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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

ANSC 115 - Animal Health and Disease

Credits: 5
LEC hours per week: 5
Basic information on animal health and disease prevention. Topics include fundamentals of the nature of disease, nutrition, sanitation, disinfection, immunization, and basic husbandry practices. Formerly: AGPR 115.
Course Outcomes:
  • Outline and describe the causes, methods of transmission, and the prevention of diseases.
  • Describe briefly the structure and function of the various systems of the animal body.
  • Recognize and describe the non-infectious disorders.
  • Explain the life cycles of external and internal parasites and methods of control.
  • Identify various poisonous plants indigenous to the Pacific Northwest.
  • Exhibit knowledge of infectious diseases that are common in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Demonstrate the procedure on taking the temperature, heart and respiration rate of an animal and explain the significance of each.
  • Demonstrate the correct procedure for the proper restraints of animals.
  • Describe the process and supporting factors of immunization.
  • Demonstrate the correct procedure for the proper administration of vaccines.
Course Topics:
  1. Nature of Diseases
  2. Immunity and Immunization
  3. Basic Concepts of Stress
  4. Sanitation and disease control
  5. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies and interrelationships
  6. Anatomy and physiology - Infectious diseases of the systems and Metabolic disorders.
  7. Poisonings - plant, chemical, moldy feeds, mycotoxins
  8. Parasites - affect of, life cycles and control
  9. Practical - restraints, vital signs and vaccines