VETERINARY MEDICINE

Course Code               Course Description                                               

Credit Units

VMD 111:                  Introduction to Veterinary Medicine                                               1

Introduction to the Art and Science of Veterinary

Medicine. General review of veterinary practices

since ancient times, pastoralists and pastoralism.

History of animal healthcare in Nigeria. Modern

trendsin veterinary practice and future prospects.

VMD 212:                  Animal Breeds, Handling and Restraint Techniques                       2

Identification of the various breeds of domestic

animals, their characteristics, common names for

various body parts, colour and identification marks,

Approach to handling of animals. Various methods

of restraints and equipment used for resrintc,

ropes, twitches, halter, hobbles etc. Care of animals,

dentition and ageing, common vices

in animals.

VMD 422:                  General Medicine                                                                              2           

History taking, influence of environment on

diseases of patients. Use of the common diagnostic

instruments,’ample collection and preservation.

Diagnostic methods used for the detection and

differentiation of diseases according to systems.

Principles of treatment and prognosis.

VMD 511:                  Small Animal Medicine                                                                      2

Infectious and non-infectious, metabolic and nutritional    

diseases of dogs and cats. The epidemiology, Clinical signs,

diagnosis and treatment of diseases of importance in

the Tropics.

VMD 513:                  Ruminant Medicine                                                                           2

Infectious, non-infectious, including metabolic and

nutritional diseases of small and large ruminants.

The epidemiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment

and control of specific diseases of importance in

the Tropics.

VMD 522:                  Wildlife and Fish Medicine                                                                2

Dynamics and characteristics of wildlife populations.

Capturing and sampling methods. Diagnosis and

treatment of major diseases of wild primates,

carnivores, ungulates reptiles, birds and amphibians.

Aquatic ecology, fisheries management and fish

cultures, feeds and feeding of fish. Diagnosis, treatment

and control of diseases of fish.

VMD 524:                  Equine Medicine                                                                                2

Infectious, non-infectious including

metabolic and nutritional diseases of Equidae

with particular reference to horses and donkeys.

The clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and control

of specific diseases of economic importance in the

Tropics. Management of equine diseases and disorders.

VMD 526:                  Porcine Medicine                                                                               2

Infectious, non-infectious, metabolic and nutritional

diseases of pigs. The epidemiology, clinical signs,

treatment and control of diseases of importance

in the tropical environment.

VMD 528:                  Avian Medicine                                                                                  2  

Aetiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and

control of parasitic, fungi, bacterial, viral, nutritional

and other diseases of poultry/avian species.

Emphasis will be placed on major tropical diseases.

VMD 603:                  Clinical Conference/Seminar I                                                         1

A course involving case work-ups and Seminar

presentation by students under the guidance of a

clinical coordinator.