Master of Veterinary Sciences in Reproduction

Master of Veterinary Sciences (MVSc ) Courses in Reproduction


VTR 712 Advanced Diagnostic Techniques in Reproduction I.

This course involves Practical and Theory of Practical of basic techniques of immunodifusions like Ouchterlony, Mancini tests, separation of protein fragments with Gel electrophoresis; use of these techniques in diagnosis of endocrinological and immunological problems in Reproduction.

VTR 713Semen Preservation, Artificial Insemination (A.I.)

The course will be a theoretical and Practical instruction on the characteristics of different semen extenders, Different methods of preserving semen; Problems encountered in Artificial Insemination (A.I.) and the setting up of A.I. Laboratory, Practice of A.I. and In-vitro fertilization. It will also involve basic principles of tissue processing and histometric determinations.

VTR 724 Advanced Diagnostic Techniques in ReproductionII.

This course involves lectures and practical on clinical diagnostic techniques that will enhance the ability of the student/clinician to assess infertility in animals using current laboratory techniques like Radioimmunoassay, Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), Immunopeeroxidase, Fluorescent staining, Pansorbin, Protein A. Students will also go through the production of monoclonal antibodies.

VTR 715 Advanced Obstetrics.

The course aims at providing students with knowledge on obstetrical interventions to enable them develop practical skills in the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment based on profound consideration of the fundamental causes of dystocia. The course will also focus on the endocrinology and dynamics of parturition; the endocrinology, hereditary and managemental causes of dystocia; other causes of dystocia like the pathophysiology of the endocrine glands affecting reproduction will also be emphasized.

VTR 716 Advanced Gynaecology

This course aims at exposing the students to diseases and pathological conditions that lead to infertility in animals. It also aims at providing adequate practical exposure that will lead to the application of rational preventive strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. The course will involve case studies of some reproductive disorders in the female animal such as cysts, neoplasia, hydrosalpinx, hydrometra, mucometra, pyometra, endometritis and other microbial infections like brucellosis, Campyllobacteriosis, leptospirosis, listeriosis, trichomoniasis etc; which will be presented at seminars.

VTR 727 Udder Health Management.

The course will focus attention on the mammary glands of domestic animals especially dairy animals. It will be a lecture/practical course on the Anatomy, endocrinology, histology and physiology of the mammary glands and lactation. The course will emphasize on udder health management and prevention of mammary gland disorders and control of lactogenesis and galactopoesis.

VTR 720 Advanced Reproductive Nutrition

This course is meant to acquaint students with the recent advances in reproductive nutrition. This will include the role of nutrition on the animal, foetal growth, foetal endocrine interaction during pregnancy. Nutrition and prenatal and perinatal foetal wastage. Strategic feeding of the pregnant animal and its significance

VTR 721 Immunoreproduction:

This course will revise basic immunological principles and relate immunology to reproduction especially infertility resulting from sperm antibodies, zona pelllucida antibodies. It will also examine the immunology of pregnancy and the maintenance of pregnancy as an allograft.

VTR 722 Genetics and Cytogenetics of Reproductive Disorders in Animals.

This is a lecture and practical course on the basic tenets of cytogenesis, the basic structure of the chromosome and the study of the chromosomes of domestic animals. The variations, sources and the consequences on reproduction.Effect of the chromosomal aberrations on fertility and the use of chromosomal variations in pregnancy diagnosis.Study of the genetics of reproductive disorders. Students will be expected to do a term paper on at least one typical case.

VTR 723Advanced Clinical Approach to Theriogenology cases.

The course will emphasize on clinical diagnosis and clinico-pathological studies of cases, analyses and presentation of case reports.

EMS 724Basic Statistical Procedure

Lectures on Biostatistics received in the College of Medicine

VTR 731 Seminar

Research report on project and seminar presentation.

VTR 730ProjectThe student will select a topic of reproductive importance in selected specie in a defined geographical zone for his/her investigations and present a project report for examination