Courses

A long vacation field practical of six weeks duration on livestock farms, hatcheries and in horse stables. Inspection visits and grading will be conducted by lecturers from the Veterinary Basic Science Department. 

Introduction to livestock husbandry, species, breeds and distribution. Animal management in vet practices. Animal behaviour and restraint.  Practical guide and demonstration on estimation of weight and age.  Disbudding, hoof trimming, tagging and...

Comparative aspects of digestion:  prehension and mastication, salivary secretion, deglutition, eructation; Digestion in the simple stomach, gastric secretion; contractile activity of the stomach, emesis.  Digestion in the ruminant stomach, function...

Introduction to physiology.  Cardiovascular physiology.  Production, function and degradation of blood cells; body fluids, blood groupings and blood clotting.  Heart action, blood pressure and control of heart rate.  Circulation of blood...

General Embryology – prezygotic, immediate post – zygotic events; development of foetal membranes and establishment of body form.  Systemic embryology – cardiovascular, central nervous, respiratory, digestive, urinary and genito-urinary...

Introduction to the history and evolution of histology as an anatomical science; the central role of the microscope and microtome in histology.  Structural organization of cells and distinguishing characteristics of the basic tissues:  epithelium,...

Comparative study of the functional anatomy of the organs of the special senses, Nervous, Endocrine, Digestive, Reproductive, and Urinary systems of domestic animals and birds.  Anatomy of fish. 

Introduction to Gross Anatomy.  Basic concepts and techniques in gross anatomy.  Comparative study of the functional anatomy of Musculo-skeletal, Integumentary, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, and Lymphatic systems of domestic animals (cattle, horse,...

Prospects and job opportunities in Vet practice;Vet clinical practice with particular reference to Small Animal Practice;Vet. Clinical services and Livestock and Poultry production. The role and relevance of Vet. Public Health and Preventive Medicine to...

Glycosylation of proteins. Fibrous structural proteins. Structure and biosynthesis of collagen and elastin, intra-cellular and extra-cellular medication of proteins after translation. The collagen gene; disturbances in collagen synthesis. Diversity of protein...