Zoonotic Diseases (VLAC 429.1)

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This course will introduce veterinary students to concepts and principles of zoonoses via examples of zoonotic diseases, zooeyia and injury due to animals. Presentation of diseases will emphasize their importance to human health, their effects on domestic animals, importance of wildlife reservoirs, surveillance and methods of control/prevention. This course will be a mixture of lectures and in-class discussion. Focus will be on diseases of importance in Canada but some discussion of international diseases will occur.


Successful completion of Year 2 of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.


This is a Year 3 elective for students in the D.V.M. program. Students with credit for VLAC 431 will not receive credit for this course. This course was labeled VLAC 431 until 2014.

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