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2013 - 2014 Schedule

Participants will meet in the Edwards building, Room R358 every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00. There will be 3 special topic discussion seminars on Wednesday - date TBD, led by class TA Dr. Gabriela Suarez-Mier. Class participants will receive a letter grade based on attendance, class participation, and the final examination score.

Classes will consist of discussion of assigned topics and the study guide questions followed by slide shows. Weekly assignments may be supplemented by video review, "handouts" from Dr. Green and journal club-type discussion of equine scientific papers. The emphasis of this course will be on a "problem-oriented" approach to horse medicine. The objective is to provide the class participants with exposure to common equine veterinary medical problems. Dr. Green's office hours are on Monday 1:30-2:00 pm or by appointment. Dr. Gabriela Suarez-Mier, the class TA's office hours are Wednesday from 1:00 - 1:30 or by appointment.


Course Schedule and Study Guide

SUNet ID required for reading material

  Topic and Reading Material
  Study Guide Questions and/or Handouts
Apr 2

Organizational/Introductory Meeting

  Handout: Horse Medicine Definitions
Apr 3

Equine History
Teeth and aging

  Physical Examination of the Horse. Taking the history
Basic Anatomy and Physical Exam
Apr 9

Clinical Signs of Disease

Apr 10

Equine Recurrent Fever Cases


Recurrent Fever Cases Unknown Origin

Apr 16

First Aid and Ortho Emergencies. Bandaging lab
First Aid for Horses
First Aid Facts/Tips

  Emergency Medicine
Apr 17

Internal Parasites,
External Parasites
and Vaccination
Nutrition Facts

  Vaccination & Deworming and Parasites
Apr 23

Musculoskeletal Disorders
part 1 of 3, part 2 of 3, part 3 of 3

  Musculoskeletal Disorders
Apr 24

Foals Medicine

Apr 30

Respiratory diseases
part 1 of 3, part 2 of 3, part 3 of 3

  Respiratory diseases
May 1

Bacterial and Viral Diseases
bacterial part 1 of 2, bacterial 2 of 2
viral part 1 of 2, viral part 2 of 2

  Bacterial and Viral Diseases
May 7

Anesthesia, Pain Management



May 8

The Nervous System and Various Disorders
Toxic Plants

  The Nervous System and Various Disorders
May 14

The Digestive System and Various Disorder

  The Digestive System and Various Disorders
May 15

Pathology of the Horse

May 19 8:30 - noon Webb Ranch    
May 21

Lab Session: Physical Exam, Neurological exam of the horse (Red Barn)

May 22

Nova Video / lunch provided

May 23 12:30 - 3:30 Webb Ranch    
May 28 Wrap up; Various disorders    
May 31 No class; exam distributed electronically    

Jun 4

Turn in take Home Exam