ANSC30220 Equine Health and Husbandry

Academic Year 2021/2022

This is a core module for Animal Science - Equine students and will cover topics on equine husbandry and the pathogenesis and treatment of common equine diseases. The module will begin with an introduction to how the modern horse evolved and how its physiological adaptations due to evolutionary pressures influence our management practices today. Specific equine husbandry topics addressed include ethics and welfare, housing and transportation. The second section of the module will address equine health and disease and 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.

This module is offered on alternative years to Stage 3 and Stage 4 students simultaneously. The next offering will be in 2019/20.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

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 Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

72

Lectures

36

Total

108

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The key teaching and learning approaches used in the module include peer and group work; lectures and critical writing. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % 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

60

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

20

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

20


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Quiz questions will be answered in class within 3 weeks of quiz and any queries addressed.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 11:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 15:00 - 16:50
Autumn