Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Credit Points: ||12.50 |
|Level: ||3 (Undergraduate) |
|Dates & Locations: || |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012: Year Long, - 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 |
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment: ||Contact Hours: Lectures: 69 hours. Practicals: 39 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: 170 hours
|Prerequisites: || Successful completion of all subjects in Year 2 of Bachelor of Veterinary Science course |
|Corequisites: || Students must enrol in the following subjects: |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge: || Years 1 and 2 (Semesters 1-4) of the BVSc course. |
|Non Allowed Subjects: || None |
|Core Participation Requirements: ||
Prospective students are advised to familiarise themselves with the Faculty's Academic Requirements Statement http://www.vet.unimelb.edu.au/docs/CoreParticipationReqs.pdf
|Subject Overview: ||
- Examination, diagnosis and treatment of horses with:
- lameness, including foals with limb abnormalities;
- respiratory diseases;
- gastrointestinal diseases;
- injury management;
- metabolic problems;
- neurological diseases;
- cardiovascular diseases;
- urinary tract diseases,;
- ocular diseases;
- dermatological disorders;
- reproductive disorders;
- generalised problems.
- Special considerations for foals and heavy breeds.
- Exotic and recently introduced equine diseases and their associated risk factors.
- Routine procedures used to optimise Thoroughbred stud reproductive performance.
- Equine castration.
Students completing Horses should have a sound knowledge of:
- the common equine diseases and diagnostic procedures;
- how to conduct a thorough and logical clinical investigation, based on the presenting sign(s), interpret the findings and arrive at a reasonable diagnosis;
- how to provide adequate treatment for all problems commonly encountered in equines;
- how to castrate a horse competently;
- how to implement all common disease prevention strategies;
- exotic and recently introduced equine infectious diseases and how to deal with a suspected case of same;
- how to complete an appropriate pre-purchase or insurance examination and certificate; and
- how to discuss cases with colleagues using precise and concise veterinary nomenclature
- One 2-hour written paper at the end of Semester 1 (45%)
- Equine practical examination before the intra-semester break (10%)
- One 2-hour written paper at the end of Semester 2 (45%)
Students are required to pass the written papers on aggregate mark and the practical examination per se
|Prescribed Texts: ||None |
|Breadth Options: || |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information: ||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date |
|Related Course(s): ||
Bachelor of Veterinary Science |
Bachelor of Veterinary Science(PV)