SRJC Course Outlines

6/21/2024 1:14:50 AMANSCI 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ANSCI 2Title:  INTRO FARM ANIMAL HEALTH  
Full Title:  Introduction to Farm Animal Health
Last Reviewed:2/13/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to animal health and disease control in livestock animals. Classification of animal diseases, their causes and appropriate treatments with emphasis on preventative medicine.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to animal health and disease control in livestock animals. Classification of animal diseases, their causes and appropriate treatments with emphasis on preventative medicine.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: AG - AS 136L Animal Health and Sanitation SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ANSCI2

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Hypothesize cause, system(s) affected, and treatment of common diseases that affect farm
    animals such as: cattle, sheep, hogs and horses.
2.  Determine the selection of proper treatment techniques and handling practices while utilizing
    appropriate veterinary terminology.
3.  Discuss and defend livestock health practices.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Determine the correct application of vaccines and parasite management programs.
2. Demonstrate and understand the role animal behavior plays in individual and herd health
3. Identify common diseases and determine appropriate treatment regimen.
4. Differentiate between pathogenic and non-pathogenic disease.
5. Identify environmental factors contributing to disease.
6. Appraise and identify physiological changes which alter susceptibility to various health
7. Name and demonstrate proper use of equipment that humanely confines, treats or protects
8. Explain basic principles of biosecurity, including disease prevention programs.
9. Analyze an operational scenario and formulate a preventative program.
10. List common diseases in U.S. livestock production and established control programs.
11. Explain routine health management procedures.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction and Overview                  
    A. Historical concepts            
    B. Causative agents of disease            
    C. Methods of transmission            
    D. Principles of prevention            
    E. Disinfecting            
    F. Body defense mechanisms            
    G. Immunity - classified            
    H. Predisposing disease factors            
    I. Recognizing unhealthy animals            
    J. Terminology            
         1. common medications that are available      
         2. common terms that apply to the various systems of the body      
II. Anatomy and Physiology - Body system and primary system disease            
    A. Endocrine      
    B. Reproductive      
    C. Digestive      
    D. Cardiovascular      
    E. Urinary      
    F. Respiratory      
III. Parasites                  
    A. Symptoms, lifecycles and controls            
    B. Enteroparasites            
    C. Ectoparasites            
IV. Restraint Types                              
    A. Passive      
    B. Active
V. Common First Aid Practices                  
    A. Order of treatment            
    B. Bacterial infection and sanitation            
    C. Bandaging            
VI. Correct Use of Vaccines and Medications                  
    A. Proper techniques or caring and storing of vaccines and medications            
    B. Proper techniques for administering vaccines and medications            
Laboratory activities will follow lecture topics. Laboratory activities will include:      
I. Properly Handling and Administering Vaccines      
II. Handle and Restrain Farm Animals      
III. Treatment Techniques      
IV. Administering Pesticide Treatments

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Lecture Related Assignments:
1. Case studies to evaluate disease management
2. Written paper and oral presentation on a disease
3. Written lab reports (5-10)
4. Three to five unit quizzes
5. Mid-term (1) and final exam
Lab Related Assignments:
1. Collaborative and individual lab activities
2. Field work and class performances demonstrating skills related to animal health practices

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Lab reports, written paper on a disease
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Case Studies
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Class performances, field work, lab activities
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
Quizzes, midterm, final exam: multiple choice, true/false, short answer, essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Oral presentation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Introduction to Veterinary Science. 3rd ed. Lawhead, James and Baker, Meecee. Cengage. 2016
Animal Health. 3rd ed. Jackson, Nancy and Baker, James and Greer, William. Pearson. 2000 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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