Large Animal Nursing
Prerequisite: VT 111 and 113 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
A course in restraint, behavior, anesthesia and nursing care of domestic large animal species. Species covered will include horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and swine. Students will learn and have hands on practice in basic restraint, physical examination, oral and injectable medication administration, and blood and urine collection techniques. Instruction is provided through lectures followed by hands on practice and demonstrations at off campus livestock facilities. Students will also receive instruction in the use of restraint equipment and techniques for obstetrical examination and dystocia, administration of and complications associated with large animal anesthesia, tail and leg wrapping, intravenous catheterization, and common husbandry practices including disbudding, tail docking, and castration.