SRJC Course Outlines

2/21/2020 5:12:21 PMEQSCI 52 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 52Title:  EQUINE HEALTH  
Full Title:  Equine Health
Last Reviewed:2/12/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 69

Catalog Description:
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Course introduces the diseases and lameness associated with the musculoskeletal system, as well as diseases of the respiratory, digestive, neurological, reproductive and other major organ systems of the horse.  Emphasis is on preventive maintenance and necessary managerial practices needed to keep the equine athlete, broodmare or family horse in good health. Field trips may be required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Course introduces the diseases and lameness associated with the musculoskeletal system, as well as diseases of the respiratory, digestive, neurological, reproductive and other major organ systems of the horse.  Emphasis is on preventive maintenance and necessary managerial practices needed to keep the equine athlete, broodmare or family horse in good health. Field trips may be required.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1988Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Describe the diseases of the respiratory, digestive, neurological, reproductive and other major
    organ systems of the horse.  
2.  Identify and describe preventive maintenance and necessary managerial practices needed to
    keep the equine athlete, broodmare or family horse in good health.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the general anatomy of the equine.
2. Identify, describe, and recognize infectious and non-infectious diseases, their clinical signs
    treatment options and prognosis.
3. Identify and describe common environmental factors that may cause health problems.
4. Identify and describe common internal and external parasites and describe the symptoms
    they produce.
5. Describe parasite control through management and anthelmintics.
6. Develop effective worming and vaccination schedules.
7. Identify and describe the factors that can cause colic in the equine and describe the prognosis
    associated with each factor.
8. Identify and describe the various types of wounds in the equine and describe how to
    effectively manage each type.
9. Describe the pathogenesis of Navicular Disease and the related foot problems that are
    differentials and identify and describe common methods of treatment.
10. Identify and describe major types of fore and hind limb lameness and indicate how they
    relate to usability.
11. Identify and describe the major factors responsible for laminitis and outline methods for its
    prevention and treatment.
12.  Identify and describe the common reproductive health abnormalities of the mare and the
    stallion.
13. Identify and describe normal foaling behavior and presentation, and outline procedures for
    the proper care of the neonate.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Health and Disease Prevention
    A. General Anatomy
     B. General Physical Exam
    C. Routine health maintenance care
    D. Restraint
II. The Sick Horse
    A. Febrile
     B. Afebrile
III. Equine Infectious Diseases
    A. Viral
         1. Influenza
          2. Rhinopnemonitis
         3. Viral Arteritis
         4. Encephalomyelitis
         5. Rabies
         6. Equine Infectious Anemia
         7. West Nile
    B. Bacterial
         1. Strangles
         2. Pigeon Fever
          3. Foal Pneumonia
          4. Potomac Horse Fever
         5. Contagious Equine Metritis
         6. Tetanus
         7. Salmonellosis
    C. Protozoall--Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis
    D. Tick Borne Diseases
         1. Lyme Disease
         2. Anaplasmosis Phagocytota
         3. Equine Piroplasmosis
         4. Spotted Fever
         5. Tick Paralysis
IV. Noninfectious Diseases
    A. Equine Extertional Rhabdomyolysis
    B. Cushings
    C. Hives
    D. Heaves
    E. Photosensitivity
V. Toxicology
     A. Heavy Metal
    B. Man-made Poisons
    C. Phytotoxins
    D. Mycotoxins
    E. Zootoxins
VI. Equine Parasites
    A. Internal
          1. Strongyles
          2. Ascarids
          3. Gastrophillus
         4. Anoplocephala
          5. Oxyuris
          6. Dictyocaulus
    B. External
         1. Ticks
         2. Flies
         3. Mites
         4. Mosquitoes
         5. Lice
         6.  Fungal
    C. Parasite Control
         1. Products
         2. Schedules
VII. Non-Obstructive Colic
    A. Flatulent/Spasmodic
    B. Sand
    C. Pregnancy Associated
VIII. Obstructive Colic
    A. Impaction
         1. Enterolith
         2. Parasite
         3. Foreign body
     B. Congenital
          1. Meckel's Diverticulum
         2. Atresia
         3. Lethal White in Paints
    C. Thromboembolism
     D. Herniation
    E. Colon Torsion
    F. Neoplasia
    G. Volvulus
    H. Lipomy
    I. Rectal Prolapse
IX. Wounds and Wound Management
    A. Types of Wounds
         1. Open
         2. Closed
          3. Burns
    B. Wound Management
         1. Cold hosing
         2. Bandages
         3. Massage
         4. Astringents
         5. Poulticing
         6. Fomentations
         7. Tubbing
         8. Pressure bandages
         9. Shockwave therapy
    C. Tissue Repair
         1. Inflammatory
          2. Debridement
          3. Maturation
    D. Factors Affecting Healing
          1. Patient Condition
         2. Movement
         3. Infection
         4. Drugs
          5. Trauma
    E. Primary Closure
    F. Delayed Closure
    G. First Aid Kits
X. Opthalmic Diseases
    A. Equine vision
    B. Corneal ulcers
    C. Uveitis
    D. Glaucoma
XI. Dermatologic Diseases
    A. Rainrot
    B. Fungal dermatitis
    C. Papillomas
    D. Aural plaques
    E. Mange
    F. Seborrhea
    G. Pediculosis
XII. Lameness
    A. Foreleg Lameness
         1. Ringbone
         2. Sidebone (quittor)
         3. Osslets
         4. Epiphysitis
         5. Bucked Shins
         6. Tendonitis
    B. Rear Leg Lameness
         1. Pelvic
          2. Patellar (Stifle)
         3. Osteochondritis Dessecans (OCD)
         4. Tarsal (Hock) Spavin
          5. Stringhalt
         6. Fibro/Ossifying Myopathy
         7. Azoturia/Myositis
XIII. Navicular Disease
     A. Possible Causes
         1. Conformational
         2. Genetic
          3. Environmental
         4. Nutritional
         5. Occupational
    B. Diagnosis
         1. Physical Signs
          2. History
         3. Radiographs
    C. Treatment
         1. Drug Modalites
         2. Shoeing
         3. Nerving
         4. Pasture Rest
XIV. Laminitis
    A. Causes
          1. Endotoxemia
          2. Infectious/Chemical
          3. Mechanical
    B. Diagnosis
         1. Acute vs. Chronic
         2. Rotation vs. Sinkers
         3. Radiographs
    C. Treatment
         1. Drugs
          2. Mechanical
    D.  Prognosis
XV. Stallion and Mare Management
    A. Infertility in the Mare
         1. Vaginitis
         2. Cervicitis
         3. Metritis
         4. Developmental Abnormalities
    B. Infertility in the Stallion
         1. Psychological Causes
         2. Physical
XVI. Foaling
     A. Management
          1. Indications
         2. Dystocia
         3. Retained Fetal Membranes
    B. Care of the Neonate
         1. Umbilical Care
         2. Colostrum Intake
         3. Meconium Passage

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments averaging 30 pages per week
2. Weekly homework assignments and worksheets
3. Class presentation on a disease
4. Quizzes (3 - 5), midterms (1 - 2) and a final
5. Research paper of 5 to 7 pages

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 40%
Writing assignments, research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems, worksheets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, midterms, final: multiple choice, true/false, matching, completion, essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 10%
Participation, class presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Equine Science. 4th ed. Parker, Rick. Cengage. 2013 (classic)
Illustrated Atlas of Clinical Equine Anatomy and Common Disorders of the Horse, Vols. 1 & 2. Riegel, Ronald and Hakola, Susan. Equistar Publications. 2004 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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