EQUINE HEALTH MANAGEMENT

AGR3EHM

2021

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, you 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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE or SBVN or requires Subject Coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsNote: this subject is taught at the Epping Campus of Melbourne Polytechnic. The student is expected to work with live animals. All use of animals is regulated through the Scientific Procedures License and The Australian Code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Practical classes may be held at a number of different properties, some owned by Melbourne Polytechnic and others covered by Memorandums of Understanding with Melbourne Polytechnic. Practical classes may also include site visits to suitable industry enterprises. Students will need to make their own way to the practical sites at their own cost. Students should also be aware that practical classes in this subject form part of the assessment.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Handbook of equine parasite control

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorReinemeyer, CR & Nielsen, MK

Year2018

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL, AMES, IOWA.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Equine internal medicine

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorReed, SM, Bayly, WM & Sellon, DC

Year2017

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherSAUNDERS ELSEVIER, ST LOUIS.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Equine medicine, surgery and reproduction

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorMair, T, Love, S, Schumacher, J, Smith, R & Frazer, G

Year2013

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherSAUNDERS/ELSEVIER, EDINBURGH.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Equine veterinary nursing

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorCoumbe, K (ed.)

Year2012

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherWILEY

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Blackwells five-minute veterinary consult: equine

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLavoie, J, Hinchcliff, KW & Brown, CM

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBLACKWELL FOR THE BRITISH EQUINE VETERINARY ASSOCIATION, WEST SUSSEX

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Infectious diseases of the horse: diagnosis, pathology, management and public health

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorVan der Kolk, JH & Veldhuis Kroeze, EJB

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMANSON PUBLISHING, LONDON

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Equine infectious diseases

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorSellon, D & Long, M

Year2013

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherELSEVIER, ST LOUIS.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Equine clinical medicine, surgery and reproduction

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMunroe, G & Weese, S

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMANSON PUBLISHING, LONDON.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically analyse enterprise facilities and layout factors to minimize the introduction and spread of disease.
02. Review the prevention and control of the major diseases affecting horses in Australia.
03. Analyse enterprise management practices and their influence on horse health.
04. Evaluate industry approaches towards disease management for horses.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Delivered as either face-to-face or as a prerecorded online lecture

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.00 hours practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Practical at Melbourne Polytechnic's Equine Facilities or other suitable equine facilities.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Delivered as self-directed learning reading material or online tasks

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 10-min individual presentation (500-word equivalent)
A short educational presentation for industry

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO4

One report (1800-words)
A report analysis of a suitable equine enterprise

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour written examination (2,000-word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4