Introduction to Fish Health (VTPA 420.1)

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The objectives of this course are to provide an introduction to issues impacting wild and captive fish stocks globally. As well we will review some of the unique anatomical, histological and physiological attributes of fish. We will discuss the major diseases of fresh water and marine fish, both in the wild and in captivity. The students will be taught basic necropsy and diagnostic techniques employed in the investigation of fish mortalities. This course will be of interest to veterinarians planning a career in exotic pet medicine, zoological medicine, veterinary pathology, or wildlife veterinary medicine.


Only open to students in the 3rd year of the D.V.M. program.


This course will be an elective in year 3.

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