Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Diagnostic Avian and Exotic Animals Pathology

when 7 July 2014 - 15 August 2014
duration 6 weeks
fee EUR 1875

In this course the student is trained to perform post-mortem diagnostics based on protocols, and to formulate, based on this diagnosis, the pathogenesis, the etiology and significance of the pathological conclusion for the contact animals.

The animal species included are:
Mammals: zoo animals, rabbits, rodents and other privately kept exotic animals;
Birds: zoo- and park birds, back-yard poultry, aviary birds, pet birds and racing pigeons;
Reptiles, amphibians and occasionally fish and insects.
The protocols include the following disciplines: Gross pathology, parasitology, microbiology, cytology and histology. An introduction about the ECVP exam will be included. The diagnostic activities are performed by the students themselves under supervision of a trained veterinary pathologist. During this course the students are expected to make and present review/case-studies of selected cases from the diagnostic material.

The evaluation of the performances of the students is based on a combined subjective impression of the supervising teachers and the review/case presentation.

Course leader

Dr. Marja JL Kik

Target group

Graduation as veterinarian, residents in veterinary pathology. In other cases (last year veterinary students) admission will be individually evaluated.

Course aim

To give veterinarians the opportunity to do pathology of birds, exotic animals and wildlife.
To get acquainted to the veterinary pathology of above mentioned species of animals.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1875: • € 1875 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 1000 - Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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