Netherlands, Utrecht (NL)

Diagnostic Avian and Exotic Animals Pathology

when 6 July 2015 - 14 August 2015
duration 6 weeks
fee EUR 1900

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 animals; - Birds: zoo- and park birds, back-yard poultry, aviary birds, pet birds and racing pigeons; - Reptiles, amphibians and occasionally fish and insects. - Wildlife different species

The protocols include the following disciplines: Gross pathology, parasitology, microbiology, cytology and histology. 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 students will daily be present in the necropsy room and based on what dead animals are presented they will perform the necropsies.

One assigned necropsy case per week will be presented by the student as review/case-study on Thursday morning. On Thursday afternoon the students will attend the resident histology seminars. The last day of the course the student will pass an exam based on the necropsy that is available that day.

Course leader

Dr. Marja JL Kik, DVM, PhD, Dipl. Vet. Pat. RNVA, Dip ECZM (Herpetology) Department of pathobiology, Pathology Exotic animals and wildlife Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Utrecht University

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 1900: Course + course materials + housing

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EUR 1000: Course + course materials


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