Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 1 x 1 hour lecture per week


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay: 3000 words  30%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   Written examination  70%
Supplementary Exam 3 Hours   Written examination  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

1. Relate the biological and equine science information previously gained to the principles behind equine veterinary medicine.

2. Discuss the preventive, diagnostic and curative medicine for a range of common equine ailments.

3. Know when to call for veterinary assistance and the restrictions placed upon them as lay people.

4. Discuss and evaluate the use of the major items of modern technology used in equine veterinary practice.

5. Discuss the causes, prevention, cure and prognoses for the more common equine injuries.


This course aims to apply the biological material covered in semester 1 modules into the context of Equine Veterinary practice. It will act as a significant integrating module for many of the other modules both in Semester 1 and 2.


The course will comprise of 12 lectures and 6 practicals. It will consider the preventative, diagnostic and curative medicine used for the major equine ailments and injuries. The use of modern technology in equine medicine will be evaluated with the aids of the practical sessions.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication The coursework for the module will be an essay, as such students' ability to communicate their ideas and information retrieved effectively in writing will be directly assessed.
Research skills Students will be required to include critical analysis and evaluation of current research in their essay, as such students' research skills will be developed.

Reading List

General Text
Colahan, P T (1991) Equine Medicine and Surgery Vol 1 and 2 American Vet Publications Primo search Johnson, A M (1986) Equine Medical Disorders Blackwell Scientific Publications Primo search Robinson, N E (1992) Current Therapy in Equine Medicine 3 W B Saunders Company, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc Primo search Stashak, T S (2002) Adam's lameness in horses Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7