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Colorado Bill SB 18-239

This series of lectures covers the 9 extra hours that Animal Chiropractors must take so that they can become primary gate keepers when adjusting Dogs and Equidae.


Certificate: Colorado DORA

Duration: 9 hours

Assessments: Yes

Skill Level: DC that has completed one of the required core Animal Chiropractic programs.Lectures: 15

Quizzes: 8

Language: English


Colorado Bill SB 18-239

  • Colorado Jurisprudence is a 1-hour course that includes information about the statutes, rules and procedures concerning notification requirements governing the identification of contagious, infectious, and zoonotic diseases.  Hygiene and Biosecurity is a 1-hour course that includes information about hygiene, biosecurity, cleaning and disinfecting.  It covers the 5 ways that diseases are spread and the importance of understanding the cycle of the pathogen. Several courses train animal chiropractors to recognize early indicators and clinical signs as well as the pathology, clinical presentation, biosecurity issues, public health concerns and incidence in Colorado as well as herd health concerns of the covered zoonotic diseases.  Both dogs and Equidae are discussed.  Viral Zoonosis is a 2-hour set of courses detailing information for Rabies, West Nile, (Eastern, Western and Venezuela) Equine Encephalitis and Equine Herpes. Bacterial Zoonosis is a 1-hour course detailing information for Anthrax, Brucellosis (Brucella Canis), Plague (Yersinia Pestis), Cat Scratch Fever, Tularemia (Francisella Tularensis), Tetanus, Pasturella, E.coli, Pseudomonas, Salmonella Dysgonic fermenter, and Leptospirosis. Fungal and Parasitic Zoonosis is a 2-hour course detailing information for Ringworm, Hookworms, Roundworms, Ticks, Fleas, Toxoplasmosis, Scabies, Giardiasis.  Quadruped Neurological Exam is a series of three lectures demonstrates the how and why of completing a neurological examination of the dog and horse. The instructor uses an extensive library of videos that include both normal and abnormal reactions to tests that may be used to help determine the location of neurological lesions. Included are tests for cranial nerves, spinal nerves and proprioception as well as discussions of cervical mechanoreceptors.  The importance to these tests for the Animal Chiropractor is discussed as these are indicators of recovery .and the need for retreatment.  This is to ensure that the neurological exam given by the Animal Chiropractor is comparable to the traditional exam given by veterinarians.

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