Theriogenology

Course
Semester
Spring
Year
2022
Faculty and Staff Information

Course Director:

Dr. Firdous Khan, BVSc, MVSc, DVSc, Diplomate ACT
Associate Professor, Departm ent of Large Anim al Medicine and Surgery Office Location: Large Animal Resource Facility (LARF)
Email: fkhan8@sgu.edu ; Phone: 444 -4175 ext. 3343
Office Hours: By appointment through email

Supporting faculty:

Dr. Jaelene Haynes , DVM, MVPH
Instructor, Department of Large Anim al Medicine and Surgery Email: jhaynes2@sgu.edu

Dr. Afroza Khanam , BSc, MSc, PhD
Instructor, Department of Large Anim al Medicine and Surgery Email: akhanam@sgu.edu

Dr. Kerri Nigito , DVM, CPH, MPH, DABVP (Food Animal Practice)
Assistant Professor, Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Email: knigito1@sgu.edu

Dr. Nyoni Winchester , DVM, MVS
Instructor, Department of Large Anim al Medicine and Surgery Email : NWinches@sgu.edu

Course Location

LAMS 519 course website on MyCourses (learning resources and activities organized in Lessons); Ray & Jan Sis Term 5 lecture hall for all lectures; LARF, Simulation Lab, Necropsy Lab and Charter Hall Lab for lab sessions

Required Resources

Study material posted on MyCourses (lecture slides in resources, Panopto and Zoom recordings, journal articles, lab resources) or discussed In the lectures and lab sessions, laptop with functional microphone and camera, and internet access.

Recommended Resources

Recommended Textbooks

  • Pathways to Pregnancy and Parturition - P.L. Senger (ISBM - 0-9657648 -1-8)
  • Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology (2nd Ed) - R.S.  Youngquist W.R. Threlfall (ISBN 0 -7216-9323-7)
  • Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics (9th Ed) - D.E.

    . Noakes, T.J. Parkinson G.C.W. England (ISBN 978 -0 -7020 -2887 -8)

  • Canine and Feline Theriogenology - S.D.  Johnston, M.V. Root Kustritz & P.N.S. Olsen (ISBN 0 -7216-5607 -2)

  • BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Reproduction and Neonatology - G.C.W. England & A. von Hei mendahl (ISBN 1 -905319-19-0)

  • Current therapy in equine reproduction - J.C. Samper, J.E. Pycock & A.O. McKinnon (ISBN 0 -7216-0252-5)

  • Manual of Equine Reproduction (3rd Ed) Steven Brinsko et al. (ISBN -  13: 978-0 -323-06482 -8)

  • Equine Reproductive Procedures (1st Ed)  J. Dascanio & P. McCue (ISBN 978 -0 -470 -96039 -4)

  • Equine Reproduction (2nd Ed) --  A.O. McKinnon et al. (ISBN 978 -0 -8138-1971-6)

Accommodation

 

  1. Students with disabilities who need accom modations should contact Student Accessibility and Accom modations Services (SAAS), located in the Dean of Students Office.
  2. Information can be found at mycam pus.sgu.edu/group/saas

 

Other Requirements

Scrubs, gum boots, closed toe shoes, white lab coat         

Course Rationale

This course aims to equip students with an integrated and holistic view of all aspects of reproduction as it relates to cows, horses, small ruminants, pigs, dogs and cats.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  Discuss and illustrate the normal reproductive cycles of domestic animal species

  Apply the knowledge of reproductive physiology and endocrinology to control or manage domestic animal reproduction

  Identify reproductive abnormalities and formulate therapeutic or preventative management strategies

  Discuss various reproductive techniques employed in management of reproduction or control of infertility .

Lesson Learning Outcomes

Lectures

Title

Learning outcomes

Bovine

Reproductive anatomy and physiology review

1.    Describe the different organs of the bovine

reproductive system and state their function(s) and clin ical relevance

2. Explain the physiology underlying normal bovine estrous cycle

3.  Define puberty and list the factors affecting the onset of puberty

Estrus synchronization and artificial

insemination

4. Explain the mechanism of action of com mon estrus synchronization protocols used in cattle

5. Compare and contrast different estrus synchronization protocols and evaluate their suitability for use in different situations by applying knowledge of reproductive                                                    physiology

6.  Describe the procedure of artificial insemination and state the correct site of semen deposition and the optim al time of insemination

Pregnancy and parturition

 

7.  Discuss the major events and regulation of bovine pregnancy

8.  Analyze information  about history, clinical findings from transrectal palpation and/or ultrasonography, and laboratory findings to diagnose pregnancy and differentiate it from other conditions (e.g. pyom etra, mucometra, mummification, maceration etc.)

9. Identify the stages of parturition and determine if and when assistance is required for delivery of the fetus

10. Choose a method for induction of

parturition/termination of pregnancy appropriate to the stage of gestation

11. Explain the pathogenesis of important gestational abnormalities (mumm ification, maceration, hydrops, vaginal prolapse)

Gestational abnormalities

 

12. Differentiate between the im portant gestational abnormalities based on information about history and clinical findings

13. List the treatm ent(s) and state the prognosis for each of the abnormalities

Obstetrics and dystocia

14. Classify the common causes of dystocia in the cow

15. Analyze information about the birth canal and fetal viability and disposition to select the most

appropriate obstetrical method

16. Identify common obstetrical instruments and state their use

The puerperium

17. Describe the events that occur during the puerpera                                                 l period and determine how they can affect

reproductive efficiency

18. Distinguish between different postpartum abnormalities and select the most appropriate method of treatment

Failure of pregnancy

19. List the infectious and non  -infectious causes of

 

failure o f pregnancy in the cow

20. Explain how to investigate and treat infertility or pregnancy failures in a herd

Assisted reproductive techniques

21. List the comm on assisted reproductive techniques used in the cow

22. Illustrate how the com mon assisted reproductive techniques are employed for improving reproductive efficiency or herd productivity

Male reproduction

23. State how to perform a breeding soundness evaluation in a bull

24. Identify the comm on m ale reproductive abnormalities and state the most appropriate treatment, preventive m easures, and prognosis for future fertility

Equine

Comparative anatomy and physiology

25. List the anatomical and physiological differences from cattle and explain how they affect reproductive management in this species

Breeding management

26. Discuss breeding soundness evaluation in a mare

27. List and explain the methods used for hastening the onset of breeding season in mares

28. Describe the different breeding systems used in mares

Pregnancy and parturition

29. Discuss the major eve nts and regulation of equine pregnancy

30. State how to diagnose pregnancy in a mare with special em phasis on twin pregnancy diagnosis and management

31. Identify the stages of parturition and determine if and when assistance is required for delivery of the fetus

32. Describe the examination of fetal membranes

 

postpartum and discuss the implications of abnormal findings

Obstetrics and dystocia

33. Classify the common causes of dystocia in the mare

34. Analyze information about the birth canal and fetal viability and disposition to select the most

appropriate obstetrical method

35. Discuss the important conditions/reproductive problems associated with parturition in the m are

Failure of pregnancy

36. List the infectious and non -infectious causes of pregnancy failure in the mare

37. Analyze history and clinical findings to provide a diagnos is of common gestational problems and choose the most appropriate treatment

38. Describe how to diagnose and treat infertility in the mare

Assisted reproductive techniques

39. List the comm on assisted reproductive techniques used in equine reproduction

40. Illust rate how the com mon assisted reproductive techniques are em ployed for improving reproductive efficiency or control of infertility

Male reproduction

41. State how to perform a breeding soundness evaluation in a stallion

42. Identify the comm on m ale reproductive abnormalities and state the most appropriate

treatment, preventive measures, and prognosis for future fertility

Canine

Comparative anatomy and physiology

43. List the anatomical and physiological differences from cattle and explain how they affect reproductive management in this species

44. Describe how to monitor a bitch for ovulation and state the optimal time of breeding

 

45. Identify norm al and abnormal estrous cycles based on the provided history and clinical findings

Pregnancy and parturition

46. Discuss the major events and regulation of canine pregnancy

47. State how to diagnose pregnancy and estimate the litter size in a bitch

48. Identify the stages of parturition and determine if and when assistance is required for delivery of the fetus

49. Explain how to determine the expected date of

whelping and the appropriate time for an elective cesarean section

Obstetrics and dystocia

50. List the comm on causes of dystocia in the bitch

51. Select the most appropriate obstetrical method based on the provided history and clinical findings

52. Identify the comm on postpartum problems in a bitch and state the m ost appropriate treatment

Female infertility

53. List the comm on causes of infertility in the bitch

54. Analyze the provided history and clinical findings to identify the cause of infertility

55. State the methods for treating infertility including the use of assisted reproductive techniques

Contraception/Control of reproduction

56. List and explain the m ethods (surgical and non - surgical) to prevent, postpone or suppress

reproduction in the bitch

57. State the methods used to prevent or terminate unwanted pregnancy in the bitch

Male reproduction

58. State how to perform a breeding soundness evaluation in the dog

59. Identify the comm on m ale reproductive abnormalities and state the most appropriate

 

treatment , preventive measures, and prognosis for future fertility

Small ruminant reproduction

60. List the comparative anatomical and physiological features of small rum inants (using bovine for comparison) and explain how the differences impact their reproductive management

61. Discuss the methods used in reproductive management of small ruminants

62. State how to diagnose and manage the common reproductive abnormalities in small ruminants

Porcine reproduction

63. List the comparative anatomical and physiological features of pigs and explain how the differences impact their reproductive management

64. Discus s the methods used in reproductive management of pigs

65. State how to diagnose and manage the common reproductive abnormalities in pigs

Feline reproduction

66. List the comparative anatomical and physiological features of cats (using canine for comparison) and explain how the differences impact their

reproductive  management

67. Discuss breeding management and control of reproduction in cats

68. State how to diagnose and manage the com mon reproductive abnormalities in the cat

Labs

Reproductive anatomy

69. Identify different parts of the reproductive tract

70. State the clinical relevance of different organs of the reproductive tract

Bovine transrect al palpation and ultrasonography

71. List the preparatory steps and precautions that need to be taken before and during transrectal exam ination in the cow

 

72. Describe how to safely perform transrectal palpation for pregnancy diagnosis in a cow

73. List the definitive and suggestive signs of bovine pregnancy

Bull breeding

soundness evaluation

74. List the essential com ponents of a bull breeding soundness evaluation (BSE)

75. Describe how to safely perform BSE in a bull

76. Interpret the findings of the BSE to classify the bull as a satisfactory, questionable or unsatisfactory breeder.

Obstetrics

77. Identify the comm on obstetric equipment and state their use

78. Assess the presentation, position and posture of the fetus

79. Describe how to determ ine fetal viability using different reflexes

80. Describe how to perform epidural anesthesia in a cow

Mare breeding soundness evaluation

81. List the components of a mare breeding soundness evaluation (BSE)

82. State how to safely perform BSE in a mare

83. Interpret the findings of a mare BSE

Canine reproduction

84. Describe how to collect and evaluate semen in a dog

85. Describe how to perform vaginal cytology in a bitch

86. Evaluate vaginal cytology pictures to determine the stage of estrous cycle in a bitch

Alignment of Course Learning Outcomes with Program Learning Outcomes

Course level outcome

SVM program level outcome

CLO1: Discuss and illustrate the normal reproductive cycles of dom estic animal species

  1. Core Medical Knowledge

Recall, understand, and adequately utilize multidisciplinary knowledge of basic structures and functions of healthy animals.

Evaluate and analyze normal versus abnormal animal behavior.

  1. Core Professional Attributes

Demonstrate appropriate sensitivity to  client diversity, such as cultural, economic, and emotional differences.

CLO2: Apply the knowledge of reproductive physiology and endocrinology to control or manage domestic animal reproduction

  1. Core Medical Knowledge

Recall, understand, and adequately utilize multidisciplinary knowledge of basic structures and functions of healthy animals.

Recall, understand, and adequately utilize knowledge of and apply principles of  therapeutic agents and their application, including relevant legislation and guidelines on the use of medicines.

Apply multidisciplinary scientific knowledge to clinical situations, and understand evidence -based veterinary medicine.

  1. Core Professional At tributes

Demonstrate, evaluate, and m odel effective communication with clients, the general public, professional colleagues and responsible authorities.

Demonstrate, evaluate, and m odel ethical and responsible behavior in relation to anim al care and client relations, such as, honesty, respect, integrity and empathy.

Demonstrate appropriate sensitivity to client diversity, such as cultural, economic, and emotional differences.

  1. Core Clinical Competencies (Skills)

Analyze, design and execute appropriate plans formedical case m anagem ent.

Design and execute plans for health promotion, disease prevention, and food safety.

Recognize and model an appreciation of the role of research in furthering the practice of veterinary medicine.

 

CLO3: Identify reproductive abnormalities and form ulate therapeutic or preventative management strategies

  1. Core Medical Knowledge

Recall, unde rstand, and adequately utilize knowledge of etiology, pathogenesis and pathology of common infectious, non -infectious, and zoonotic diseases.

Explain the relationship between disease processes and clinical signs.

Recall, understand, and adequately utilize knowledge of and apply principles of therapeutic agents and their application, including relevant legislation and guidelines on the use of medicines.

Apply principles of anim al welfare and articulate relevant legislation, including notifiable diseases.

  1. Core Professional Attributes

Demonstrate, evaluate, and m odel effective communication with clients, the general public, professional colleagues and responsible authorities.

Demonstrate, evaluate, and m odel ethical and responsible behavior in relation to an   im al care and client relations, such as, honesty, respect, integrity and empathy.

Demonstrate and model self -awareness including understanding personal lim itations and willingness to seek advice.

  1. Core Clinical Competencies (Skills)

Execute a com prehensi ve patient diagnostic plan and dem onstrate problem solving skills to arrive at a diagnosis.

Create com prehensive treatm ent plans.

CLO4: Discuss various reproductive techniques employed in managem ent of reproduction or control of infertility

  1. Core Medica l Knowledge

Recall, understand, and adequately utilize knowledge of and apply principles of therapeutic agents and their application, including relevant legislation and guidelines on the use of medicines.

  1. Core Professional Attributes

Demonstrate, evalua te, and m odel effective communication with clients, the general public, professional colleagues and responsible authorities.

Demonstrate, evaluate, and m odel ethical and responsible behavior in relation to anim al care and client relations, such as, honesty , respect, integrity and empathy.

Demonstrate and model self -awareness including understanding personal lim itations and willingness to seek advice.

  1. Core Clinical Competencies (Skills)

Analyze, design and execute appropriate plans for medical case m anage m ent.

Design and execute plans for health promotion, disease prevention, and food safety.

Course Schedule

Lecturer: Dr. Firdous Khan

LAMS 519 Lecture Schedule  Spring 2022

Lecture No.

Date

Day

Time

Section

Lecture title(s)

1

17th January

Monday

3:30-4:20 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bovine

Reproductive anatomy and physiology review

2

18th January

Tuesday

1:30-2:20 pm

Follicular dynamics and endocrinology review

3

21st January

Friday

2:30-3:20 pm

Estrus synchronization and artificial insemination

4

24 th January

Monday

3:30-4:20 pm

Pregnancy

5

25th January

Tuesday

1:30-2:20 pm

Diagnosis of pregnancy

6

26th January

Wednesday

4:30 -5:20 pm

Accidents of gestation

7

28 th January

Friday

3:30-4:20 pm

Parturition

8

31st January

Monday

3:30-4:20 pm

Dystocia

9

1st February

Tuesday

3:30-4:20 pm

Postpartum problems

10

2nd February

Wednesday

1:30-2:20 pm

Abortion I

11

3rd February

Thursday

4:30 -5:20 pm

Abortion II

12

4 th February

Friday

3:30-4:20 pm

Infertility

13

8th February

Tuesday

2:30-3:20 pm

Assisted reproductive techniques

 

14

 

9th February

 

Wednesday

 

1:30-2:20 pm

Clinical reproductive physiology and breeding soundness evaluation of the

bull

15

11th February

Friday

2:30-3:20 pm

Bull infertility

16

16th February

Wednesday

1:30-2:20 pm

Clinical cases

LAMS 519 Lecture Schedule  Spring 2022

Lecture No.

Date

Day

Time

Section

Lecture title(s)

17

17th February

Thursday

1:30-2:20 pm

 

 

Small ruminants

Small rum inant reproduction

I

18

21st February

Monday

3:30-4:20 pm

Small rum inant reproduction

II

19

23rd February

Wednesday

3:30-4:20 pm

Small rum inant reproduction

III

20

24 th February

Thursday

3:30-4:20 pm

 

 

Porcine

Porcine reproduction I

21

25th February

Friday

2:30-3:20 pm

Porcine reproduction II

 

22

 

28 th February

 

Monday

 

4:30 -5:20 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equine

Clinical reproductive anatomy and physiology of

the mare

23

1st March

Tuesday

3:30-4:20 pm

Manipulation of the estrous cycle

24

2nd March

Wednesday

2:30-3:20 pm

Breeding soundness evaluation

25

3rd March

Thursday

2:30-3:20 pm

Breeding managem ent

 

11th March

Friday

12:00-1:00 pm

Midterm exam

26

14th March

Monday

4:30 -5:20 pm

Pregnancy

27

15th March

Tuesday

1:30-2:20 pm

Clinical cases

28

16th March

Wednesday

3:30-4:20 pm

Diagnosis of pregnancy

29

17th March

Thursday

1:30-2:20 pm

Infectious pregnancy losses

30

18th March

Friday

2:30-3:20 pm

Non -infectious pregnancy losses

31

21st March

Monday

2:30-3:20 pm

Parturition and dystocia

32

22nd March

Tuesday

1:30-2:20 pm

Postpartum problems

33

23rd March

Wednesday

2:30-3:20 pm

Infertility

34

24 th March

Thursday

2:30-3:20 pm

Assisted reproductive techniques

LAMS 519 Lecture Schedule  Spring 2022

Lecture No.

Date

Day

Time

Section

Lecture title(s)

 

 

35

 

 

28 th March

 

 

Monday

 

 

1:30-2:20 pm

 

Clinical reproductive physiology and breeding soundness evaluation of the

stallion

36

29th March

Tuesday

1:30-2:20 pm

Stallion infertility

37

30 th March

Wednesday

3:30-4:20 pm

Clinical cases

 

38

 

31st March

 

Thursday

 

1:30-2:20 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canine

Clinical reproduc tive anatomy and physiology of

the bitch

39

1st April

Friday

2:30-3:20 pm

Breeding managem ent I

40

1st April

Friday

3:30-4:20 pm

Breeding managem ent II

41

4 th April

Monday

3:30-4:20 pm

Pregnancy and parturition

42

5th April

Tuesday

1:30-2:20 pm

Obstetrics I

43

6th April

Wednesday

2:30-3:20 pm

Obstetrics II

44

7th April

Thursday

3:30-4:20 pm

Gestational and postpartum problems

45

8th April

Friday

3:30-4:20 pm

Control of reproduction

46

12th April

Tuesday

3:30-4:20 pm

Female infertility I

47

13th April

Wednesday

3:30-4:20 pm

Female infertility II

48

14th April

Thursday

3:30-4:20 pm

Male breeding soundness exam ination and infertility

49

20 th April

Wednesday

1:30-2:20 pm

Clinical cases

50

21st April

Thursday

1:30-2:20 pm

 

 

Feline

Feline reproduction I

51

22nd April

Friday

2:30-3:20 pm

Feline reproduction II

52

29th April

Friday

2:30-3:20 pm

Exotics

Exotic animal reproduction (Optional)

LAMS 519 Lecture Schedule  Spring 2022

Lecture No.

Date

Day

Time

Section

Lecture title(s)

53

3rd May

Tuesday

3:30-4:20 pm

 

Review and Form ative Assessment

 

10th May

Tuesday

12:00-1:30 pm

 

Final exam

LAMS 519 (Theriogenology) Laboratory Schedule Spring 2022

Week

Day

Date

Time

Lab

Groups

Location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Tue

18-Jan

8:30 -10:20 am

Reproductive Anatomy

Group A

Necropsy lab

Wed

19-Jan

8:30 -10:20 am

Reproductive Anatomy

Group B

Necropsy lab

Thur

20 -Jan

8:30 -10:20 am

Reproductive Anatomy

Group C+R1-R3

Necropsy lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

Tue

 

25-Jan

8:30 -9:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation I

Groups C1-C3

LARF

9:30 -10:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation I

Groups C4 -C6

LARF

 

Wed

 

26-Jan

8:30 -9:20 am

Bull BSE

Groups B1-B3

LARF

9:30 -10:20 am

Bull BSE

Groups B4 -B6

LARF

 

Fri

 

28-Jan

8:30 -9:20 am

Bull BSE

Groups A1-A3

LARF

9:30 -10:20 am

Bull BSE

Groups A4 -A6

LARF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

Tue

 

1-Feb

8:30 -9:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation I

Groups B7 -B9

LARF

9:30 -10:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation I

Groups C7 -C9+R1-R3

LARF

Wed

2-Feb

8:30 -10:20 am

Obstetrics & calving equipm ent

Groups A1-A5

Simulation lab

Fri

4 -Feb

8:30 -10:20 am

Obstetrics & calving equipm ent

Groups A6 -A9

Simulation lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

Tue

 

8-Feb

8:30 -9:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation I

Groups A1-A3

LARF

9:30 -10:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation I

Groups A4 -A6

LARF

 

Wed

 

9-Feb

8:30 -9:20 am

Bull BSE

Groups A7 -A9

LARF

9:30 -10:20 am

Bull BSE

Groups B7 -B9

LARF

 

Fri

 

11-Feb

8:30 -9:20 am

Bull BSE

Groups C1-C3

LARF

9:30 -10:20 am

Bull BSE

Groups C4 -C6

LARF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

Tue

 

15-Feb

8:30 -9:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation I

Groups B1-B3

LARF

9:30 -10:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation I

Groups B4 -B6

LARF

Wed

16-Feb

8:30 -9:20 am

Bull BSE

Groups C7 -C9+R1-R3

LARF

Week

Day

Date

Time

Lab

Groups

Location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Tue

22-Feb

8:30 -9:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation I

Groups A7 -A9

LARF

Wed

23-Feb

8:30 -10:20 am

Obstetrics & calving equipm ent

Groups B1-B5

Simulation lab

 

Fri

25-Feb

8:30 -10:20 am

Obstetrics & calving equipm ent

Groups B6 -B9

Simulation lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Tue

1-Mar

8:30 -10:20 am

Obstetrics & calving equipm ent

Groups C1-C5

Simulation lab

Wed

2-Mar

8:30 -10:20 am

Obstetrics & calving equipm ent

Groups C6 -C9+R1-R3

Simulation lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week

Day

Date

Time

Lab

Groups

Location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

Tue

 

15-Mar

8:30 -9:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation II

Groups C1-C3

LARF

9:30 -10:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation II

Groups C4 -C6

LARF

Wed

16-Mar

8:30 -10:20 am

Mare BSE

Groups A1-A5

LARF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

Tue

 

22-Mar

8:30 -9:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation II

Groups B1-B3

LARF

9:30 -10:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation II

Groups B4 -B6

LARF

Wed

23-Mar

8:30 -10:20 am

Mare BSE

Groups A6 -A9

LARF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

Tue

 

29-Mar

8:30 -9:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation II

Groups A7 -A9

LARF

9:30 -10:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation II

Groups C7 -C9+R1-R3

LARF

Wed

30 -Mar

8:30 -10:20 am

Mare BSE

Groups B1-B5

LARF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Tue

5-Apr

8:30 -9:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation II

Groups B7 -B9

LARF

Wed

6-Apr

8:30 -10:20 am

Mare BSE

Groups B6 -B9

LARF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

Tue

 

12-Apr

8:30 -9:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation II

Groups A1-A3

LARF

9:30 -10:20 am

Bovine transrectal palpation II

Groups A4 -A6

LARF

Wed

13-Apr

8:30 -10:20 am

Mare BSE

Groups C1-C5

LARF

Thur

14-Apr

8:30 -10:20 am

Mare BSE

Groups C6 -C9+R1-R3

LARF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Tue

19-Apr

8:30 -10:20 am

Small Animal Reproduction

Group A

Charter Hall Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Tue

26-Apr

8:30 -10:20 am

Small Animal Reproduction

Group B

Charter Hall Lab

Fri

29-Apr

8:30 -10:20 am

Small Animal Reproduction

Group C+R1-R3

Charter Hall Lab

Grading and Assessment Policy

Grading Scale

>89.5% A

84.5-89.49

B+

79.5-84.49

B

74.5-79.49

C+

69.5-74.49

C

64.5-69.49

D+

59.5-64.49

D

<59.49

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The following sum mative assessments will be conducted during the course:

Assessment                    Percent of the total grade

5 lab quizzes                                                 10%

Midterm                                                         30%

Final cum ulative  exam                           60%

The exam questions will be based on the learning material posted on MyCourses.

For the m idterm and final exams, questions will be in the multiple -choice format with one correct answer. Breakdown of questions will be provided pri   or to the exam.

Lab quizzes will be posted on MyCourses (Tests & Quizzes) with links within the Lessons tool. These quizzes will be based on the resources posted for each lab.

A grade reduction of 5% will be applied to that exam if students do not observe the following parameters during exams monitored online:

  1. Avoid talking out loud.
  2. Avoid looking away from the m onitor.
  3. Avoid having distractions (animals, people) in or walking through the room or making noise during te exam.
  4. Check that your webcam is recording your full face at all times with adequate lighting.
Recommended Study Strategies
  • Timely completion of learning activities
  • Pre-reading lecture material and class attendance will go a long way to help understanding the material. Understanding the material, rather than parrot - fashion learning, is encouraged, as is making comparisons of similar conditions between different species. Active participation in discussions and formative questions during the lectures is highly recommended.
  • Active participation in Zoom office hour sessions Using LLOs and formative quizzes within each lecture to guide your learning
Instructor's Expectations of the Student

Students are expected to come prepared for lectures and lab sessions by having read the lecture slides and lab resources or any additional information posted on SAKAI. Learning activities are expected to be completed in a timely manner. Active participation in Zoom office hours is highly recommended.

Professionalism Statement

Students are expected to abide by the University Code of Conduct outlined in the student manual.

"Students attending St. George's University are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, dignity, and courtesy, according to a code of conduct that defines the interests, reputation, and stature of the University com munity.

Learning Experiences at St. George's University are not only meant to develop 

strong academic skills, but also to cultivate students with positive professional attributes, who a re well adjusted to the norms of social graces and good social behavior."

Attendance/Participation Policy

Students are expected  to be available during the standard 8am  -5pm AST school day, to attend, engage with in  -person/online content, and participate in all classes and clinical rotations for which they have registered. Employment is not an excusable absence. Although attendance,  engagement, and participation may not be recorded at every academic activity, attendance, engagement, and participation is graded for mandatory sessions. Student's lack of attendance   engagement, and participation may adversely affect their academic status as specified in the grading policy.

If failure to attend, engage, or participate in individual classes, examinations, and online activities, or from the University itself is anticipated, or occurs spontaneously due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, proper notification procedures must be followed.

Policy Regarding Missing Examinations and/or Failure of Submission of Assignments

Students who fail to attend an examination (Sakai quiz/test or Exam Soft) or submit an assignm ent by the deadline without a vali d reason (see student manual: SGUSVM POLICY ON AN EXCUSED ABSENCE (EA) FOR STUDENTS) will receive a score of "0" points for the examination.

Students who have technical issues during the exam ination MUST inform the Course Director ( fkhan8@sgu.edu ) and IT ( tellexaminationservices@sgu.edu   OR support@sgu.edu  OR call 1-631-665-8500 ext. 4444 (US, NU, International) OR 1 - 473-439 -2000 ext. 4444 (Grenada), AND Dean of Students ( DOS@sgu.edu ) during the open period for the exam ination. Failure to do so im mediately will result in the student receiving the h  ighest score recorded at the time, but NOT being eligible to take a completion examination.

Scheduling of examinations (regular, re -sit, com pletion, com prehensive, or exemption) is at the discretion of the University.

ExamSoft Policy

All students are responsible for knowing and complying with the University's Code of Conduct and the guidelines. Students must read and then sign the Honor Code statement at the start of examinations to indicate that they will comply with the University Code of Conduct.

Prior to Exam Day

  1. Each student is required to have a laptop for the purpose of taking computer -based examinations (e -Exams) at SGU. Students must ensure that their laptops meet the current minimum system requirements prior to exam day:
  2. Examinees must use their MY SGU Member Center username and password to access the Custom Home Page (www.examsoft.com/sgu) created by Exam Soft for the University.
  3. Examinees are responsible for downloading and registering the latest version of Examplify on their laptop prior to exam day. Once Examplify has been successfully downloaded, examinees are strongly encouraged to fam iliarize themselves with the software by downloading and taking practice exams.
  4. Examinees are responsible for setting their laptop up for Exam Monitor prior to the exam (see links below).
  5. Examinees will be notified via MyCourses, of all exam related information. Email notifications will also be sent from Exam Soft Support to exam inees, notifying them of examinations available for downloading.
  6. Examinees experiencing difficulties with their laptop are encouraged to visit the IT department for assistance prior to exam day. Examinees needing a laptop must visit the Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) to request an exam loaner.
  7. Examinees should visit the following information to familiarize themselves with the online proctored exam format and set up their baseline photo.
    1. A Examsoft/ExamID quick guide for students (Please note that the current Examplify version is 2.3.8 )
    2. The examsoft student perspective video 30mins
    3. The Examsoft/ExamID FAQ
    4. Examsoft information page

The general Reminders/Guidelines

Copyright Policy

The materials (such as slides, handouts and audio/video recordings) provided to students who are taking courses at St. George‚Äôs University (SGU) are the intellectual property of the Faculty and/or Administration of SGU. Students are free to use these materials solely for the purpose of group or individual study. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited.