ANSC 263 : Exotic and Laboratory Animal Procedures

Introduction to the husbandry, care and use of exotics and laboratory animals. Includes discussion in common diseases, biosecurity, and public health as they apply to a wide variety of species, including those found in Hawaii and beyond. This course is intended for students entering lab animal medicine, veterinary technology, veterinary assisting or other animal-related fields.


Admission in the Veterinary Technology Program and a grade of ā€œCā€ or better in all completed ANSC courses.

Course Outcomes

  • Comply with national and institutional regulations regarding the housing, care, and use of laboratory animals.
  • Recognize of exotic and lab animal species and describe the signs and treatments for common diseases of lab animals.
  • Describe common zoonotic diseases of exotics and lab animals as they apply to animal health and public safety.

Course Details




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