Domestic Animal Behavior in Veterinary Practice

2 credits

BIOMED 3400

Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine

Students will be introduced to the key characteristics of behavior among common domestic animals such as dogs, pigs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep and goats. Topics include communication, aggression, biological rhythms, reproductive behavior, learning and development, ingestive behavior and genetics. This course will enable students to gain a thorough understanding of assessing animal behavior, as well as how to utilize the assessment to better the animal’s health. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Junior standing.