This course covers various aspects of miniature pig medicine including behavior disorders, anesthesia of swine and common surgical problems.
At the end of this module, practitioners should be able to:
- Describe the common medical problems of pet pigs
- Describe the causes and remedies for piglet savaging
- List the advantages and disadvantages of common aesthetic protocols
- Describe the methods for induction and maintenance of inhalation anesthesia
- Describe how to perform a castration (pet and commercial pigs) and spay
- Describe the methods and anatomic landmarks for obtaining a blood sample from a pig
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
David Van Metre
Dr. Dave VanMetre is an Associate Professor at CSU. He attended veterinary school at Cornell University and graduated in 1989. After completing a residency in food animal medicine and surgery at the University of California at Davis in 1993, he became board-certified in internal medicine and joined the faculty of the veterinary school at Kansas State University.
In 1999, he joined the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. His clinical interests include surgical management of lameness in cattle, gastrointestinal disorders, and agricultural worker training.