Course code Vete6026

Credit points 1

Surgery, Reproduction

Total Hours in Course40

Date of course confirmation26.11.2014

Responsible UnitClinical Institute

Course developer

author Klīniskais institūts

Agris Ilgažs

Dr. med. vet.

Course abstract

Student to prepare information on the topics covered in the exam, which defines the specific state exam test questions. During the exam is tested students theoretical level of preparedness and ability to use their knowledge, thinking about the animal as a single organism, certain surgical and gynecological diseases and prevention.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: The aetology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and tritment of the surgery and gynecology diseases. The principles of surgery and gynecology disease prevention – test.
Skills: Carry out clinical examinations of animals; identify disease symptoms, diagnosis, and explain the pathological process to appoint the appropriate treatment, as well as to identify and explain the pathological processes of the reproductive system operation - test.
Competency: Assess and find solutions to various surgical diseases, preventive measures, assess and solve problems in animal fertility. Correctly apply principles of aseptic surgery and safely perform sedation, general and regional anaesthesia, and assess and control pain -test.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. General Guidelines for State Examination - 1h.
2. Review lectures "Preparation for operation, sewing materials, animal fixation. Soft tissue surgery" - 1h.
3. Review Lectures "The most common orthopedic diseases for small animals, farm animals and horses" - 2h
4. Review lectures "Sex cycle, its neurohumoral regulation. Application of hormonal preparations in obstetrics and gynecology" - 1h.
5. Review lectures "Fertilization. Embryo, Fetal and Fetal Development, Childbirth" - 2h.
6. Review lectures "Peripartal period. Pregnant animal diseases. Postpartum period and its illnesses" - 2h.
7. Review lectures "Gynecology of Agricultural Animals. Infertility. Mastitis" - 1h.
8. Review lectures "Andrology and Artificial Insemination" - 1h.
9. Review lectures "Anesthesia of small animals, farm animals and horses" - 1h.
10. Review lectures "Head and Neck Surgical Diseases for Farm Animals" - 1h.
11. Review lectures "Abdominal Surgical Diseases for Small Animals, Animals and Horses" - 2h.
12. Review lectures "Clit, Cross and Hip Surgery. Diseases for Small Animals, Farm Animals and Horses" - 2h.
13. Review lectures "Diagnosis and treatment of bone fractures, including osteosynthesis methods" - 1h.
14. Review lectures "X-ray diagnostics, sonographic, endoscopic and CT examination" - 1h.
15. Review lectures "Diagnosis and treatment of new animals for small animals, farm animals and horses" - 1h.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Previously completed and successfully fulfilled all requirements laid down in the study programme:
State exam in the form of a test. The test consist of 100 theoretical questions.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Independent studies of literature as preparation for exam.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The student shall obtain a successful State examination test if not less than 65% of the test questions have been correctly answered. The evaluation of State examination shall be composed of test score expressed in grade, an evaluation on the 10-point scale according to the regulations of studies in the Latvian University of Life Sciences and Technologies. The results of the State exam shall be approved by the State examination commission.

Compulsory reading

1. Fossum T. Small Animal Surgery. Mosby: Fourth Edition. St. Lovis, 2013. - p. 1619.
2. Afanasjevs I. Veterinārā dzemdniecība un ginekoloģija. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1983. - 360 lpp.
3. A.Dzenīte, V.Jonins. Govju mākslīgā apsēklošana.R.:Avots, 1989.
4. Simon A. Turner, Wayne C. McIlwraith, Techniques in Large Animal Surgery. Second edition. – Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1989. – 381 pp.
5. Brūveris Z. Veterinārās histoloģijas pamati. Medicīnas apgāds, 2015., 333.-377.; 387.-398.lpp.
6. Moderna piena ražošanas ferma: tehnoloģija, tehnika, apsaimniekošana. / J.Priekuļa red., Jelgava: LLU, 2013., 240 lpp.

Further reading

1. Slatter D. Textbook of Small animal Surgery. Second edition. W.B.Saunders Co. 1993. Vol. I - II. p. 2718.
2. Arthur G.H.,Noakes D.E.,Pearson H.,Parkinson T.J.Veterinary Reproduction and Ostetrics. WB Saunders Company Limited, 1996.- P. 726.
3. Paul B. Jennnings, Large Animal Surgery. Volume 1. - Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1984. – 686pp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. The Veterinary Journal, ISSN 1090-0233.
2. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (J Am Vet Med Assoc; JAVMA). 2000-2016, USA : American Medical Assoc.,ISSN 0003-1488.
3. Journal of Small Animal Practice (J Small Anim Pract). 2000-2016, UK: British Small Animal Veterinarian Association, ISSN 0022-4510.


Compulsory course of study programme Veterinary medicine