cod. 1006114

Academic year 2016/17
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Clinica medica veterinaria (VET/08)
Discipline delle produzioni animali
Type of training activity
47 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The aim of the course is to provide the necessary skills in equine patient assessment for a possible pathological situation in order to help the veterinarian to issue a correct diagnosis


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Course unit content

Introduction to clinical examination of the horse and foal
Signaling and additional medical history
Containment of the horse and foal
instrumental function Clinical characteristics and laboratory
General Objective examination (EOG):
• Vital signs: temperature, pulse and breathing
• Mental state and behavior
• Attitude / posture, physical characteristics and facies
• Establishment, development and skeletal abnormalities
• nutrition status, body weight, muscle tone and tropism
• apparent Mucous
• Skin, subcutaneous and hydration status
• Lymph nodes explorable
• Animal welfare
Objective Examination Particular (EOP):
• Cardiovascular Examination
• Respiratory Examination
• Digestive Examination
• Neurological examination
• urinary tract examination and player
• Examination of the ocular apparatus, auditory and vestibular
• Examination apparatus integumentary
• Examination of the musculoskeletal apparatus

Full programme

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Ciaramella P. (2014): Semeiologia clinica veterinaria. Poletto editore srl – Vermezzo (Milano)
Colahan PT, Mayhew IG, Merritt AM, Moore JN: Equine medicine and syurgery. Fifth ed. Mosby

Teaching methods

The teaching method consists of lectures and practical exercises directly with the animal

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment will be done through oral assessment

Other information

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