- Module code
- Module leader
- Dr Anne Stevenson
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 40 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 2
- Review of the concepts of health and disease; infection and contagion; the field of microbiology, including morphology, applied to equine pathogens.
- Equine bacterial, viral, fungal diseases, including notifiable and exotic.
- Developments in equine immunology and vaccinations.
- Lamenesses specifically in the foot, and laminitis.
- Equine respiratory diseases.
- Review of veterinary diagnostic techniques, conventional and alternative treatments, owner responsibilities and legal limitations.
- Other equine diseases of tropical relevance.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Apply previous knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of equine science to the study of equine health and disease;
- Demonstrate ability to build on elementary knowledge of equine diseases to evaluate the application of recent developments in equine veterinary technology to practical equine management;
- Relate scientific research findings to the management of the (competition) horse to reduce the risk of injury and disease;
- Analyse veterinary procedures applied to the horse in terms of legal, ethical and welfare considerations.
|Examination||Seen exam (3 hours)||100%|
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
- 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.
- Radostits O.M. (2007) Veterinary Medicine: A Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Horse (10th edition) Elsevier.
- Equine Veterinary Education
- Equine Veterinary Journal
- Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice
- It would be very useful for students to register with IVIS (free) for extensive access to publications http://www.ivis.org/home.asp
- National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) http://www.noah.co.uk/
- http://www.thehorse.com/ for lay interpretation of veterinary research and practice.