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Last approved: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:01:01 GMT

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Major
VMC (Veterinary Medicine - CASS)
974
021974
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Equine Dentistry and Podiatry
Equine Dentistry and Podiatry
College of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching - DoCS Department (19VMC)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Honors/Pass/Marginal/Fail
2
2
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Clinical/Clinical Rotation40
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Callie Fogle and Timo Prange
Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Assistant Professor, respectively
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Clinical/Clinical Rotation1212YesWe anticipate offering this rotation twice per year, with 12 students enrolled each rotation.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course will provide practical instruction in commonly used skills and techniques necessary for equine dentistry and equine podiatry. It is an intensive, team taught series of didactic lectures, individual laboratories, and clinical case experiences with practitioners that provide students with a high level of experience in equine dentistry and equine podiatry. This course is designed for students in the fourth year of the DVM curriculum, with good horse handling skills and a desire to practice equine veterinary medicine upon graduation. This course is strongly recommended for students with an equine focus or mixed animal focus with an equine concentration. Students must have basic equine handling experience and/or have taken the Equine Behavior Selective. Equine, mixed animal, food animal, and exotics focus students will be given preference.

Students who intend to practice equine veterinary medicine, or exotic hoofstock, will be expected to have a basic level of competency in equine dentistry and basic trimming and other podiatry skills needed to identify hoof abnormalities and locate hoof abscesses.  Other than externship experience, this course will be the only exposure to learning the critically important skills of equine dentistry and equine podiatry within the veterinary curriculum.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
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Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Veterinary MedicinenoneBased on unique DVM course topic, outside consult does not appear necessary.
This will be a team taught course, with Drs. Callie Fogle, Timo Prange, Mary Katherine Sheats, and Mathew Gerard rotating as facilitators during the dentistry week. Additionally, Dr. Bryan Taylor, an adjunct professor, will participate bi-annually in the dentistry week to provide the students with important diversity in equine dental experience, as a private practice equine dental expert.
For the podiatry week (week 2), Dr. Mansmann, an adjunct professor, will provide podiatry instruction, and will facilitate student experiences with local farriers during the week.

1.    To learn the fundamental principles of equine dentistry.

2.    To become familiar and comfortable handling horses and obtaining their vital signs.

3.    To become familiar with common sedatives/analgesics used for horses and become comfortable with intravenous administration of these drugs.

4.    To become familiar with placing an oral speculum on a horse and performing a manual exam of the oral cavity.

5.    To become familiar with performing dentistry on horses with hand floats.


6.    To introduce the use of power instruments for dentistry on horses.  


7.  To learn safe handling for equine hoof examination, hoof radiography and hoof trimming.


8.  To become familiar with common hoof abnormalities, and understand how those abnormalities can affect soundness


9.  To become comfortable performing a basic trim of all four feet of a horse.


10.  To become comfortable removing shoes on all four feet of a horse.  


11.  To understand the principles of treating subsolar abscesses and laminitis.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:



  • Identify relevant equine dental anatomy

  • Demonstrate the ability to safely perform a complete equine oral examination

  • To become familiar with common instrumentation used in equine dentistry

  • Demonstrate the ability to safely perform an equine dental flotation using hand floats

  • Apply concepts of horse handling and physical examination techniques

  • Identify common sedatives/analgesics used for horses and demonstrate the ability to perform intravenous administration of these drugs.

  • Explain the technique for safely performing an equine dental flotation using power floats

  • Demonstrate the ability to safely perform an equine hoof examination

  • Identify common hoof abnormalities, and describe how those abnormalities can affect soundness

  • Describe the concepts of a basic trim of all four feet of a horse.

  • Demonstrate the ability to remove shoes on a horse. 

  • Describe the principles of diagnosing and treating subsolar abscesses and laminitis.

  • Identify common farrier tools, farriery tools needed by equine practitioners, and commonly used therapeutic horse shoes.

  • Demonstrate the ability to safely acquire and evaluate hoof radiographs


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Attendance50%A satisfactory grade will be given for students that attend daily, are punctual and responsible, and are active learners.
Participation50%Active Participation that allows student to demonstrate skills & techniques necessary for equine dentistry and podiatry
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction to equine dentistry and expectations1 hrLecture: Introduction to equine dentistry and course expectations
Dental anatomy1 hrLecture: Dental anatomy, physiology, aging, and tooth identification
Equine dental instrumentation1 hrLecture: Instrumentation and basic dentistry
Equine oral examination1 hrLecture: Equine oral examination and dental charting
Laboratory3 hrCadaver laboratory for practice of dental flotation skills
Equine dental pathology1 hrLecture: Equine dental pathology
Corrective dentistry2 hrLecture: common corrective procedures and therapies used in equine dentistry
Laboratory3.5 hrCadaver laboratory for practice of equine dental flotation skills
Live horse dentistry experience24 hrLaboratory (3 days) Supervised dental flotation skills practice, providing necessary annual dental examinations and flotations to university owned horses
Introduction to equine podiatry1 hrLecture: Introduction to equine podiatry and foot related examination
Podiatry instrumentation1 hrLecture: Instrumentation and basic farriery
Equine hoof pathology2 hrLecture: Equine hoof pathology and podiatry radiographs
Laboratory3 hrCadaver laboratory for hoof trimming skills practice
Laboratory5.5 hrSupervised practice of client communication, hoof radiography, and podiatry skills
Laboratory24 hrLaboratory (3 days) Supervised podiatry and client communication skills practice with selected local farriers
Likely to be Block 3 and 13.

mlnosbis 6/27/2016: No consultation needed. Why is course length 2 weeks?

ghodge 6/29/2016 Two week course length is acceptable as one of the practical rotations. Ready for ABGS review.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-None
Key: 10127