AVS 249: Laboratory and Companion Animal Science
An introduction to laboratory and companion animal science. Species covered include birds, amphibians, reptiles, rodents, rabbits, dogs, and cats. Topics include characteristics of each species, welfare, husbandry, uses, diet, and health maintenance.
AVS 477/577: Zoonoses and Animal Health
This course focuses on the ecology, evolution, and epidemiology of infectious diseases from a One Health perspective that considers wild and domestic animals, public health, and ecosystem health. Core biological principles as well as ecological and social issues are explored. The historical and contemporary literature in disease ecology and evolution as it relates to animal health is reviewed, with an emphasis placed on wildlife and livestock diseases. Additional topics covered include the factors driving heterogeneity in disease transmission in animal populations, the ecology of disease spillover in wildlife and livestock, host-pathogen evolution, antibiotic resistance, and animal disease management strategies.
EES 598: Ecology, Evolution, and Everything Seminar
The conservation and management of natural resources entail dynamic social, economic, and scientific problems. Students investigate a natural resource topic of current national or international concern. Topics vary.