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VDPAM 420A. Applied Production Animal Medicine Preceptorship: Mixed
Animal Practice with Food Animal Emphasis.
Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Classification as a fourth year student in veterinary medicine.
Advanced course in production animal medicine with emphasis on mixed animal practice with food animal emphasis in a veterinary practice settings. Forty hours clinical experience per week. Assignments will be preceptorships with a practicing veterinarian, governmental agency and/or production unit. Biosecurity policies require documentation of your presence in the USA 5 days immediately prior to the start of class if international travel has occurred.

VDPAM 420B. Applied Production Animal Medicine Preceptorship: General
Mixed Animal Practice.
Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Classification as a fourth year student in veterinary medicine.
Advanced course in production animal medicine with emphasis on general mixed animal veterinary practice settings. Forty hours clinical experience per week. Assignments will be preceptorships with a practicing veterinarian, governmental agency and/or production unit. Biosecurity policies require documentation of your presence in the USA 5 days immediately prior to the start of class if international travel has occurred.

VDPAM 471. Theriogenology: Food Animal. Cr. 2. Prereq: Fourth-year classification in veterinary medicine.
Elective clinical assignment in Food Animal and Small Ruminant Theriogenology involving male and female breeding soundness exams, dystocia management, advanced diagnostic procedures, surgical and nonsurgical insemination programs in small ruminants, and semen cryopreservation. Medical and surgical correction of reproductive disorders in cattle and small ruminants.

VDPAM 476. Food Animal and Camelid Field Service. Cr. 2. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: VDPAM 310; Fourth year classification in Veterinary Medicine.
Elective course in food animal and camelid field services. Students will assist university veterinarians in delivering health care and production management services to the ISU livestock farms and other livestock farms in the local area. Focus will be on delivery of individual animal care and establishment of best practices for herd management of production systems at the university and in the region. Biosecurity policies require documentation of your presence in the USA 5 days immediately prior to the start of class if international travel has occurred.

VDPAM 477. Food Animal and Camelid Medicine and Surgery. Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Fourth-year classification in veterinary medicine.
Clinical assignment focused on the management of food animal and camelid medicine and surgery cases. Specific instruction in clinical evaluation of cases coupled with appropriate diagnostic testing and therapeutic intervention will
be emphasized. Additional instruction will be provided in disease prevention, intensive care and management of food animal and camelid species. Particular emphasis will be placed on appropriate on-label and extra-label drug usage in food animal species. Biosecurity policies require documentation of your presence in the USA 5 days immediately prior to the start of class if international travel has occurred.

VDPAM 486. Introduction to Small Ruminant Production Medicine. Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Classification as a third year veterinary student or permission of instructor.
Survey of small ruminant production systems, common management practices, and disease processes of small ruminants. This course is intended to give the student a background in small ruminant medicine. Herd health, disease monitoring and prevention, and typical management systems will be emphasized in lecture.

VDPAM 491. Advanced Ruminant Nutrition. Cr. 3. F.
Focus on dairy nutrition from the calf to the adult, lactating cow. Balancing rations for dairy operations. Introduction to different feedstuffs and forage varieties to determine those that are best suited to bovine diets. This course is held the week immediately prior to the start of the spring semester. Biosecurity policies require documentation of your presence in the USA 5 days immediately prior to the start of class if international travel has occurred.

VDPAM 495. Advanced Small Ruminant Production Medicine. Cr. 2. F.S. Prereq: VDPAM 486, fourth year classification in veterinary medicine, or permission of instructor.
Two week clinical rotation in small ruminant production medicine. Field trips (including overnight stays) will be incorporated when possible. Topics to be covered include small ruminant industries (milk, meat, and fiber), milk quality, nutrition, reproduction, and disease management of small ruminants. Biosecurity policies require documentation of your presence in the USA 5 days immediately prior to the start of class if international travel has occurred.

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Dr. Cassandra Plummer

2428 Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
515-294-7074 (office)
cplummer@iastate.edu

Dr. Paul Plummer
2426 Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
515-294-8522 (office)
pplummer@iastate.edu
 

FSVM
Food Supply Veterinary Medicine
2412 Lloyd Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  50011
515-294-3837