Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Cory's 7th Semester Classes

It is hard to believe that Cory is half way done with his final semester on the island! Here are the courses he is taking at the moment:

Semester 7

VMS 5775 Theriogenology with Laboratory
Integrates reproductive pathology, endocrinology, physiology, and pharmacology as they apply to the clinical diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of reproductive disorders in domestic animals. Breeding soundness evaluation of males and females are also covered. By the end of the course, the student should be able to approach an obstetrical situation in any of the domestic animal species with the necessary background to diagnose, manage, and resolve the condition. Students are also introduced to procedures and technologies used in pregnancy diagnosis, artificial insemination, and semen collection and evaluation.

VMS 5783 Introduction to Clinics II with Laboratory
Focuses on the continuation of the techniques necessary to obtain clinical data, with emphasis on thorough physical examination and problem-oriented veterinary medical records. Clinical practical sessions utilize referral and general appointment cases. Students gain experience in common veterinary diagnostic techniques.

VMS 5793 Large Animal Medicine II
Covers diseases of food-producing animals including small ruminants, cattle, swine and camelids. In addition, a brief discussion of the use of alternative therapies in large animal medicine is included.

VMS 5795 Large Animal Surgery
Focuses on surgery of farm animals, with emphasis on cattle and horses. In cattle, the alimentary, locomotor, and reproductive systems are covered in detail. In the horse, the healing and treatment of wounds, lameness, dentistry, colic, and the respiratory, urinary, male and female reproductive systems are covered. Surgical laboratories include a wide range of surgeries on sheep, goats, and donkeys.

VMS 5797 Laboratory Animal Medicine and Special Species
Concentrates on common medical and surgical problems of laboratory animals, primates, ferrets, llamas, reptiles, individual avian patients, and some exotic animals are discussed, together with housing and behavior. Laboratories and field trips provide practical experience.


Anonymous said...

It is exciting but I won't lie - I'll miss the island visits knowing so many people there.

It is very hard to believe that I will finally have affordable pet care :)

Love you and proud of you both!!!!

Pam said...

Hi! We are moving to St Kitts 1/1/09 - need advice on buying a car - btw are you selling yours? Any advice for us?

Anastácio Soberbo said...

Hello, I like the blog.
It is beautiful.
Sorry not write more, but my English is bad writing.
A hug from Portugal

Julia & Cory said...

Hi Pam,

At the university, most students just purchase their cars from other students who are leaving the island. You can also go to the website, and you can find some cars on there being sold by locals. I'm not leaving the island until March 4th, so I'm not selling my car until then.