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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
ANIMAL CARE
Course unit
WILD ANIMAL CARE IN CLINICAL SETTINGS
AVP7077561, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ANIMAL CARE
AV2378, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track WILD ANIMAL [002LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination WILD ANIMAL CARE IN CLINICAL SETTINGS
Website of the academic structure https://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/course/view.php?idnumber=2019-AV2378-002LE-2017-AVP7077561-N0
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction English
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge JANOS GAL
Other lecturers DONATELLA GELLI VET/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses VET/10 Clinical Veterinary Obstetrics and Gynaecology 3.0
Core courses VET/08 Clinical Veterinary Medicine 5.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1  Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 GELLI DONATELLA (Presidente)
GAL JANOS (Membro Effettivo)
FIORE ENRICO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students are required to have solid knowledge of general biology, anatomy and phisiology of vertebrates.

Required foundation courses:
Applied mathematics and physics, General pathology and laboratory techniques.

Admission of students to practical activities (which is mandatory for at least 75% of the laboratory hours) is conditional depending on compliance of appropriate educational background.
Target skills and knowledge: The lecture underpins the students' appropriate future approach to exotic and wild animal medicine.
Students are learning basic knowledge, treatments of certain more frequently kept exotic animal groups (reptiles, exotic birds and exotic mammals) and wildlife.
Students get knowledge about species, their keeping, feeding and care, knowledge related to their clinical patient care is also provided.
Introductory knowledge will also be provided on animal health issues related to the keeping of certain wild game species (pheasant, partridge, hare, cervids etc.) of hunting importance.
After listening to the subject, students will have the ability to examine and treat patients with exotic and wildlife.
Student would be trained to evaluate the management of reproduction in wild animals in captive condition.
Student would be also qualified to assist veterinarian in clinical and surgical procedures requested by reproduction in captivity.
Examination methods: Written test at the end of the course. The exam is based on the information’s from lectures and practical topics. The exam is a multiple choice test.
Assessment criteria: The student will be evaluated on the basis of the acquired knowledge in relation to its ability to use and present the concepts and case studies learned during the course.
Evaluation criteria include degree of knowledge of acquired information, ability to explain the mechanisms underlying common situations related to animal reproduction and wild population control, with a use of appropriate technical language.
Course unit contents: Students will acquire theoretical and practical tools:
• to recognize abnormalities in wild animals such as anorexia, inactivity, abnormal feces, or changes in behaviour that may reflect early medical problems;
• recognizing problems arising from inadequate care and applying the methods of the proper diagnosis
• to provide basic evaluation and first aid to different species of vertebrates;
• making decisions on the individual diseases and conditions in the preparation of the therapeutic plan and its applicability
• to assist veterinarians during clinical and surgical procedures in wildlife;
• to implement veterinarian indications for management of wild animals during trauma and in critical condition;
• conducting treatments appropriately in some non-infectious and infectious diseases
• to understand the comparative medical approach;
• differential diagnosis of certain infectious diseases in exotic and wild animals
• to know the method of drug administration and restraint
• recognizing zoonoses, methods and possibilities to prevent them
• to recognize abnormalities in wild animals such as anorexia, inactivity, abnormal feces, or changes in behaviour that may reflect early medical problems;
• to provide basic evaluation and first aid to different species of vertebrates;
• to assist veterinarians during clinical and surgical procedures in wildlife;
• to implement veterinarian indications for management of wild animals during trauma and in critical condition;
• to understand the comparative medical approach;
• to know the method of drug administration and restraint;
• to evaluate wild animals in captivity in reference to reproduction;
• to assess the spaces and the cohabitation of species necessary to happen that the same reproduction.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes 40 hours of lectures and 24 hour of practical and hands on activities. Practical activities are based on participative interaction, with case reports discussion.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Printable version of presentations before the lectures.
Because of the wide range of topics, the recommended literature will be selected with the students at the first lecture.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • R. Eric Miller Murray Fowler, Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine. --: Elselvier, 2011. I materiali didattici saranno caricati su Moodle (https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/). Cerca nel catalogo