PTHB 503 Veterinary Bacteriology/Mycology

(4 cr.) (Didactic 3 cr./Laboratory 1 cr.) The introductory part of this course deals with bacterial morphology, structure, cultivation, and general principles of diagnosis, pathogenesis, use of antimicrobial agents and disinfectants, and epidemiological concepts. Following this, bacterial and fungal pathogens of animals are covered with respect  to habitat, virulence factors, pathogenesis, and effect on different animal species. Specimen collection and isolation, and control by antimicrobial drugs and biological agents  also receive emphasis.