|| RS30610 |
|| APPLIED IMMUNOLOGY AND ANIMAL HEALTH |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Mr Anthony O'Regan |
|| Semester 2 |
|| RS23020 |
|| BS31820 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 22 Hours 11 x 2 hour lectures |
|| Other || 4 Hours 2 x 2 hour practical visits |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Written examination ||100%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Written examination ||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Apply fundamental knowledge in immunology and parasitology to provide a greater understanding of disease development.
2. Describe and critically discuss major infectious diseases of farm and/or companion animal species.
3. Identify and critically assess measures for prevention and control of infectious diseases.
4. Discuss notifiable diseases from a immunological perspective.
5. Identify and describe zoonotic diseases and critically evaluate the measures which could be taken to minimise the risks of infection to humans.
6. Discuss relevant legislation pertaining to notifiable diseases in the UK.
To give students of Equine, Animal, Biological and Agricultural Science an understanding of advanced principles of animal health in farm and/or companion animal species.
This module will deal with advanced aspects of animal health and welfare in both farm and companion animal species. Special emphasis will be given on the prevention and control of bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases prevalent in the United Kingdom. Notifiable and zoonotic diseases will also be discussed.
This module will cover the following subject areas:
Prevention and control of infectious diseases.
Diseases caused by nutritional deficiencies.
Diseases of the reproductive system.
Diseases of the newborn.
Specific bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases of farm and companion animal species.
It should be noted that the structure of this module will adhere to the 'root and branch model' where core elements will be taught to all students followed by optional lectures that allows individuals to develop their own species-specific interests more relevant to their degree scheme. Optional lectures will focus either on farm animal or companion animal species.
Radostits O M, Blood D C and Gay C C (1994) Veterinary medicine
Blood D C and Studdert V P (1998) Saunders' comprehensive veterinary dictionary
W B Saunders
Pavord T and Pavord M (1997) The complete equine veterinary manual
David & Charles
Aiello, S E (1998) The Merck veterinary manual
8th. Merck & Co
Winter A and Charnley J (1999) Sheep keeper's veterinary handbook
RSPCA (1998-2003) RSPCA veterinary health plans: guidance notes
Blowey R (1999) Veterinary book for dairy farmers
Webster J (1993) Understanding the dairy cow
Farm Animal Welfare Council (2003) Code of recommendations for the welfare of livestock (Cattle PB0074, Sheep PB0078, Pigs PB0080, Goats PB0081, Domestic fowls PB0076)
In Practice (Supplement to Veterinary Record)
Equine Veterinary Journal
The Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
This module is at CQFW Level 6