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Undergraduate Course: INTEGRATED CLINICAL COURSE: FARM ANIMAL (BVMS10028)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course provides a foundation which will enable the student to develop during the associated practical classes an enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, cattle, sheep, pigs, fish and poultry health and production. In addition, the course will:
- emphasise the role of the veterinary surgeon in planned animal health and production in cattle and sheep.
- expand on the husbandry and nutrition covered earlier in the programme to provide a background to the aetiology and prevention of many important cattle and sheep diseases and welfare problems.
- explain the aetiology, pathology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the principal diseases of cattle and sheep in the UK.
- describe the principal causes of reproductive failure in cattle and sheep.
- demonstrate that optimum fertility in cattle and sheep is a function of good management and nutrition.
- discuss the importance of helminth control in the health and productivity of cattle and sheep enterprises.
- control of Notifiable diseases in farm animals
Course description This course will cover the aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common diseases and disorders that occur in the common farm animal species (cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and fish) in the UK. As well as individual animal diseases, it will also cover herd health and production animal medicine.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 110, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 19, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 15, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 244 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 64 %, Coursework 16 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examined at the end of Semester 1
Written Examination (64% total mark):
Essay questions (62.5% examination mark)
Multiple choice questions (37.5% examination mark)

In-course Assessment (16% total mark)
Peerwise (10% In-course Assessment mark)
MCQ (25% In-course Assessment mark)
Essay questions (65% In-course Assessment mark)

Practical Examination
2 practical clinical examination stations (10% total mark each)

Classification:
In order to pass a candidate must attain:
a) an overall pass of at least 50% in the written component of the examination (part 1)
b) an overall mean pass mark of at least 50% in the two OSPRE stations (part 2)

Final mark for registry composes of:
Written component 80% (comprised 80% Written exam, 20% In-Course Assessment)
OSPRE component 20%
Feedback A practice examination paper will be made available on LEARN and by email. There will be a feedback session provided in November after the In Course Assessment examinations, and in January after the Semester 1 Main Exam diet written examinations.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Integrated Clinical Course: Farm Animal2:30
Resit Exam Diet (April/May Sem 1 resits only)ICC Farm Animal re-sit2:30
Outwith Standard Exam Diets OctoberICC Farm Animal In-Course Assessment1:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 1. Describe the aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common diseases and disorders that occur in the common farm animal species (cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and fish).
  2. 2. Advise and carry out preventative medicine programmes in herds and flocks.
  3. 3. Evaluate and analyse animal welfare problems in the common farm animal species.
  4. 4. Describe the principal controls and legislation relating to Notifiable diseases in the UK.
  5. 5. Perform a complete clinical examination in cattle and sheep, including handling and restraint.
Reading List
Books
Large Animal Internal Medicine, ed. Bradford P. Smith (Mosby, 3rd edition, 2001)
Bovine Medicine : Diseases and Husbandry of Cattle, ed. A.H. Andrews et al. (Blackwell Science, 2nd edition, 2004)
Diseases of Dairy Cattle, ed William Rebhun (Lippincott, 2nd edition, 2007)
Veterinary Medicine: A Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Goats and Horses, ed. Radostits et al. (Saunders, 9th edition, 2000)
Cattle Medicine, PR Scott, CD Penny and AI Macrae. (Manson, 2011)
Clinical examination of farm animals. P Jackson and P Cockroft. (Blackwell, 2002)
The Health of Dairy Cattle, ed. A.H. Andrews (Blackwell, 2000)
Herd Health: Food Animal Production Medicine, ed. Radostits (Saunders, 3rd edition, 2001)
Cow Signals, Jan Hulsen (Roodbont, 2006)
Fertility Management in Dairy Cattle, ed. Esslemont et al. (Blackwell, 1987)
Calf Husbandry, Health and Welfare, ed. John Webster (Harper Collins, 1984)
Understanding the Dairy Cow, ed. John Webster (Blackwell Scientific, 2nd edition, 1993)
Reproduction in Cattle. PJH Ball and AR Peters. (Blackwell, 3rd edition, 2004)
Diseases of Sheep, ed. I Aitken (Blackwell, 4th edition, 2007)
Sheep Medicine, P.R. Scott (Manson, 2007)
Sheep Flock Health - A Planned Approach, N.D. Sargison (Blackwell, 2008)
Jubb, Kennedy and Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals (Volume 1, 2 and 3), ed. M. Grant Maxie (Saunders, 5th edition, 2007)
Farm Animal Surgery, ed. S.L. Fubini and N.G. Ducharme (Saunders, 2004)
Diseases of Swine, eds B. Straw et al. (Blackwell Science/Iowa State University Press, Ames, 8th Edition 1999)
Pig Diseases, D.J.Taylor, (7th Edition 1999) Available from D. Taylor, student price 12.00


Journals

The Veterinary Record
In Practice
UK Vet
Sheep and Goat Practice (The In Practice Handbook), ed. Edward Boden
Cattle Practice (British Cattle Veterinary Association Publications)
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Compliance with accrediting bodies' requirements.

In addition, the course will:
- emphasise the role of the veterinary surgeon in planned animal health and production in cattle and sheep.
- expand on the husbandry and nutrition covered earlier in the programme to provide a background to the aetiology and prevention of many important cattle and sheep diseases and welfare problems.
- explain the aetiology, pathology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the principal diseases of cattle and sheep in the UK.
- describe the principal causes of reproductive failure in cattle and sheep.
- demonstrate that optimum fertility in cattle and sheep is a function of good management and nutrition.
- discuss the importance of helminth control in the health and productivity of cattle and sheep enterprises.
- examine control of Notifiable diseases in farm animals
Additional Class Delivery Information 110 hours of lectures
19 hours of tutorials
15 hours of practicals
KeywordsFarm Animal,Cattle,Sheep,Goats,Helminthology,Husbandry,notifiable diseases,animal welfare
Contacts
Course organiserDr Alexander Corbishley
Tel: (0131 6)51 7468
Email: Alexander.Corbishley@roslin.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Suzanne Newbrook
Tel: (0131 6)50 6410
Email: snewbroo@exseed.ac.uk
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