Module: Equine Bioveterinary Science 2

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Prerequisites

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    40 hours

Module content

  • Epidemiology in veterinary science.
  • Equine Metabolic Conditions (including metabolic syndrome, laminitis and PPID).
  • Equine intestinal disease (including colic and gastric ulceration).
  • Histology in veterinary science.
  • Microbiology in veterinary science.
  • Pathology in veterinary science.
  • Other equine diseases of topical relevance.

Module outcomes

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

  1. Interpret equine diseases and disorders
  2. Appraise management strategies of equine diseases and disorders
  3. Examine the importance of the study of equine diseases and disorders.


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Synthesis paper 100%

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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
  • Hirsch, D.C. and Zee, Y.C. (1999) Veterinary Microbiology. Blackwell Science
  • Quinn, P.J., Markey, B.K., Leonard, F.C., Fitzpartrick, E.S., Fanning, S. and Hartigan, P.J. (2011) Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease. (2nd edition) Wiley Blackwell. 

Supporting texts


  • Equine Veterinary Journal
  • Equine Veterinary Education
  • Veterinary Record
  • Veterinary Clinics of North America
  • Journal of Equine Veterinary Science
  • The veterinary Journal

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