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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 1/10/2014
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VETE0450-1  Companion Animal Clinics
- Internal medicine of companion animals
- Internal medicine and companion animal surgery
- Obstetrics and anaesthesiology of companion animals
- Companion Animal Clinics
- Emergencies, hospitalisations, intensive care and emergency shifts
- Medical imaging of domestic animals
- Birds, lagomorpha and rodent medicine

Duration :  Internal medicine of companion animals : 17,5h Clin.
Internal medicine and companion animal surgery : 17,5h Clin.
Obstetrics and anaesthesiology of companion animals : 17,5h Clin.
Companion Animal Clinics : 17,5h Clin.
Emergencies, hospitalisations, intensive care and emergency shifts : 17,5h Clin.
Medical imaging of domestic animals : 17,5h Clin.
Birds, lagomorpha and rodent medicine : 17,5h Clin.
Number of credits :  
Master in Veterinary Medicine, 2nd year6
Lecturer :  Internal medicine of companion animals : Frédéric Billen, Cécile Clercx, Dominique Peeters
Internal medicine and companion animal surgery : Frédéric Billen, Cécile Clercx, Annick Hamaide, Dominique Peeters
Obstetrics and anaesthesiology of companion animals : Stefan Deleuze, Charlotte Sandersen
Companion Animal Clinics : Marc Balligand, Stéphanie Claeys, Annick Hamaide
Emergencies, hospitalisations, intensive care and emergency shifts : Marc Balligand, Frédéric Billen, Stéphanie Claeys, Cécile Clercx, Stefan Deleuze, Marianne Diez, Annick Hamaide, Dominique Peeters, Charlotte Sandersen
Medical imaging of domestic animals : Géraldine Bolen, Valeria Busoni
Birds, lagomorpha and rodent medicine : Didier Marlier
Coordinator :  Didier Marlier
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
All year long, with partial in January
Course contents :  
Internal medicine of companion animals

Students are trained through clinical rounds, practical seminars (principles of fluid therapy, clinical cases in dermatology), realisation of clinical examinations and problem-based learning. Learning how to take a history and how to make a clinical examination will also be provided (on healthy dogs and clinical patients). Students wil have to visualize mulitmedia documents. They will joind GMV3students for consultations at the Small Animal clinic. Besides students will take part to the consultations at a first line pratice in Seraing

Internal medicine and companion animal surgery

cf VETE0450A-aBesides students will take part to the consultations at a first line pratice in Seraing

Obstetrics and anaesthesiology of companion animals

The training is based on the students being involved in routine duties related to consultation, treatment, hospitalisation, surgical preparation, and anaesthesia and surgery of our patients, as well as patients of the Prince Laurent Fondation. The students also participate to seminar and wetlabs.

Companion Animal Clinics

The training is based on the students being involved in routine duties related to consultations of our patients, as well as patients from the Fondation Prince Laurent. Besides, they participate to the ambulatory clinic (companion animals) and wet labs.

Emergencies, hospitalisations, intensive care and emergency shifts

Students will be in front of patients presented at the emergency service and patients hospitalized in the hopsitalization and intensive care unit, from intreal medicine , surgery, and gynecology services. Teaching will be delivered through case rounds and by practical care of the patients, under the supervision of assistants, interns, and nurses. Hygiene is of very high important, particularly in this unit unit: students will have a role in the maintenance of hygiene

Medical imaging of domestic animals

  • Students are trained on printed radiographic films or on a computer reading station. Students will be mainly trained to recognize the radiographic view, to criticize the radiographic technique and to locate normal anatomical structures. The teaching will include radiology of small animal and equines.

Birds, lagomorpha and rodent medicine

Basic practical clinical course for all vet students on clinical examinations and diagnosis of main diseases of poultry, rabbits (production and pets) and rodents (pets).
This is a basic course for all vet students not a specialisation course
Course begins by films describing poultry production and post-mortem examinations of poultry, rabbit and pigeon.
Then students mainly make necropsies and whenever possible clinical examinations of animal species described above either sent directly by owners or by veterinarians for specialized examinations .

Learning outcomes of the course :  
Internal medicine of companion animals

The objectives of the clinical activities are
  • be able to take a thorough history and complete clinical examination in dogs and cats
  • understand and know the content of the practical seminars provided during the week
  • make the transition between theoratical knowledge and real clinical cases
  • get familiar with first line consultations and practice

Internal medicine and companion animal surgery

The objectives of the clinical activities are
  • be able to take a thorough history and complete clinical examination in dogs and cats
  • understand and know the content of the practical seminars provided during the week
  • make the transition between theoretical knowledge and real clinical cases
  • get familiar with first line consultations and practice

Obstetrics and anaesthesiology of companion animals

Learn how to collect history elements, symptoms. Learn how to analyse data, establish a differential to finally reach a diagnosis. Learn how to establish and administer a treatment aswel as recommend prevention. Get familiar with surgical procedures in dogs and cats.

Companion Animal Clinics

Learn how to collect history elements and to establish a differential diagnosis. Get familiar with surgical procedures in basic soft tissue and oncologic surgery in the dog and cat. Learn to anesthetize dogs and cats during sterilisation procedures.

Emergencies, hospitalisations, intensive care and emergency shifts

- monitoring of hospitalized patient- gestion of emergencies

Medical imaging of domestic animals

  • The main objective of the teaching activity is to stimulate the students to image analysis through interaction with the teachers. Specific objectives are: be able recognize and name the radiographic views, be able to criticize the radiographic technique, be able to identify normal anatomical structures, give a solid base of radiographic image analysis before applying theoretical knowledge to clinical cases film readings.

Birds, lagomorpha and rodent medicine

At the end of the course students will be able
  • to make a post-mortem examination of poultry, rabbit and pigeon and to apply these skills to other bird species
  • to determine significant gross lesions
  • to analyses clinical data and to make a differential diagnosis
  • to propose complementary examinations and to suggest a treatment
  • to establish an economic, sporting or zootechnical prognosis
  • to settle preventive measures
for main common diseases of poultry, rabbits (production and pets) and rodents

Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Internal medicine of companion animals

  • course of general seimiology
  • course of companion animal propedeutics
  • canine and feline anatomy and physiology

Internal medicine and companion animal surgery

  • course of general seimiology
  • course of companion animal propedeutics
  • course of anaesthesiology of domestic animals
  • canine and feline anatomy and physiology

Obstetrics and anaesthesiology of companion animals

General Semiology Special Propedeutique Anatomy and reproductive physiology of small animals.Video related to the ortho wetlab available on the CVU website

Companion Animal Clinics

General Semiology Special Propedeutique Anatomy and physiologyNotes from anesthesia seminar Vidéos on reconstructive surgery, mammary tumor resection, and digit amputation, available on the CVU website.

Emergencies, hospitalisations, intensive care and emergency shifts

semiology (propedeutics) Physiology/pathophysiology
Biosecurity
..

Medical imaging of domestic animals

  • anatomy knowledge

Birds, lagomorpha and rodent medicine

Notions dedicated to birds, rabbits, and new companion animals that are developed during the theoretical courses from previous years (anatomy, physiology, propaedeutics, parasitology, bacteriology, virology, ...) are of the uppermost importance. A thorough knowledge of the course " Medicine of birds, rabbits and rodents " (VETE0439-1VETE0027-1) is mandatory.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Obstetrics and anaesthesiology of companion animals

On Mon from 8:30 till 12:00, students attend a seminar.On Tue from 8:30 till 12:00, students perform centro-medullary pinning, on dog cadavers, under the supervision of a practitioner. On Wedn. from 8:30 till 12:00, students participate to consultations and surgical procedures performed at the Prince Laurent Fondation, under the direction of a supervisor from the CVU. On Thurs. from 8.30 till 12.00, students are involved in routine work of the service of small animal reproduction. On Fri. from 8.30 till 12.00, under the supervision of a practitioner, they perform in groups, a dog spay and /or castration on cadavers.

Companion Animal Clinics

On Mon from 8:30 till 12:00, students participate to consultations and surgical procedures performed at the Fondation Prince Laurent under the direction of a supervisor from the CVU.On Tue from 8:30 till 12:00, 6 students will go the the ambulatory clinic. The other students participate to the small animal surgery clinic. On Wedn. from 8:30 till 12:00, 3 students will go to the ambulatory clinic. The other students participate to the small animal surgery clinic. On Thurs. from 8.30 till 9.00, a written evaluation will take place. Then, students will perform techniques of reconstructive surgery, digit amputation, mammary tumor excision, under the supervision of a collaborator, on dog cadavers. On Fri. from 8.30 till 9.00, tudents participate to consultations and surgical procedures performed at the Fondation Prince Laurent under the direction of a supervisor from the CVU.

Emergencies, hospitalisations, intensive care and emergency shifts

- patients care will be closely supervised by ICU team- students will have to present their cases and to assess their progress during morning and evening rounds

Birds, lagomorpha and rodent medicine

Students are in group during clinical activities. To get practical skills a thorough knowledge of the theoretical data as given in the prerequisites is mandatory. Clinical examinations and practical work on animals will first be given to students having good theoretical knowledge

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Internal medicine of companion animals

From 8h30 to 12h, on site or at the "dispensaire Fondation Prince Laurent) in Seraing, according to a detailed schedule, available on the web site of the FMV. Mots lumti-media documents can be consulted at distance.

Internal medicine and companion animal surgery

From 8h30 to 12h, according to a detailed schedule, available on the web site of the FMV. Most multi-media documents can be consulted at distance.

Obstetrics and anaesthesiology of companion animals

On Mon from 8:30 till 12:00, students attend a seminar.On Tue from 8:30 till 12:00, students perform centro-medullary pinning, on dog cadavers, under the supervision of a practitioner. On Wedn. from 8:30 till 12:00, students participate to consultations and surgical procedures performed at the Prince Laurent Fondation, under the direction of a supervisor from the CVU. a On Thurs. from 8.30 till 12.00, students are involved in routine work of the service of small animal reproduction. On Fri. from 8.30 till 12.00, under the supervision of a practitioner, they perform in groups, a dog spay and /or castration on cadavers.

Companion Animal Clinics

Face-to-face (wet labs, clinics)Distance-learning (videos)

Emergencies, hospitalisations, intensive care and emergency shifts

From monday to the next monday, week-end included, according to a pre-defined schedule.

Medical imaging of domestic animals

  • Interactives teaching sessions between 8.30 and 12 A.M..

Birds, lagomorpha and rodent medicine

17.5 hours clinical activities.

Recommended or required readings :  
Internal medicine of companion animals

No notes.

Obstetrics and anaesthesiology of companion animals

No specific notes have been issued for this clinic. However, the notes of the lectures in small animal reproduction and small animal surgery (2nd GMV) are suggested readings.

Companion Animal Clinics

Notes on ambulatory clinic and videos are available on the CVU website.

Birds, lagomorpha and rodent medicine

See ref. VETE0439-1
Further readings :
  • Disease of Poultry, 12th Ed., Saif, Y.M. (Ed.) , Blackwell Publishing , 2008
  • Maladies des lapins, S. Boucher et L. Nouaille, Manuel pratique, éd. France Agricole, 1996
  • Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Quesenberry K.E. et Carpenter J.W. 3rd Edition, Elsevier Health Science (Ed.), 2012
  • Clinical Avian Medicine (2-volume set), Harrison G.J., Lightfoot T.L. 2006, Spix Publishing, ISBN: 00-9754994-0-8,

During the week spent in the Clinic, students are strongly advised to read articles or book chapters linked with the clinical cases on an evidenced-based vet medicine choice framework.

Assessment methods and criteria :  
Internal medicine of companion animals

This note in Companion ANimal Internal Medicine Clinic will constitute 1/7of the global note of Companion Animal Clinics.

Internal medicine and companion animal surgery

This note in Companion Animal Internal Medicine and Anesthésiology Clinic will constitute 1/7of the global note of Companion Animal Clinics

Obstetrics and anaesthesiology of companion animals

Questions specific to the clinical training will be included into the small animals and equine reproduction written exam.(VETE0436-1). The evaluation of the student's performance during the clinic and the marks for the prerequiste test will also be considered in the final mark. Any unjustified absence during the week of clinical course will mean a general mark of 0/20 for the subject:"Small Animal Clinic" regardless the marks obtained in the other constitutive topics. Examination in september will be similar to that of june. However, if number of students allow students would be informed on the day of 1st session results that an oral exam might be replacing the originally planned written exam.

Companion Animal Clinics

Prerequisite will be tested first thing on friday morning. The evaluation of the student's performance during the clinic and the marks for the prerequiste test will also be considered in the final mark. Any unjustified absence during the week of clinical course will mean a general mark of 0/20 for the subject:"Small Animal Clinic" regardless the marks obtained in the other constitutive topics. Examination in september will be similar to that of june. However, if number of students allow students would be informed on the day of 1st session results that an oral exam might be replacing the originally planned written exam.

Emergencies, hospitalisations, intensive care and emergency shifts

Evaluation during this week is assessed using a note that will constitute 1/7of the global note of Companion Animal Clinics.

Medical imaging of domestic animals

Each student will be evaluated orally during the week on small animal and equine radiographs. The student should be able to describe the radiographic view, to criticize the technique and to localize normal anatomical structures.
The marks of the clinic of diagnostic imaging will have a weight of 1/7 of the total marks of the course of Companion Animal Clinic.

Birds, lagomorpha and rodent medicine

Written work in group with continuous evaluation by the staff during the week and possibility of test at the end of the week. This mark account for 2/9 of the final mark for the clinic of small animals. Unjustified absence will lead to a 0/20 mark for the course but also for all courses under ref. VETE0450-1 whatever were the marks in the other courses Students in September retakes will have to spend a week in the clinic at a moment determined by the incumbent (Associated Prof. Dr D. Marlier), possibly during holiday. During this week, the staff will continuously evaluate them. During visit of farms and/or bird and small mammals rehabilitation centres students must have an irreproachable attitude and behaviour. Failure to respect these indications is enough to get a serious insufficiency (7/20) as final note.

Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Internal medicine of companion animals

Attendance to the companion naimal internal medicine clinic is compulsory. Any absence should be justified and communicated on the same day.

Medical certifications are required to justify an absence for medical reason and have to be transmitted to Mrs Nadine Fis (Executive secretary of the Department of Clinical Sciences; nadine.fis@ulg.ac.be) within a week of the absence.
Any unjustified absence will be sanctionned through the evaluation (see the evaluation section in this document).


Any absence will have to be regained.

Internal medicine and companion animal surgery

Attendance to the companion animal internal medicine and anaesthesiology clinic is compulsory. Any absence should be justified and communicated on the same day.

Medical certifications are required to justify an absence for medical reason and have to be transmitted to Mrs Nadine Fis (Executive secretary of the Department of Clinical Sciences; nadine.fis@ulg.ac.be) within a week of the absence.
Any unjustified absence will be sanctionned through the evaluation (see the evaluation section in this document).


Any absence will have to be regained.

Obstetrics and anaesthesiology of companion animals

Attendance to the clinic is compulsory. Any absence should be justified on very same day. Medical certs are required and have to be transmitted to Mrs Nadine Dumont within a week.

Companion Animal Clinics

Attendance to the clinic is compulsory. Any absence should be justified on very same day. Medical certs are required and have to be transmitted to Mrs Nadine Dumont within a week.

Emergencies, hospitalisations, intensive care and emergency shifts

Material:as usual
Attendance is compulsory.
Any absence should be justified and communicated on the same day.
Medical certifications are required to justify an absence for medical reason and have to be transmitted to Mrs Nadine dumont (nadine.dumont@ulg.ac.be) within a week of the absence.


Any unjustified absence will be sanctionned through the evaluation

Any absence will have to be regained.

Birds, lagomorpha and rodent medicine

The attendence at the clinic is compulsory. Absences have to be justified by phone at the service and confirmed by an official certificate. Making up of all the absences is compulsory at a moment determined by the incumbent, possibly during holiday.


The unjustified absences will be taken into account as explained above.


Administrative rules of the clinic are available in the Service.
Students must use their official email address of the ULg to contact the service.

Contacts :  
Internal medicine of companion animals

Dr Dominique Peeters, Associate Professor; dpeeters@ulg.ac.be


Professor (full) Cécile Clercx; cclercx@ulg.ac.be

Internal medicine and companion animal surgery

Prof Peeters (dpeeters@ulg.ac.be)

Obstetrics and anaesthesiology of companion animals

Pr Stefan Deleuze S.Deleuze@ulg.ac.be Pr Annick Hamaide Annick.Hamaide@ulg.ac.be

Companion Animal Clinics

Dr Annick Hamaide Annick.Hamaide@ulg.ac.be Dr Marc Balligand Marc.Balligand@ulg.ac.be

Emergencies, hospitalisations, intensive care and emergency shifts

idem

Medical imaging of domestic animals

V.Busoni
vbusoni@ulg.ac.be

Birds, lagomorpha and rodent medicine

Chairman
Associated Professor Dr (DVSc, DVM) D. Marlier, Dip. ECZM (small mammals), Clinic for Birds, Rodents and Rabbits, B42, Sart-Tilman, B4000 Liège, dmarlier@ulg.ac.be

Assistants Dr (DMV) F. Gandar, fgandar@ulg.ac.be
Dr (DMV) H. Deflers, hdeflers@ulg.ac.be




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