Hoof Health/Hoof Trim
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.
Distal Limb Nerve Block
Students 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 dissect their cadaver limb to acess the accuracy of their
Opthamology 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 dystocia cases.
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
Students will learn the different methods of castration,
complications, and risks associated with castration. They will also
practice castration on calves with a Henderson tool.
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 medicine.
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 used.
Students will learn about large animal medical situations that
arise out of natural disaster emergencies and what part they can
engage in as a practitioner.
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 lab.
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 protocols.
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
Laproscopic Artificial Insemination
Students will get the opportunity to view a laproscopic
artificial insemination of a ewe and learn the procedure,
complications, and associated risks. The clinician will cover basic
reproductive physiology and manipulation of small ruminants.
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
Students will learn acceptable standards for livestock
euthanasia based on animal welfare, owner/public perception, and
individual patient consideration. Students will also learn how a
captive bolt gun works, cleaning, and complications. A
demonstration will be performed on a watermelon.