Small Ruminant Practicum (11:067:202)

EBE COURSE (2 credits)

Typically Offered: In the Fall, Spring, and Summersemesters.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites. Students should contact Ms. Laura Comerford (732-932-9350; for questions.

Other Registration Restrictions: Medical clearance to work with animals is required prior to registering. For information on obtaining this clearance, please read our Working With Animals information sheet. Contact Dr. Aparna Zama ( with questions.

Format: Times (two, 3-hour blocks per week) to work with Animal Care Program staff. Hands-on experience is obtained by working with staff in the day-to-day care and management of the college sheep and goat herds.

Description: Practical experience is provided in the daily care of sheep and goats. Formal lectures on animal products/production, nutrition, reproduction, behavior/welfare, health/diseases and field trips supplement and enhance the practical experience.

Examinations: Students will now receive letter grades when taking this course (no longer pass/no credit). Please see the syllabus below for grading specifics. 

Additional Information: Contact Ms. Laura Comerford (732-932-9350;

Syllabus (may be subject to change)