West Texas A&M University will offer an online three-credit course on pharmaceutical use in cattle this fall. The course will equip persons involved in the administration, distribution or sale of pharmaceuticals used in cattle to maximize therapeutic outcomes, prevent drug-related problems and protect the wholesomeness of the food supply chain.

Online course: Pharmaceutical use in cattleStudents throughout the country can easily access this web-based course to gain up-to-date information and training in veterinary labeled drugs, animal disease states, regulatory issues and public health topics.

Upon completing this course, students will have knowledge and skills that can positively impact educational, veterinary and economic outcomes by applying their drug knowledge resources to veterinary situations. 

This three-credit hour online course is ideal for students majoring in; animal science, dairy science, feedyard/ranch management, agricultural education, meat science, veterinary technology, and pre-veterinary medicine. Students are welcome to take the course on an individual basis and transfer the elective credit back to their home school.

Registration for the fall 2013 course begins immediately and closes the first week of class.  The course begins August 26th, 2013.  The course is offered every spring, summer and fall semesters.

More information on course objectives, dates, syllabus, tuition or registration instructions is available from West Texas A&M. Students interested in this one-of-a-kind course also can contact the instructor, Elaine Blythe, PharmD, at eblythe@wtamu.edu.