Advanced Equine Health Care and Management (11:067:398)

(3 credits)

Normally Offered: Each Spring semester by Dr. Elias Perris (e.perris@att.net).

Prerequisites and Other Registration Restrictions: Horse Management (11:067:384) or equivalent course, or permission of instructor.

Format: Class meets once per week. The course will consist of lectures, discussions, video presentations, reading assignments, guest speakers, and oral presentations by students.

Description: This course is designed to educate students to recognize and understand the importance of equine health care and management. The basics of anatomy, the physiology of common clinical conditions, diseases, emergency, and traumatic episodes that occur in the equine profession will be presented. In no way is this course designed to certify or license an individual in the practice of veterinary medicine.

Examinations: The assigned course grade will be based on: Exam 1 (25%); Exam 2 (25%); Final Exam (25%); and an Oral Presentation (25%).

Other Requirements: The following reference material is required: The Comprehensive Guide to Equine Veterinary Medicine, Crabbe, B, 2007, Sterling.

Additional Information: Contact Dr. Perris (e.perris@att.net)

Syllabus (may be subject to change)