Horses 1

Subject 250-316 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 35 hours of lectures and up to 25 practical/tutorial hours.
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment 88 hours (minimum).
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Sally Church
Subject Overview:

Students completing Horses 1 should: have a sound knowledge of common equine musculoskeletal, respiratory, gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases; be able to conduct a thorough and logical clinical investigation of the musculo-skeletal, respiratory and gastrointestinal tract of a horse, arrive at a reasonable diagnosis and provide adequate treatment for the problem encountered; know how to castrate a horse competently; be able to implement common disease prevention strategies; develop skills in analysing case histories.

Topics covered include assessment and management of horses with lameness, diarrhoea, colic, respiratory problems, common injuries, metabolic diseases, hernias and horses requiring castration.

Assessment: One 2-hour written examination at the end of semester (90%). Two written case reports (5%) and assessment during the equine rotation (5%). Students are required to pass each individual component of assessment.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

After satisfactory completion of Horses 1 and Horses 2 students should have developed:

  • cognitive, analytic and problem solving skills, involving independent thought, rational enquiry and self-directed learning;

  • professional and technical skills; and

  • respect for intellectual integrity and professional ethics.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Bachelor of Veterinary Science(PV)

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