ACADEMICS
GPVEC Electives

LEARN BY DOING

University of Nebraska Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center (GPVEC) electives are open to all veterinary medical students attending AVMA accredited colleges of veterinary medicine.


 

Feedlot Production Management

Students will learn how to evaluate production techniques and evaluation of production including ration and feeding management, health management program development and evaluation, environmental management, quality assurance, feedlot necropsy and microbiology techniques, and break even analysis.

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Feedlot

Preg Check

Pregnancy Examination

Activities involve rectal examinations for pregnancy, collecting data and entry into the CowHerd/CowCalf computer software program to evaluate the reproductive performance of the herd.

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Calving Season Management

Students are provided opportunities to expand knowledge and experience in all phases of calving management.

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Calving

BSE Elective

Bull Breeding Soundness

The Bull Breeding Soundness Elective involves training in all phases of the examination and evaluation procedure for herd bulls and/or sale bulls as recommended by the Society for Theriogenology.

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Equine Dentistry

The Equine Dentistry Elective provides the opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and experience related to equine dentistry. 

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Equine Dentistry

Gomer Bull Surgery

Gomer Bull Surgery

The Gomer Bull Surgery Elective is designed to give students interested in food animal surgery an opportunity to practice their surgical skills by performing penile translocations and epididymectomies on USMARC teaser bull candidates.

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Lambing Season Management

This elective involves students with the U.S. MARC lambing crew and GPVEC faculty in observations, assistance with delivery when necessary, and routine lambing duties. 

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Lambing

Sheep Weaning Management

Sheep Weaning Management

This elective provides the opportunity for students to develop their skills in the area of health and nutritional management of sheep immediately before and after weaning.

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Ultrasound Pregnancy Examination

Activities involve transrectal ultrasound examinations for pregnancy and data collection to evaluate the reproductive performance of the herd.

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Ultrasound Preg Diagnosis

Weaning Management

Weaning Management

This is a hands-on elective in which students participate in the weaning activities at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center.

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Swine Husbandry

The Swine Husbandry Elective provides students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience related to the daily activities of an intensively managed confinement swine unit. 

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Swine Husbandry