PTHB 516 Avian, Fish, and Exotic Animal Diseases

The Avian, Fish and Exotic Animal Disease course focuses on the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of important diseases in non-traditional species that are commonly encountered as pets and within zoos, aquaria, wildlife and laboratory settings.  This includes infectious and non-infectious etiologies as well as potentially zoonotic pathogens.  Strategies for species management and disease prevention are emphasized using interactive lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on laboratory settings.  Students apply principles and concepts learned in previous classes in a comparative approach while developing the ability to navigate clinical scenarios and practice evidence-based medicine in non-traditional animals.