PTHB 516 Avian, Fish, and Exotic Animal Diseases

(4 cr.) (Didactic 3 cr./Laboratory 1 cr.)

This course focuses on the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of the important diseases in domestic poultry, pet avian, and exotic animal species that are commonly encountered as pets and used for laboratory purposes (including reptiles, amphibians, rabbits, small rodents, ferrets, etc.). Strategies for species management, handling and disease prevention are emphasized. The course deals with various aspects of aquaculture, including food fish, pet fish, and public display aquaria.