Feb 06, 2023
VETT 2340 - Advanced Laboratory & Exotic Animal Techniques-Laboratory
Credit Hours: 0.50
Prerequisites: Admission into the Veterinary Technician Program; VETT 1580 , VETT 2320 , and VETT 2330 all with grade C or better
(formerly VETT 2310)
VETT 2340 instructs veterinary technician students in advanced techniques performed on laboratory and exotic animal species. It will also reiterate the basic skills taught in VETT 2330. Application strategies include venipuncture and sample collection, injections, anesthesia techniques, ear punch identification and numbering sequence, euthanasia, and necropsy. The course also covers medication administration techniques in lab and exotic animals as well as radiographic positioning of the bird.
Billable Contact Hours: 1
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome A: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate appropriate administration of medications and passage of a stomach tube, venipuncture techniques and sample collection, advanced injection techniques performed in common laboratory and exotic animals, the ear punch method and numbering sequence for the identification of a laboratory animal, and positioning of birds for radiographic procedures.
- Demonstrate appropriate oral administration of medications to the rabbit and appropriate method of passing a stomach tube in the mouse and rat.
- Demonstrate the appropriate venipuncture techniques and blood collection for various laboratory and exotic animals.
- Demonstrate appropriate retro-orbital blood collection technique on a lab animal.
- Demonstrate appropriate intravenous injection technique for various laboratory and exotic animals.
- Demonstrate appropriate intraperitoneal injection technique for various laboratory and exotic animals.
- Demonstrate the correct ear punch method on various laboratory and exotic animals.
- List which laboratory animals can be ear punched and the numbering sequence involved in identifying a laboratory animal.
- Demonstrate the correct positioning of the bird for radiographic procedures.
Outcome B: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate appropriate anesthesia techniques for laboratory animals.
- List and discuss the various types of anesthetic agents used in laboratory and exotic animals.
- List the stages and planes of general anesthesia for laboratory and exotic animals.
- Describe placing various laboratory and exotic animals under general anesthesia.
- Demonstrate the appropriate post-op care for laboratory and exotic animals recovering from general anesthesia and be able to report any abnormalities.
Outcome C: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate appropriate necropsy techniques for laboratory animals.
- Identify and report signs of diseases in the laboratory and exotic animals.
- List the criteria in evaluating methods of euthanasia.
- Identify and list the modes of action of euthanizing agents.
- List the chemical and physical methods used for euthanasia.
- Discuss why a necropsy is performed on laboratory and exotic animals.
- Demonstrate how to perform a general necropsy on one laboratory animal.
- Identify various internal organs during the necropsy.
- Describe the collection and fixation of tissues for a necropsy exam.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Oral administration of medication
- Venipuncture and retro-orbital techniques for sample collection
- Advanced injection techniques
- Animal identification methods
- Radiographic positioning of birds
- Anesthesia techniques
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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