- Module code
- Module leader
- Simon Daniels
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 30 hours
- Teaching period
- October - March
This module builds on underpinning knowledge and/or experiential learning to appraise students of recent developments in the fields of: microbiology of equine disease; clinical signs and pathogenesis of equine diseases; disease prevention and control; Codes of Practice relating to equine disease, including husbandry techniques and immunisation; notifiable and ‘exotic’ diseases; the OIE; equine parasitology and parasite control; conventional and alternative therapies.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Apply previous knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of microbiology to the study of equine health and disease.
- Demonstrate higher level ability to build on elementary knowledge of immunology, to appraise, in depth, recent developments in equine vaccine development.
- Evaluate veterinary procedures applied to the competition horse in terms of legal, ethical and welfare considerations; usage and appropriateness of conventional, alternative and complementary technologies and medicines;
- Synthesise material from a wide range of sources to produce a critical review based on reasoned argument on a topic relating to equine health, in a formal report, and to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a group.
|Coursework||1 x synoptic review and PowerPoint poster slide||20%|
|Coursework||1 x literary review||80%|
Students should be familiar with the content of the following:
- Foreyt, W.J. (2001). Veterinary Parasitology. (5th edition). Iowa State University Press.
- Higgins, A.J. and Synder J.R. (2006). The Equine Manual. (2nd edition). Elsevier.
- Merck Veterinary Manual: http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp
- Quinn, P.J., Markey, B.K., Leonard, F.C., FitzPatrick, E.S., Fanning, S. and Hartigan, P.J. (2012). Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease. (2nd edition). Wiley-Blackwell.
- Radostits, O.M. (2007). Veterinary Medicine: A Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Pigs and Goats. (10th edition). Elsevier.
- Ramey, D.W. (2004). Respiratory Problems Explained. Kenilworth Press.
- Equine Veterinary Education, Equine Veterinary Journal, Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice.
Students should take advantage of free access by registration with the following sites: