Advanced equine diseases including notifiable and exotic diseases.
Developments in equine immunology and vaccinations.
Musculoskeletal injuries and treatment options
Equine respiratory diseases.
Veterinary diagnostic techniques, conventional and alternative treatments, owner responsibilities and legal limitations.
Other equine diseases of topical relevance.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
Select appropriate strategies to manage equine health and disease;
Critically appraise management strategies for prehabilitation or rehabilitation of equine diseases and disorders;
Evaluate the risk of injury and disease in the performance horse;
Analyse veterinary procedures applied to the horse in terms of legal, ethical and welfare considerations.
|Examination||Seen exam (3 hours)||100%|
This module relies heavily on current scientific journal articles but there are a couple of useful ‘text books’ that are comprehensive so 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.
- Merck (2012). Veterinary Manual available at: http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp
- Radostits O.M. (2007) Veterinary Medicine: A Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Horse (10th edition) Elsevier.
- Tizzard, I. (1992) Veterinary Immunology. 4th Edition, W.B. Saunders Company
- Equine Veterinary Education.
- Equine Veterinary Journal.
- The Veterinary Journal
- Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice.
- Veterinary Record
Other supporting information:
- It would be very useful for students to register with IVIS (free) for extensive access to publications https://www.ivis.org/
- National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) http://www.noah.co.uk/
- http://www.thehorse.com/for lay interpretation of veterinary research and practice.
- Throughbred Health Network http://www.thoroughbredhealthnetwork.co.uk/