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Last approved: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:02:13 GMT

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VMC (Veterinary Medicine - CASS)
952
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Equine Medicine and Surgery
Equine Medic & Sur
College of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching - DoCS Department (19VMC)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
99
 
 
99
Babetta Breuhaus
Associate Professor
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture100100NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Medical conditions in large domesticated animals are presented in this course. Discussions involve the agents causing diseases and the therapeutic methods used to correct. 3 semester hours.

Revision necessary due to decreasing credit hours from 4 to 3


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty will be teaching this as part of their regular course load. Resources required include academic support unit.

This course provides a problem-solving approach to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of clinical disorders in horses. Discussions include the special senses and the alimentary, respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, hematopoietic, lymphatic, integumentary, neurologic, urogenital, and endocrine systems. Appropriate medical, surgical and management procedures are described.


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to:



    1)Present the etiology, significant clinical signs, clinical pathology tests, therapy, prognosis, and control measures of diseases of horses presented in this course.


2)Identify the system(s) and/or organ(s) involved in a disease process of a particular case, given some history and clinical signs.


3)Generate a likely differential diagnosis list and diagnostic plan, given some history, clinical signs, and perhaps some preliminary data of a particular case.


4)Select the necessary medical and surgical treatments that affected horses will require.


5)Provide medical treatment of horses with surgical diseases until the surgical procedure(s) can be performed.


6)Formulate a treatment / management plan for the postoperative care of horses treated by surgical methods.


7)Modify case management according to the economics of the case, and in relationship to the herd or group involved.



  • There is no attempt to provide an introduction to general medicine and surgery. The design and expectations of this course are based on the assumption that each student has substantial knowledge of the fundamentals taught in the pre- and paraclinical courses.

  • Instructors will expect students:



    1)To be familiar with the principles of husbandry, nutrition, and herd health.


2)To appreciate the basic principles of systemic or organ specific disorders.


3)To locate additional in-depth material from cited references.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams0.333 exams, each worth approximately 1/3 of grade
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Diseases of the Alimentary Tract8 lectures3 lectures on colic, 5 on other GI diseases
Diseases of the Respiratory Tract3 lecturesInfectious and non-infectious respiratory problems of horses, mainly lower airway
Surgical Conditions of the Respiratory Tract1 lectureSurgical problems of the respiratory tract of horses, mainly upper airway
Renal Diseases1 lectureRenal problems specific to horses
Urogenital Surgery1 lectureCommon surgeries, for example castration
Lameness6 lecturesCommon lameness problems in horses
Wound Repair2 lecturesPrinciples of wound repair in horses
Musculoskeletal Diseases1 lectureCommon diseases of muscle of horses
Diseases of the liver / weight loss2 lecturesCommon liver diseases and causes of chronic weight loss
Neurological Diseases3 lecturesCommon neurological diseases in horses
Diseases of the Neonate3 lecturesCommon problems in neonates
Metabolic and Endocrine Diseases1 lectureCommon non-reproductive endocrine problems in horses
Cardiovascular Diseases2 lecturesCommon cardiovascular diseases of horses
Preventive Medicine1 lecturePrinciple of preventive medicine in horses
mlnosbis 3/30/2016: No overlapping courses, no consultation required.

ghodge 3/30/2016 Ready for ABGS review. Comment .33 for each of 3 exams is okay

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-No Issues.
Key: 5535