LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARY PRACTICE IN THE TROPICS
This course is designed for the veterinary, pre-veterinary, animal science or zoology students to gain working knowledge of the husbandry, and health issues confronting farm and large animal including horses, sheep, pigs, and cattle in Belize.
HANDS ON FROM THE START
You will get the opportunity to learn hands-on veterinary examination techniques at working ranches and farms as well as learn about large animal agriculture in Belize, including analyzing laboratory specimens in a laboratory. Lectures focus on the selection, nutrition, reproduction and management of horses, beef cattle, goats, swine and sheep. Other topics taught in this course include animal anatomy and physiology, animal agriculture economy, animal diseases and animal research. On Saturday, the course includes a free small animal clinic which may involve vaccinations, physical exams, or surgeries, depending on what’s needed in the community at the time. Students will have free time on Saturday afternoon, and there is the option for a fun and affordable beach trip on Sunday.
In this course you will develop a basic understanding of the role of livestock in agriculture (Belize and globally). The course goal is to expose students to the practice of farm animal medicine and the production systems involved. It will introduce basic concepts and principles of animal nutrition, growth, health, behavior, reproduction, and genetics, as well as practical commercial applications, such as ration formulation, disease prevention, artificial insemination, genetic selection, and crossbreeding systems. Labs and field trips to a variety of farms in the area provide opportunities to gain practical experience and a better understanding of the lecture material.
January 1- January 14, 2024
May 11 – May 25, 2024
May 25 – June 8, 2024
June 8 – June 22, 2024
Program tuition is $3,180, not including international airfare.
Interest-free payment plans are available. Current college students may be able to use federal financial aid toward their tuition.
The first $500 of your tuition (your program deposit) holds your space in the course. This deposit is non-refundable. All prices are in US dollars.
- Airport pickup
- Class excursions
- Breakfast each day
- $30 Application fee
- Personal budget for meals, tours, laundry, evening activities, souvenirs, etc
- Medical insurance (required)
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