Animal Disease (VETS3242)


This unit extends and integrates knowledge in Principles of Disease, Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Clinical Pathology and Veterinary Pharmacology. The Unit is presented in a series of disease cases in a herd or individual animal. For each case, students work through causative agents, differential diagnosis, diagnostic techniques and arrive at treatment and control solutions. The course includes diseases caused by a wide range of infectious organisms, as well as nutritional and genetic disease in a range of animals of veterinary interest.
Please note that students must be vaccinated against Q Fever in order to participate in some of the practical classes in this unit of study. Students who are not vaccinated against Q Fever will be required to do an additional assessment task in lieu of attending these practical classes.

Further unit of study information


lectures: 63 hrs; practicals: 22 hrs; group work: 14 hrs


intra-semester: assignments (10%); 1 x exam (15%)
end of semester: 1 x final exam (75%)


VETS3242 Unit of Study Guide and course notes Animal Disease which contain a list of readings suitable for each case.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

VETS3040, VETS3041

Veterinary Science semesters 1 to 5





Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.