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In small groups, students will visit swine production facilities throughout the state of Iowa, perform thorough yet targeted site analyses aimed at providing diagnostic and/or production based solutions to health challenges on the sites. Students will interact directly with a referring veterinarian, site managers, owners and/or employees. Students will develop diagnostic plan, collect appropriate samples, complete submission protocols for ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, analyze reports and provide written feedback to the referring veterinarian and farm contacts.
ISU has 4 Swine focused faculty to serve as resources for the students. Two of these (the course instructors) are board certified in Veterinary Preventive Medicine. All carry advanced degrees in swine or epidemiological areas.
This clinical rotation covers 10 business days. Students will have 40 hours/week of direct supervision from 2 faculty members and 1 clinical technician.
Student must arrange own housing.
Iowa State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine Department
1600 S. 16th St.
2412 Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
Ames, IA 50011
Email: karriker [at] iastate [dot] edu
Signature On File: Dr. Locke Karriker