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Students will learn and discuss the
basics of ruminant hoof health, diagnosing different hoof diseases,
as well as practice performing hoof trims on cadaver legs. They
will discuss common requirements for distal limb nerve blocks,
procedure, and complications. Students will learn distal limb
neural innervation and practice injection blocks. They will then
get to learn how to remove a claw.
Ophthalmology and Enucleation
Students will learn and practice
proper procedures involved with enucleation, tumor removal and
other various surgical techniques on cadaver heads. During this
lab, different equipment, as well as injection sites for local
anesthesia, will be discussed.
Students will learn and practice
different techniques necessary to remove calves when involved with
Chute Side Bovine
Students will learn common bovine
health practices including safe and effective restraint,
identification via tattoo and branding, acceptable injection sites,
and physical exam. Students will get the opportunity to practice
tattooing and freeze-branding cadavers along with inserting
Students will learn the different
methods of castration, complications, and risks associated with
castration. They will also practice castration on calves with a
A live steer will be used to
demonstrate and practice the art of casting for recombinant
procedures as well as allow students an opportunity to practice
various knots that are used in everyday food animal veterinary
Students will have an opportunity
to discuss and practice several types of suture patterns used in
routine ruminant laceration repair as well as reproductive prolapse
repair. Frozen reproductive tracts and cadaver limbs will be
Students will learn to perform a
full necropsy on a cow or small ruminant and discuss normal as well
as abnormal tissue appearance resulting from disease processes.
Bovine and deer cadavers will be used for demonstration during this
Students will be able to practice
techniques involved in Artificial Insemination with frozen
reproductive tracts and pregnancy determination through palpation
as well as ultrasound on live cattle. Students will also learn CIDR
implantation and differences between estrous synchronization
Chute Side Small Ruminant
Students will learn proper herd
management techniques and how to properly work small ruminants in
pens/chutes. Participants will also get experience with body
condition scoring and dentition on live sheep.
Students will learn how to properly
use and interpret an Ultrasound.
Breeding Soundness Exam/Tritrichamoniasis Testing
Students will get hands on
experience performing all aspects of a bovine breeding soundness
exam, as well as proper sample collection for a Trichomonas Test.
Live bulls will be used for this lab.
Students will learn how to use
proper surgical procedures required to dehorn using a goat cadaver.
They will also discuss anesthesia for ruminants.
The students will learn how to properly handle and move pigs. They
will also get a chance to practice snaring and jug pulls. General
pig care will be discussed as well.
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