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Education Courses Equine Medicine and Surgery 1

Equine Medicine and Surgery 1

Method of evaluation
semi-final examination
Year in the curriculum
Semester in the curriculum
Practical lessons
veterinary (English)
Allow for
  • Vet EN

Course description

Lectures theme

The aim of this course is to provide students up-to-date knowledge of the structure, sequence, and methods of a complete clinical examination of horses. The main topics are the clinical patient examination described by organ systems, as well as the radiological examination and other modern imaging diagnostic options. In the topic of detailed surgery, different wound treatments, surgical usage of antibiotics, local and general anaesthesia are described. This will be done via the use of didactic lectures and small group practical sessions. As the literature on the examination, treatment and anaesthesia of horses is abundant, therefore students are also expected to do additional self-directed reading about the topics presented. The course also aims to encourage students to apply the acquired theoretical knowledge in emerging clinical problem-solving situations and to acquire a clinical way of thinking, in which they can also merge their knowledge gained from other disciplines. Students are taught to think in a complex clinician way to make a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The course also stimulates students to apply the knowledge learned during practical classes, one-week clinical practical, 11th semester rotations and later in equine practice. 


Lecture notes are available for download at: The documents are password protected, logging in requires your Neptun code and the assigned password. If teaching continues online, lecture notes and recordings will be uploaded to Moodle. 


Prerequisites: Veterinary pathophysiology and Topology