Subject: Veterinary Microbiology
Credit units: 3
College: Western College of Vet Med
Department: Veterinary Microbiology


Provides basic knowledge of the common bacterial and fungal diseases of animals, with emphasis on those present in North America. Coverage of specific diseases/organisms include: distribution, epidemiology, mechanisms of pathogenesis, immunity, diagnosis, and prevention. Laboratory sessions emphasize the proper selection, collection and transportation of bacteriologic and fungal specimens. Basic processing of clinical/pathological specimens and identification of bacteria and fungal organisms commonly present in those specimens is offered.

Restriction(s): Successful completion of Year 1 of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

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