PTHB 510: Veterinary Public Health

Class Program
Credits 2

The role of the veterinarian in public health is considered with emphasis on the safety of foods of animal origin. The course includes the responsibilities of the veterinarian in the control of zoonotic diseases through meat inspection and the implementation of government control policies. The course also surveys zoonotic diseases of bacterial, viral and parasitic origins. Some lectures in this course are taken in common with medical students and are supplemented by assignments dealing with topics of particular relevance to veterinary medicine.