Courses of Study: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Grade 9 - 12, Introduction to Veterinary Science, 2009

1.) Compare job characteristics of various careers in veterinary science.

2.) Identify safety precautions for veterinary science personnel.

3.) Describe responsibilities of animal control and humane societies.

•  Describing responsible ownership of animals
4.) Describe humane treatment of animals.

5.) Describe effects of captivity on exotic animals.

6.) Identify laws and regulations involving animals.

Examples: leash laws, noise control, mandatory euthanasia

7.) Describe various body systems of animals, including skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, urinary, endocrine, and digestive.

8.) Identify methods of disease prevention in animals.

Examples: worming, vaccination

•  Analyzing symptoms of animal diseases for diagnostic purposes
•  Selecting drugs to treat animals
Examples: antibiotics, wormers

•  Describing environmental factors affecting animals
9.) Demonstrate procedures for administering vaccinations, including subcutaneous and intramuscular.

10.) Identify proper hygiene for animals.

11.) Describe normal and abnormal animal behaviors.

Examples: normal—signs of contentment, playfulness

- abnormal—aggression, loss of appetite

12.) Differentiate among veterinary services for various animals.