Exotic Animal - Clinical Pathology; Therapeutics and Immunisation
Key learning objectives Day One:
- Understand how to collect diagnostic samples including sampling sites and blood volumes, faecal, urine and bone marrow samples
- Interpret haematological profiles based on knowledge of normal values and the changes which occur in disease processes
- Interpret biochemical profiles based on knowledge of normal values and the changes which occur in disease processes
- Evaluate bone marrow samples
- Understand how to collect and evaluate cytological samples
- Appreciate microbiological investigation of exotic animals
Key learning objectives Day Two:
- Explain how various legislation relates to the pharmacy and have a knowledge of the Medicines Act 1968, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the COSHH regulations 2002
- Understand the correct storage, dispensing and labelling of medicines
- Understand the pharmacokinetics, potential interactions and adverse effects of common therapeutic agents including anaesthetics, anti-inflammatories, analgesics, anti- microbials and anti-parasitics.
- Immunisation of exotic patients
- Delivery of drugs to exotic pets and zoo animals
Comprehensive course notes, lunch and refreshments on each day.