April 14, 2016

Registration open for online course on pharmaceutical use in cattle

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April 14, 2016 – Registration is now open for “Pharmaceutical Use in Cattle,” an online course presented by West Texas A&M University. The course runs June 6 through July 12, 2016. Registration closes the first week of class. 

The course is designed to equip persons involved in the management, administration, distribution or sale of pharmaceuticals used in cattle to maximize therapeutic outcomes, prevent drug-related problems and protect the wholesomeness of the food supply chain.

The 3-credit hour online course is ideal for students majoring in animal science, dairy science, feedyard/ranch management, ag education, ag communication, meat science, veterinary technology, and pre-veterinary medicine. Students are welcome to take the course on an individual basis and transfer the elective credit back to their home school.

Graduate and undergraduate students throughout the country can access the web-based course to gain up-to-date information and training in veterinary labeled drugs, animal disease states, regulatory issues and public health topics.

Upon completing the course, students will have knowledge and skills that can positively impact educational, veterinary and economic outcomes by applying their drug knowledge resources to veterinary situations.

The course is offered every spring, summer and fall semesters. Course instructor is Elaine Blythe, PharmD.

For information on course objectives, dates, syllabus, tuition or registration instructions, visit http://wtamu.edu/academics/veterinary-pharmacy.aspx