Veterinary medicine is a part of health care science that deals with non-human treatment, diagnosis and prevention of diseases, other disorder and injuries. It is a broad field covering all species of animals as well as many disciplines. The practitioners are called veterinary physicians or vets (veterinarians). Usually they focus on these areas: small animal practice, wildlife medicine, food safety, food animal medicine, large animal practice, laboratory animal practice, conservation medicine, equine medicine, exotic animal veterinarian and etc. Graduates can work as animal caretakers, marine biologists, park managers or rangers, science teachers, animal groomers, veterinary pathologists, animal assisted therapists and etc.
The objective of the course is to provide the participant with insight in the principles and important issues of cardiovascular disease (CVD) epidemiology. Topics that will be covererd are: Atherosclerosis, worldwide trends in CVD and mortality, the role of trigger factors in the occurence of a cardiovascular event, risk factors and prevention strategies of CVD.
Diseases play an important role in animal production and animal trade. The economic consequences of diseases on an animal, herd and national level can be considerable and need to be investigated to successfully implement and evaluate animal health programs and policies. Animal Health Economics play an important role in the often risky decisions that need to be made about disease control. Many economic tools have been developed and are being applied to support decisions in the field of animal health.
Animal Health Economics play an important role in the often risky decisions that need to be made about disease control. The aim of this introductory course is to provide beginning students in the field of animal health economics with the basic concepts and issues in economics as they underlie decision making around animal health problems.
This course is part of the MSc Epidemiology program of the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University. This veterinary course is taught by epidemiologists of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and aims to make the participants familiar with all the basic principles of veterinary epidemiology
This introductory course will provide students the opportunity to gain insight into the peculiar and unique aspects of animal health and production in the tropics.
The aim of this course is to make scientists and other professionals (managers, policy makers) in the field of animal management aware of the ethical dimensions of their dealing with animal (welfare) issues. The course offers knowledge and tools that enables them to deal with ethical questions on both a theoretical and a practical level.
In this course the student is trained to perform post-mortem diagnostics based on protocols, and to formulate, based on this diagnosis, the pathogenesis, the etiology and significance of the pathological conclusion for the contact animals.
The objective of this 2-week intensive course in laboratory animal science is to present basic facts and principles that are essential for the humane use and care of animals and for the quality of research.
Canine health and nutrition is a topic that not enough people know about, and the demand for canine nutritionists is growing. The announcement of this course, exclusive to BCCS has been well received and much anticipated.