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Last approved: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:13:57 GMT

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VMC (Veterinary Medicine - CASS)
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Equine Field Skills Elective
Equine Field Skills Elective
College of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching - DoCS Department (19VMC)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
2
13
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Laboratory4
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
Clinical Associate Professor, Equine Surgery
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Laboratory1016NoThere will be mandatory pre-lab activities and videos, related quizzes, and a 20 minute orientation at the beginning of each lab.
Non self-contained labs which justify the credit hours.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: 3rd year DVM student
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 primary care practice. It is an intensive, team taught series of individual laboratories that provide students with experience in the varied skill set required of an equine general practitioner. This course is designed for students that are in the third year of the DVM curriculum, have good horse handling skills and a desire to practice equine veterinary medicine upon graduation. Registration for this course is by instructor permission only.

Students who wish to be equine veterinary practitioners need practical instruction in the skill set required of them upon graduation.  This course is the only laboratory experience where students receive this type of hands on learning in a broad range of equine technical skills prior to graduation, and the only hands on experience for most students in equine radiography.   The skills/laboratories that make up this course are currently part of a course that is being removed through the College of Veterinary Medicine curriculum change.  Proficiency at the skills in this course is not required for all veterinary students, but proficiency at these skills is required for veterinary students who intend to practice equine veterinary medicine.  The proposed elective is aimed at delivering this skill set to the smaller group of equine-focused veterinary students.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
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Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
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Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
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Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

The skills/laboratories that make up this course are currently part of a course that is being removed through the College of Veterinary Medicine curriculum change. The majority of the faculty that will teach in the new course, are currently teaching in the old course.

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


* demonstrate complete lameness, neurologic, rectal, and ophthalmologic examinations.


* come familiar with common technical procedures such as nasogastric intubation, intravenous catheterization, equine radiographic imaging, castrations, foaling and foal examinations.


Student Learning Outcomes

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



  • Identify the relevant anatomical structures for, and demonstrate the ability to perform an equine lameness exam complete with hoof tester application and flexion tests.

  • Identify the relevant anatomical structures for, and demonstrate the ability to perform an equine neurologic exam.

  • Identify the relevant anatomical structures for, and demonstrate the ability to perform an equine ophthalmologic exam.

  • Choose and administer appropriate sedation for a standing procedure on a horse

  • Identify the anatomical structures in the equine upper respiratory system, and demonstrate the ability to perform a complete equine upper respiratory endoscopic exam.

  • Identify the key components of a complete equine gastroscopic exam.

  • Identify equine abdominal and thoracic ultrasonographic anatomy, and demonstrate the ability to perform an abbreviated equine abdominal ultrasound.

  • Demonstrate the ability to safely perform a complete rectal examination on a horse.

  • Identify the necessary supplies and demonstrate the ability to properly and adequately anesthetize a horse for field surgery and perform a routine castration.

  • Outline the procedure and identify the necessary supplies for monitoring peri-partum mare prior to and during foaling, using a test to predict foaling, and performing a post-foaling exam/neonatal exam including IgG testing, sedation as needed, and an enema.

  • Identify key equine distal limb, carpal, and tarsal radiographic anatomical structures, and demonstrate the ability to perform equine distal limb, carpal, and tarsal radiographs

  • Demonstrate the ability to safely pass a nasogastric tube and administer liquid medication

  • Identify supplies for and demonstrate the ability to place an intravenous catheter in the jugular vein.

  • Outline the method for safe restraint and physical examination of a foal.

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform an abdominocentesis.

  • Demonstrate the ability to select supplies for and perform a trans-tracheal wash.

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a urinary catheterization on a mare.

  • Demonstrate the ability to clean and trim a hoof, and outline the method for identifying and treating a hoof abscess.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes30%12 weekly quizzes will be administered at the beginning of the first 12 labs.
Participation50%Attendance and active participation will be 50% of the grade.
Final Exam20%One final assessment, in which each student will perform one of three examinations on a horse. One faculty member will observe and assess the exam, using a rubric specific for that examination.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Lameness Exam/Neurologic Exam4 hoursPerform lameness and neurologic examinations
Gastroscopy, upper respiratory endoscopy, abdominal and thoracic ultrasound4 hoursPerform gastroscopy, URT endoscopy, and abdominal and thoracic ultrasound
Ophthalmologic Exam, nasolacrimal duct flush4 hoursPerform ophthalmologic examinations and nasolacrimal flushes
Rectal exam4 hoursPerform rectal exams on cadavers/models and live horses
Castrations8 hoursPerform anesthesia and castration on colts
Radiography8 hoursPerform digital radiography and evaluate radiographs
Nasogastric intubation, refluxing4 hoursPerform nasogastric intubation, refluxing
Foal restraint, exam4 hoursPerform foal restraint, exam, choose appropriate sedation, select supplies for post-foaling exam, “squeeze”
Abdominocentesis, transtracheal wash, IV catheter4 hoursPerform IV catheters, transtracheal washes, abdominocenteses, urinary catheter
Podiatry4 hoursClean and trim hoof, identify and treat hoof abscess
Final Assessment4 hoursPerform lameness, neuro, ophtho exam
mlnosbis 11/18/2015: No similar/conflicting courses. This is the only laboratory course for equine field skills. No consult required.

ghodge 11/20/2015 Changed initial enrollment to 10. Ready for ABGS review.

ABGS Review:
-Why 13 weeks?
-What is meant by 50% participation? Just attending?
-How many quizzes?
-The anticipated enrollment is listed as 10 per semester and 16 per section without multiple sections

ghodge 12/08/2015
All Vet Med courses are 13 weeks
50% participation includes the "performs...." each week
Weekly pre-lab quizzes
Only 10 students are anticipated, but could accommodate up to 16

ready for ABGS meeting if department agrees with my responses

kenuss (12/07/15 3:14 pm): kenuss 12/7/15 Agree with all ghodge's assessment indicated in 12/8/15. Please advise if additional feedback is needed.
kenuss (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 20:14:20 GMT): kenuss 12/7/15 Agree with all ghodge's assessment indicated in 12/8/15. Please advise if additional feedback is needed.
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