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Cattle and Camelid Medicine, Production and Surgery (VET455)
|Organisational Unit||Veterinary Medicine|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S2
|Description||The unit covers the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of diseases of cattle and camelids. Particular emphasis is placed on the prevention of disease and correction of management and nutritional factors affecting production in cattle. The general principles involved in the investigation of cattle herd problems are emphasised.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Diagnose, treat and give a prognosis for the common cattle and camelid diseases present in Australasia.
2. Know how to solve a herd problem including disease outbreaks, sub-optimal nutrition and mastitis outbreaks.
3. Understand the selection and management of bulls and heifers for high fertility.
4. Investigate an infertility problem in both beef and dairy herds.
5. Have a general understanding of the requirements for feedlot planning, meeting targets for processing and feedlot nutrition.
6. Recognise, diagnose and treat common feedlot diseases and problems.
7. Be able to assess dairy and beef herds for sub-optimal nutrition and have an understanding of the production and disease costs associated with poor nutrition.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Lectures: 48 hours; practicals: 12 hours.|
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in Applied Veterinary Medicine. Completion of VET459 Surgical Secrets, VET456 Anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care, VET462 Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, VET461 General Small Animal Practice.|
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|
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