infectious agents and to relate these to disease signs, treatments and methods of control.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

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VBMS488
Exploration of Production Medicine

Prerequisites: Acceptance to an accredited college of veterinary medicine.

Description: Introduction to production medicine and animal health management that weaves together the interrelationship of pasture ecology, animal nutrition, animal well-being, environmental assessment, worker safety, and pre-harvest food safety. Emphasis on the interrelationships between scientific disciplines, and sustainable agriculture. Assessment of normal production potential and health of food producing animals (beef cattle, swine, and sheep) and indicators of abnormal health. Introduction to techniques used to evaluate animal well-being, to computerized information management, and to the veterinarian's role in sustainable agriculture.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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VBMS496
Independent Study in Veterinary Science

Prerequisites: 12 hrs veterinary science or closely related areas and permission.

Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

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VBMS499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

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