VCLS 515: Wildlife and Aquatic Animals Medicine

Fish anatomy, physiology, microbiology, parasitology, pathology and medicine.  Fish ecology and nutrition.  Capture, restraint and handling of live-trapped animals. Wildlife pharmacology, Wildlife habitats, types, values and distribution of biotic communities.  Care of zoo animals.  Methods of sampling of wildlife species.  Dynamics and characteristics of wildlife populations, social organization of game species.  Diseases of wildlife species – primates, ungulates, hares, rodents, reptiles, birds, carnivores and amphibians.  Introductory aquatic ecology, fisheries management and fish cultures, fishing gears and methods.  Nutritional deficiencies, neoplastic, environmental parasitic, viral, bacterial diseases of fish.  Wildlife surgery and theriogenology, Agriculture.

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