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Animal Science 224 Companion Animal Science. N. Matthew Ellinwood, D.V.M., Ph.D. Spring 2005. Miss Renee Elizabeth Small, what breed of dog is seen in this picture?. Answer. Large Munsterlander. Course Details. Lectures Mon. and Wed. 2:10-3:00 p.m., Kildee 108. Laboratories

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Animal science 224 companion animal science

Animal Science 224Companion Animal Science

N. Matthew Ellinwood, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Spring 2005


Miss Renee Elizabeth Small,

what breed of dog is seen in this picture?


Answer
Answer

  • Large Munsterlander


Course details
Course Details

  • Lectures

    • Mon. and Wed. 2:10-3:00 p.m., Kildee 108.

  • Laboratories

    • Thurs. 10:00-11:50 or 12:10-2:00, Kildee 2310 or elsewhere by previous announcement.

    • Attendance is mandatory at laboratories

  • Textbook

    • Available at book store. Online subscriptions possible


Lectures
Lectures

  • N. M. Ellinwood

    • Course organizer, Lecture, Lab Instructor

  • C. Youngs

    • Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology Lectures and Labs

  • M. D. Kenealy

    • Nutrition Lectures and Labs


Misc

  • Class materials will be available ~ one week before lab or lecture on the class website

  • Laboratory TAs

    • Laboratory 1

      • Abbey Smith

    • Laboratory 2

      • N. Matthew Ellinwood


Course content
Course Content

  • Emphasis on cats and dogs

    • Other species covered will include birds, rodents, and rabbits

  • Topics to be covered and emphasized:

    • Anatomy, and handling

    • Production, reproduction, growth development, behavior, and nutrition

    • History, genetics, breeds

    • Varied topics

      • The place and use companion animals in society


Students are to be informed early in the course and before using animals
Students are to be informed early in the course and before using animals:

  • Live animals will be used in the course.

  • Species used will include dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, mice, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, gerbils, and chinchillas.

  • No invasive procedures will be performed.

  • No euthanasia will be performed.

  • Students will not be exposed to potential zoonotic diseases or use of any other potentially hazardous agents.

  • Animals within the university is monitored by the University Committee on Animal Care.

  • Problems and concerns related to animal use in the course are to be discussed with the instructor. The department executive officer or the Committee on Animal Care may then be contacted if resolution cannot be reached with the instructor.

  • Non-animal instructional methods are not available as an alternative.


Course requirements
Course Requirements using animals:

  • Attendance at least one dog or cat show during the semester.

  • Attendance at laboratories is mandatory

  • Attendance at lectures is strongly recommended


Evaluation
Evaluation using animals:

  • 5% - Quizzes

    • Unannounced, lectures and laboratories

  • 57% - Exams 1-3

    • 19% each exam

  • 38% - Final Exam


Grade assignment
Grade Assignment using animals:

  • Curve may be shifted down

  • Curve will not be shifted up

  • A 100-90%

  • B 89.9-80 %

  • C 79.9-70%

  • D 69.9 60%

  • F <60%


Policy for accommodating students with disabilities
Policy for Accommodating Students with Disabilities using animals:

  • Please address any special needs or special accommodations with me at the beginning of the semester or as soon as you become aware of your needs. Those seeking accommodations based on disabilities should obtain a Student Academic Accommodation Request (SAAR) form from the Disability Resources (DR) office (515-294-6624). DR is located in Room 1076 of the Student Services Building on the main campus. If the student is unwilling to self disclose, the student assumes full responsibility for his/her academic performance.


Miss Amanda Kay Angle, using animals:

what breed of dog is pictured here?


Answer1
Answer using animals:

  • German Wirehaired Pointer

  • AKA Deutsch Drahthaar


Office hours and contact information
Office Hours and Contact Information using animals:

  • Office hours are by appointment

    • Jane Linn: [email protected]

  • Emergency contact for course organizer

    • Email: [email protected]

    • Phone: (515) 294-4649


Academic dishonesty
Academic Dishonesty using animals:

  • Will not be tolerated

  • Students who have any questions about what constitutes academic dishonesty should refer to the course catalogue, the student handbook, or:

    • http://www.dso.iastate.edu/dept/judicialaffairs/homepage.htm


Why study companion animals
Why Study Companion Animals? using animals:

  • 68 million pet dogs, 73 million pet cats

  • Estimates of 62% of US house holds have pets

  • In ~ 92% of pet owning house holds pets are considered members of the family

  • Estimate size of pet related industry in 2001 was ~ 30 billion dollars



Function of purely companion animals
Function of Purely Companion Animals using animals:

  • While companion animals are not “working” animals in a traditional sense, they play an important and vital role in the lives of millions of people.


Benefits of pet ownership
Benefits of Pet Ownership using animals:

  • Associated benefits to the elderly

  • Associated benefits to adults:

    • Real and quantifiable

    • Dog ownership on borderline hypertension

  • Associated benefits to children’s health and social behavior and interaction


Pets as family
Pets as Family using animals:

  • Children apt to experience the loss of pet before the loss of a relative

  • Pet bereavement can be pathological

  • Trends indicate that house holds considering pets as part of the family is increasing

  • What may be driving this trend?


Usa population shifts
USA Population Shifts using animals:


Demographic shifts
Demographic Shifts using animals:

  • The percentage of families of five or more is one half of what it was in 1970

  • Single and two person households have increased

  • Pet industry have tracked these changes


How and why are pets able to fill their roles
How And Why Are Pets Able using animals:To Fill Their Roles



The answer chimpanzee or a domestic dog?

depends on

what aspect

of intelligence

one is asking

about. In some

cases the dog

is more

“intelligent”.


There is something about dogs
There is Something about Dogs chimpanzee or a domestic dog?


Miss Aracely Acevedo, chimpanzee or a domestic dog?

what breed of dog is

pictured here?


Answer2
Answer chimpanzee or a domestic dog?

  • Large Munsterlander


Please list the following information on a sheet of paper and hand in as you leave
Please list the following information chimpanzee or a domestic dog?on a sheet of paper and hand in as you leave

  • Your preferred name of address and personal title, if other than Miss or Mr.

  • The number and species of pets you currently own.

  • Species of pets you have owned in the past, but do not currently have represented in you present menagerie.


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