Course responsible:Erik Georg Bø-Granquist
Teaching and exam period:Look at the semester plan
About this course
- Medical disorders in production animals
- Surgical disorders in production animals
- Obstetric disorders, periparturient diseases and diseases in new born animal in production animals
- Ambulatory practice in production animals
- Herd health in production animals
- Poultry Medicine
Provide students with theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in disease developement, diagnostics, treatment and preventive veterinary medicine in production animals, including poultry.
The block forms the basis so that the student after completing the course will master the following «Day One Skills» by EAEVE: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.1, 1.12, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.13, 3.14, 3.15, 3.17, 3.18, 3.19, 3.20
After completing the course the student should:
- Show respect for animals and humans and have an understanding of owners' relationships with the animals
- Be familiar with animals' welfare needs
- Emphasize economic considerations
- Work independently
- Communicate and collaborate with animal owners and colleagues and other professionals
- Gather and assess expert information
- Know their professional limitations and seek help when needed.
- Render knowledge of important diseases, diagnostic tools and treatment methods in common species
- Adopt anamnesis and obtain relevant information about the herd
- Handle animals in a safe manner
- Perform clinical examination and evaluate findings
- Take relevant samples and interpret test results
- Set up a relevant list of differential diagnoses and suggest a diagnosis
- Assess prognosis
- Perform or suggest treatment
- Provide emergency assistance, including obstetrics
- Assess the need for and apply principles of herd health diagnostics
- Suggest preventive measures in production animal herds
- Write detailed journals, reports and certificates that meet applicable regulations
- Implement hygiene and biosecurity measures
- Be aware of the importance of food safety in the food chain
- Prevent zoonoses
- Completed minimum 166,5 ECTS after third year at the program.
- Blocks earlier in the program. At the examination in the 9th semester, themes from the entire veterinary curriculum may be examined, to the extent that this is relevant to the issue / case which is being examined.
Students must pass each clinical period and ensure that documentation is completed. Regulations and forms are found in the document: "Clinical Validation 8th and 9th semester". To pass the clinical period, the student must have been sufficiently present and shown to possess widely acceptable professional and ethical standards.
Notice from the doctor must be handed to the study department in order to have documented abscense. Students who have not passed the clinical period will not be allowed to take the exam.
The form that document presence is delivered in Canvas. Students who have not passed the clinical period will not be allowed to take the exam.
Practical / oral examination in Production Animal Clinical Science: The exam consist of a clinical examination and an oral examination. Two examination stations are used; candidates have a clinical exam either in the field of medicine /surgery or reproduction/ obstetrics and an oral examination in the other field or in herd health/ livestock medicine or poultry medicine. Groups up to 8 students are examined on one day. The examination is individual. An overall grade is given for the entire exam. If the average grade is not a whole grade, the grade in the clinical examination shall count most. A fail in the first part will cause the student to be disqualified from taking the second part of the examination.
- In addition to an internal examiner there is also an external sensor taking part in both the clinical and oral part of the examination.
Courses and clinical service is mandatory. Weekend and night shifts are mandatory. Detailed information available in separat document on Canvas.
Poultry autopsy in the mixed clinical rotation: see the rules under poultry medicine.
Requirements for personal equipment:
Work clothes, stethoscope and nameplate. Overalls and boots are provided in the clinics.
HMS and biosecurity:
Quarantine after stays abroad: Contact the staff/ head of clinic in advance. General guidelines: if students have been in contact with livestock abroad, they must wait minimum 48 hours before they have access to the production animal clinics or other livestock, and minimum 72 hours if they have been in countries with severe contagious diseases. There are additional guidelines for prevention of MRSA/ LA-MRSA.
There are separate infection control sluices by the entrance to the clinics. Overalls, gloves and boots are available in the clinics and at farm visits. Students are encouraged to wear gloves when handling medicines and other risk material or allergens and when handling animals suspected of being infected by a zoonosis.
"Rules for handling large production animals and horses at NMBU Veterinary university" and "Basic rules regarding handling of animals" are avialable at Canvas. A first aid kit is available. Fire Training is provided in the clinics.
Medical/ Surgical Clinic: Clinic Procedures are discussed orally at the first visit (see Canvas).
Reproduction: Gloves are used when examining organs from slaughterhouses. Gloves are used in the examination of animals and one must change gloves for each animal.
The Ambulatory clinic has created its own safety procedures (see Canvas). These are reviewed orally at the beginning of 8th semester.
Pregnant women should inform the teacher and take the necessary precautions
A maximum of one day of valid and documented absences per week is allowed. It is not possible to accumulate days. Valid absences beyond this must be re-taken in accordance with the Head of Section's instructions / Head of clinic.
The reason is that this is skill training necessary for professional practice.
Students will not be able to take the exam until the missing time in the clinics is re-taken.
- Letter grades
- Admitted to the Veterinary Medicine Program and completed minimum 166,5 ECTS after third year at the program.