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On completion of this module students should be able to: Describe the physiological adaptations that made the horse suitable for domestication; Discuss the natural behaviours of the horse; Summarise the welfare issues and stereotypic behaviours that arise through modern equine management practices; Compare and contrast different equine housing systems and demonstrate knowledge of ventilation, drainage, flooring and stable construction; Identify the main functions of the equine immune system in disease surveilance and combat; Demonstrate a good knowledge of equine virology; Explain vaccination protocols for common equine respiratory diseases; Describe the factors that contribute to emerging and re-emerging equine diseases; Discuss common equine internal and external parasites; Describe the causes of common metabolic diseases in the horse; Discuss angular limb deformities in foals and their treatment.Indicative Module Content:
Specific equine husbandry topics addressed include ethics and welfare, housing and transportation. Specific equine health and disease topics include an overview of the equine immune system, followed by in-depth analysis of infectious, viral, parasitic and metabolic disease in the horse including preventative medicine.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: Written examination that covers all course content. This will be conducted at the RDS during exam week, or alternatively, the exam will be arranged locally in a classroom on campus.||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Class Test: Quiz consists of short answer and multiple choice questions based on lecture content and recommended readings.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Class Test: Quiz consists of multiple choice questions based on lecture content and recommended readings.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities
Quiz questions will be answered in class within 3 weeks of quiz and any queries addressed.