Training course 02- Prophylactic approach to infectious diseases of pets

A.Y. 2019/2020
8
Max ECTS
128
Overall hours
SSD
VET/03 VET/05 VET/06 VET/08 VET/09 VET/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to resume with students the key information related to the main infectious (viral, bacterial and mycotic) diseases of cats and dogs (and other non conventional pets) and to elaborate them for a correct prevention
Expected learning outcomes
The students must demonstrate to know the features of the main infectious diseases affecting pets, and to be able to manage different clinical cases in order to to prevent them with the most suitable approach (sanitation and vaccination)
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Lesson period
Second semester
Prerequisites for admission
To attend the elective course, the student must have passed all the exams of the third year and he must have attended the courses of the first semester of the 5th year.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Learning will be assessed during all the practical activities of the course. Clinical rotation and modules of elective activity contribute in a different way to the definition of the final mark.
In clinical rotation, assessment of skills will be carried out in itinere by each teacher during clinical and diagnostic practical activities. Each specific practical competence carried out by the student will be attested through the electronic logbook by the teacher in whose presence this will be carried out. The regular frequency of activities and the acquisition of skills that the student will have to learn and possess at the end of the activity will result in an "approved" assessment.
At the end of the course, for the elective modules of the course, the verification of learning is performed by written examination, different depending on the subject:
Immunoprophylaxis: discussion of a clinical case related to vaccinations
Viral diseases and emerging zoonoses: n. 11 multiple-choice questions on explained topics of the course
Immunoprophylaxis
Course syllabus
Immunology: review of the key points of the specific immune response (humoral and cell mediated) in general and applied to the mail infectious diseases of the dog and cat for a correct prevention
Principles of hygiene in general and applied to the main diseases infectious diseases of the dog and cat
Vaccines: registration; market; types; classification
Vaccinations: introduction; historical references; vaccinations in human and veterinary medicine; the correct information; who can vaccinate
Herd immunity and the fear of vaccinations
World guide lines for the vaccination of the dog and cat; core and non-core vaccines; duration of vaccine prophylaxis; what affects the effectiveness of a vaccine
Vaccinations in puppy and kitten; vaccinations in an adult animal; vaccinations in the elderly
Vaccine adverse reactions and pharmacovigilance
Discussion of clinical cases
Teaching methods
Theoretical teaching is provided using slides and discussion of clinical cases; practical teaching includes the application of the main serological techniques in the lab using serum/plasma samples supplied by the teacher and/or directly collected by students in order to evaluate vaccinal protection
Teaching Resources
Poli G., Dall'Ara P., Martino P.A., Rosati (2017): Microbiologia e immunologia veterinaria. 3a edizione, EDRA
Greene C.E. (2012): Infectious diseases of the dog and cat. 4th ed., Elsevier
Slides of the course on Ariel platform
World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) (2016): 2015 Guidelines for the vaccination of dogs and cats. Pagina web: http://www.wsava.org/guidelines/vaccination-guidelines
Emerging viral diseases and zoonosis of companion animals
Course syllabus
Prevention of viral diseases and sanitation: theoretical basis and practical cases
Main viral diseases affecting pets and emerging zoonoses
Key point of the main viral diseases of pets and emerging zoonoses in order to establish correct preventive approach and sanitation.
Discussion of clinical cases
Teaching methods
Practical teaching is based on seminars on the main infectious viral diseases affecting pets and emerging zoonoses and discussion on correct prevention and sanitation applied during practical cases; visit to public veterinary centers (kennel, chlamidiosis and leptospirosis reference laboratories).
Teaching Resources
Poli G., Dall'Ara P., Martino P.A., Rosati (2017): Microbiologia e immunologia veterinaria. 3a edizione, EDRA
Greene C.E. (2012): Infectious diseases of the dog and cat. 4th ed., Elsevier
Slides of the course on Ariel platform
Clinical Rotation
Course syllabus
In the document of the Day one competences "(DOCs), drawn up by the European Coordinating Committee on Veterinary Training, there is a list of knowledge and skills that the new graduate must possess. The electronic logbook lists the practical skills that the student must acquire to satisfy what is reported in the DOCs document. The hospital rotation is aimed at making the student acquire the skills and competences shown in the electronic logbook which from time to time it will be appropriate to apply on patients and case studies assigned.
Teaching methods
Practical work on referred for visit and hospitalized patients and on biological material provided for diagnostic purposes at the Teaching Veterinary Hospital. The work will be carried out by the students individually or in groups under the direct guidance of the teachers. All students will carry out activities in the Companion Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital, in the Ruminant and Swine Clinic, in Equine Clinic and in the facilities of the diagnostic services.
Teaching Resources
No specific reference material is foreseen. In relation to the activities carried out from time to time, students may be asked to research and discuss scientific literature on specific cases observed.
Clinical Rotation
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 0
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 0
VET/06 - PARASITOLOGY AND ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES - University credits: 0
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE - University credits: 0
VET/09 - VETERINARY CLINICAL SURGERY - University credits: 0
VET/10 - VETERINARY CLINICAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY - University credits: 0
Practicals: 64 hours
Emerging viral diseases and zoonosis of companion animals
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 2
Practicals: 32 hours
Professor: Lauzi Stefania
Immunoprophylaxis
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 2
Practicals: 32 hours