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Education Courses Equine Medicine and Surgery 3

Equine Medicine and Surgery 3

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

Course description

Equine Medicine and Surgery 3

The course will provide up-to-date knowledge of the most common and important internal, ophthalmologic, and reproductive diseases of horses. This will be done via the use of didactic lectures and small group practical sessions. The breadth of information in equine medicine, ophthalmology and reproduction is vast, therefore students are also expected to do additional self-directed reading around the topics presented. The course also stimulates students to apply the knowledge learned, to problem-solving situations that will likely be encountered during practical classes, one-week clinical practicals, 11th semester rotations and later in equine practice. During the current semester, diseases of the equine cardiovascular, haematopoietic, endocrine, neurological, and reproductive systems will be discussed. Dermatological and ophthalmological diseases of horses will be presented as well. Students are expected to have a good knowledge of the associated aetiology, pathogenesis and/or pathophysiology, clinical signs, epidemiology (where applicable), methods of diagnosis, treatment options, prevention/control, and prognosis. Students should be able to formulate a list of differential diagnoses for each disease presented. Students will be expected to know the indications, forms, routes and potential adverse reactions for selected drugs commonly used in the therapy of equine diseases.

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: Equine Medicine and Surgery 1 & 2