VT 134 Large Animal Nursing
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
Prerequisite: VT 113 with a grade of "C" or better
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. In this course students will receive instruction through in-person lectures and/or online modules and discussions followed by hands-on practice and demonstrations at off campus livestock facilities. Written Midterm and Final examinations will take place on campus. 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.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
SLO1: Provide safe, humane, and effective nursing care for horses, small ruminants, cattle, and swine.