||This course provides an overview of equine anatomy, physiology and disease management. This course allows students to learn basic anatomy and physiology using a systems approach specific to the equine. The student will apply this knowledge to the subjects relevant to equine health management such as equine diseases, disease prevention (vaccination and husbandry), lameness, performance and parasite control.
- Summarize the biochemical makeup of the cell.
- Apply molecular concepts to normal equine physiology.
- Explain the levels of organization in the body, and the concepts of homeostasis and feedback.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the equine musculoskeletal system.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the equine digestive system.
- Evaluate the probable causes of equine colic.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the equine respiratory system.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the equine nervous system.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the equine cardiovascular system.
- Investigate the etiology and treatment of equine lameness.
- Recommend equine immunization protocols.
- Assess equine parasite control strategies.
- Identify basic equine diseases, including treatment regimes and dosage calculations.
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