ANSC 152: Small Animal Diseases and Nutrition


ANSC 152: Companion Animal Diseases (3 credits)

Course Description

An introduction to the common diseases and medical care of companion animals. Topics include identification, clinical signs and symptoms, and treatment of diseases affecting companion animals. This course is intended for students entering veterinary technology or other animal-related fields. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): A grade of "C" or better for ANSC 142 and ANSC 142L.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the common diseases of companion animals and identify the life stage at which the disease typically occurs
  • List the clinical signs and tests used in the diagnosis of common companion animal diseases
  • Explain the medical treatments for common companion animal diseases
  • Communicate the information that a client or owner would need in the event that a pet was diagnosed with a specific disease

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