Dr. Greene and Erickson discuss Animal Science summer courses
Betsy Greene and Dr. Pat Erickson appeared on Across the Fence January
27, 2015 to discuss four travel courses the Department of Animal
& Veterinary Sciences offers students.
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- "You to the Zoo," a
course which gives students direct zoo keeping experience in a zoo
setting. Students travel to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, NY to
participate in a hands-on course involving the daily care of zoo
animals. They also travel to the Cornell University Veterinary Medical
College and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (both in Ithaca, NY) to
better understand how complimentary organizations play vital roles in
the conservation and medical treatment of zoo residents.
Horse," a course which allows students to understand the principles of
horse husbandry and management, emphasizing anatomy, nutrition,
preventive medicine, first-aid and common diseases. Students then
travel to SUNY Morrisville to the Equine Rehabilitation Facility to
participate in a short equine rehabilitation course. The final portion
of the course takes place in Saratoga Springs, NY during flat track
season were students spend time understanding the racing industry.
Care, Handling, and Management," a travel course to Florida which
introduces and expands students' knowledge and experience in all facets
of the care, handling, and management of the Asian elephant. Students
also travel to the Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota, FL to learn
about the history of the circus and the elephants' role through the
- "Primer in Alpaca Husbandry," a
travel course to Ecuador which permits students to become accomplished in the principal
alpaca husbandry practices through daily work with a large alpaca herd,
and places alpacas, llamas and vicuñas in their historical and
geographical contexts, and examines their potential as generators of
income and environmental services.