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    Slide 1: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?

    Slide 2:Introduction/Personal background Breeder Of Large Munsterlanders/trainer/judge Pursued before and after vet training Scope of Talk Directed to breeders Will not cover specific techniques Will not cover complex breeding situations Designed to optimize fertility in normal animalsIntroduction/Personal background Breeder Of Large Munsterlanders/trainer/judge Pursued before and after vet training Scope of Talk Directed to breeders Will not cover specific techniques Will not cover complex breeding situations Designed to optimize fertility in normal animals

    Slide 3:Answer

    Large Munsterlander

    Slide 4: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

    Slide 5: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

    Slide 6: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

    Slide 7: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

    Slide 8: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.

    Slide 9:Course Requirements

    Attendance at least one dog or cat show during the semester. Attendance at laboratories is mandatory Attendance at lectures is strongly recommended

    Slide 10:Evaluation

    5% - Quizzes Unannounced, lectures and laboratories 57% - Exams 1-3 19% each exam 38% - Final Exam

    Slide 11:Grade Assignment

    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%

    Slide 12:Policy for Accommodating Students with Disabilities

    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, what breed of dog is pictured here?

    Slide 14:Answer

    German Wirehaired Pointer AKA Deutsch Drahthaar

    Slide 15:Office Hours and Contact Information

    Office hours are by appointment Jane Linn: Emergency contact for course organizer Email: Phone: (515) 294-4649

    Slide 16:Academic Dishonesty

    Will not be tolerated Students who have any questions about what constitutes academic dishonesty should refer to the course catalogue, the student handbook, or:

    Slide 17:Why Study Companion 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

    Slide 18:Miss Mindy Linn Skyles, which dog is the working dog?

    Slide 19:Function of Purely Companion 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.

    Slide 20:Benefits of Pet Ownership

    Associated benefits to the elderly Associated benefits to adults: Real and quantifiable Dog ownership on borderline hypertension Associated benefits to childrens health and social behavior and interaction

    Slide 21:Pets as Family

    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?

    Slide 22:USA Population Shifts

    Slide 23:Demographic Shifts

    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

    Slide 24:How And Why Are Pets Able To Fill Their Roles

    Slide 25:Miss Jill M. Derocher, which species is more intelligent, a chimpanzee or a domestic dog?

    The answer depends on what aspect of intelligence one is asking about. In some cases the dog is more intelligent.

    Slide 27:There is Something about Dogs

    Miss Aracely Acevedo, what breed of dog is pictured here?

    Slide 29:Answer

    Large Munsterlander

    Slide 30:Please list the following information 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.