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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AVS 477 - Zoonoses and Animal Health

This course focuses on the ecology, evolution and epidemiology of infectious diseases from a One Health perspective that considers wild and domestic animals, public health and ecosystem health.  Core biological principles as well as ecological and social issues will be explored.  The historical and contemporary literature in disease ecology and evolution as it relates to animal health will be reviewed, with an emphasis placed on wildlife and livestock diseases.  Additional topics covered include the factors driving heterogeneity in disease transmission in animal populations, the ecology of disease spillover in wildlife and livestock, host-pathogen evolution, antibiotic resistance, and animal disease management strategies.  AVS 477 and AVS 577 cannot both be taken for credit.

General Education Requirements:

Prerequisites: Senior Standing and AVS 437, BIO 319, SMS 300 or WLE 200

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3