agr3ehm equine health management



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject develops the knowledge and understanding required to manage the health of horses in a sustainable holistic context using established knowledge in the area of epidemiology and its application to the health management of horses. Through project work and practicals, students will develop knowledge and skills required for the detection and management of specific equine diseases that are problematic under Australian conditions, to minimise the occurrence and severity of disease, and evaluate management practices.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEquine medicine, surgery and reproductionPrescribedMair, T, Love, S, Schumacher, J, Smith, R & Frazer, G (eds.) 20132ND EDN, SAUNDERS/ELSEVIER, EDINBURGH.
ReadingsInfectious diseases of the horse: diagnosis, pathology, management and public healthRecommendedVan der Kolk, JH & Veldhuis Kroeze, EJB 2013, healthMANSON PUBLISHING, LONDON
ReadingsEquine infectious diseasesRecommendedSellon, D & Long, M 20132ND EDN, ELSEVIER, ST LOUIS.
ReadingsHandbook of equine parasite controlRecommendedReinemeyer, CR & Nielsen, MK 20182ND EDN, WILEY-BLACKWELL, AMES, IOWA.
ReadingsEquine clinical medicine, surgery and reproductionRecommendedMunroe, G & Weese, S 2011MANSON PUBLISHING, LONDON.
ReadingsEquine veterinary nursingRecommendedCoumbe, K (ed.) 20122ND EDN, WILEY-BLACKWELL FOR THE BRITISH EQUINE VETERINARY ASSOCIATION, WEST SUSSEX.
ReadingsBlackwells five-minute veterinary consult: equineRecommendedLavoie, J, Hinchcliff, KW & Brown, CM (eds) 20092ND EDN, WILEY-BLACKWELL, AMES, IOWA.
ReadingsEquine internal medicineRecommendedReed, SM, Bayly, WM & Sellon, DC (eds) 20174TH EDN, SAUNDERS ELSEVIER, ST LOUIS.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse enterprise facilities and layout factors to minimize the introduction and spread of disease.

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02. Review the prevention and control of the major diseases affecting horses in Australia.

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03. Analyse enterprise management practices and their influence on horse health.

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04. Evaluate industry approaches towards disease management for horses.

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