Module: Equine Bioveterinary Science 1

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Simon Daniels
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    28 hours
  • Teaching Period

    Semester 2

Module content

  • Aetiology and pathogenesis of disease
  • Bacterial growth, physiology and bacterial diseases
  • Dental health and disease
  • Epidemiology in veterinary science
  • Genetic diseases
  • Haematology and blood biochemistry
  • Inflammation and wound healing
  • Introduction to parasitology
  • Introduction to respiratory disease
  • Lameness
  • The immune system and Immunology
  • Treatment and management of common diseases and disorders
  • Vaccination
  • Viruses 

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Identify common equine diseases and disorders
  2. Define laboratory techniques to identify common diseases and disorders
  3. Recognise management and treatment options for common diseases and disorders.


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Synthesis paper 50%
Examination In class test 50%

Key texts

Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:

  • Higgins, A.J. and Synder, J.R. (2006) The Equine Manual (2nd edition). Elsevier
  • Pavord, T. and Pavord, M. (2009) The complete equine veterinary manual: a comprehensive and instant guide to equine health (3rd edition). David and Charles. 

Supporting texts

Key Journals

  • Equine Veterinary Education.
  • Equine Veterinary Journal.
  • The Veterinary Journal
  • Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice.
  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Veterinary Record