Coursera – Canine Theriogenology for Dog Enthusiasts – University of Minnesota
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Genre: eLearning Video / Veterinary Science, Dog
Every dog owner should have some understanding of reproduction, whether they intend to breed that dog or just want to have their dog spayed or castrated. As a dog enthusiast, you want to know what is best for your dog and to understand your veterinarian’s recommendations. This course is intended to give you the background knowledge necessary to help you achieve those goals
Students in this course will learn the basics of anatomy and reproductive physiology necessary to understand reproduction control, and the diagnosis and management of reproductive tract disease in male and female dogs. My goal is to provide you with background information that will help you work with your veterinarian to make the best decisions for your dog.
Week 1: Female dog anatomy / The estrous cycle
Week 2: Breeding management / Pregnancy and whelping
Week 3: Female dog reproductive tract disorders
Week 4: Male dog anatomy / Semen collection and evaluation / Artificial insemination
Week 5: Male dog reproductive tract disorders
Week 6: Contraception and sterilization of female and male dogs
This course is appropriate for anyone who has knowledge of basic biology and has an interest in dogs. Because this may encompass veterinarians, veterinary technicians, dog breeders, and dog lovers of many other kinds, we are likely to have participants with widely ranging views and experience, and may be able to learn much from each other. While we hope that all of you will engage with the entire course, you may wish to pursue different options depending on who you are, your time, and your specific interests. Please review this page carefully to learn how to get the most out of this course.
What you’ll learn (and what you won’t learn)
The main purpose of this course is to help you better understand your dog’s health, specifically as it pertains to reproduction. In this course you’re likely to meet and engage with veterinarians, veterinary technicians, dog breeders, and dog lovers of many other kinds. As we explore the course materials together we will:
use knowledge of dog anatomy and reproductive biology and physiology to answer questions about reproduction in the bitch and stud dog, including breeding management and diseases of the reproductive tract. Using scientific terminology and knowledge results in better understanding of reproduction in dogs, and better communication between veterinarians and their clients.
seek understanding about controversial topics related to dogs and reproduction (e.g., spaying and castration) and discuss the science behind them, with a goal of understanding different perspectives and why people disagree.
find and evaluate resources to answer advanced questions about reproduction in dogs (if Further Discovery questions completed).
What you won’t learn (and why): This course is not intended to provide you with training in veterinary procedures. The practice of veterinary medicine is regulated legally at the federal and state levels in the United States, and of course there are different laws and regulations for each country. In this course we’ll focus specifically on the United States. In general, to diagnose, prescribe medications, or perform surgery, you must be a licensed veterinarian. To practice any aspect of veterinary medicine without a license is to break the law. You will see that I often suggest you work with your veterinarian about specific topics discussed in the course and that is a purposeful reminder of the need to stay within the law.