|Tuesday Jan 21||Introduction, references. Pets: vaccinations, feet, ageing, housing, zoning|
|Friday Jan 24||Industry: wool, meat, dairy, fiber, accelerated systems, foot rot||Private sheep flock near Cortland - lambing management, body condition scoring|
|Tuesday Jan 28||Nutrition and nutritional systems, feeds, grazing, browsing, fencing, copper poisoning|
|Friday Jan 31||Metabolic diseases: Pregnancy toxemia, ketosis, grain overload, hypocalcemia||Neonates: Preventing hypothermia & neonatal losses, Necropsy findings, entropion (Jr Surgery C2533)|
|Friday Feb 7||Male reproduction, Breeding Soundness Exam||Female reproduction, dystocias, prolapses|
|Tuesday Feb 11||Abortion diseases, zoonoses|
|Friday Feb 14||Predators, guardians, working dogs||Sheep dog demo (field trip to Virgil)|
|Tuesday Feb 18||Mastitis|
|Friday Feb 21||CAE, OPP, pinkeye||Parasites (Wet lab side B - Cel Lucio-Forster email@example.com)|
|Tuesday Feb 25||CLA, paratuberculosis|
|Friday Feb 28||Fiber - quality, harvesting, processing, diseases||Goat farm, ultrasounding (field trip to Side Hill Acres in Candor)|
|Tuesday Mar 4||Skin diseases|
|Friday Mar 7||Neurologic diseases||T & R Sheep, shearing demo (field trip to Harford)|
|Tuesday Mar 11||Dehorning, castration, docking, urolithiasis|
|Friday Mar 14||Scrapie, exotic diseases, MCF||Dehorning, docking, castration, vasectomy lab (Jr Surgery C2 533)|
Grading: The course is S/U only. The lecture course grade is based on a takehome, open book or computer exam. It is due by 9 am Monday March 24th, though each year some students turn their papers in by the last class. The lab grade is based on attendance (you need to sign in and are allowed to miss one of the 8 labs, or two with a doctor's excuse) and completion of the lab project described in the introductory lecture. Students who cannot attend at least 7 of the 8 labs to obtain credit are still welcome to attend those labs they can get to.
Lab Projects: Choose from a list of possible projects or come up with your own idea. This year we are going to concentrate on preparing materials for a small ruminant version of NYSCHAP. Students will work alone or in pairs to provide background information and core common best management practices for sheep and goat herds. The projects must be submitted by Monday March 24th at 9 am.
A downloadable version of this entire website is available here as a zipfile.
Reference List: 2014
The 2009 Final Exam
The 2010 Final Exam
The 2011 Final Exam
The 2012 Final Exam
The 2013 Final Exam
The 2014 Final Exam will be due 9 am Monday March 24th in Dr. Smith's mailbox in Ambulatory, though preferably turned in sooner on paper (preferred, to save me having to print it) or by e-mail. Keep a copy if you e-mail it - computers have been known to malfunction.