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Small Ruminant Practicum (11:067:202)

EBE COURSE (2 credits)

Typically Offered: In the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites. Students should email 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 (64k PDF) 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 Rutgers farm 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: Two graded exams will be given. Please see the syllabus for grading specifics.

Syllabus (109k PDF) (may be subject to change)


Ms. Rebecca Potosky