|Module Title||EQUINE IMMUNOLOGY, PARASITOLOGY AND BACTERIOLOGY|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Mina Davies-Morel|
|Other staff||Professor John Barrett, Dr Rodney Turner, Dr Lesley Manchester|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours 20 x 1 hour lectures|
|Seminar||6 Hours 6 x 2 hours of seminars|
|Seminar presentation||Students will select an appropriate seminar topic to investigate independently.||30%|
|Supplementary examination||3 Hours||100%|
This course will consider in detail equine immunology, parasitology and bacteriology. The key components of the equine immune system will be considered along with immunologucal aspects of equine reproductive infection and exercise stress. This knowledge will be developed on to an understanding of the principles, merits and limitations of equine immuno-diagnostic tests and vaccinations. The principles of integrated programmes for the control of equine parasites will be considered and applied to the use of appropriate anthelmintics. The isolation and identification of equine bacteria will be studied along with the means by which such bacteria are able to cause equine disease. This knowledge will then be applied to the principles of diagnosis and treatment of such disease.
On completion of this module students should be able to :
1) Identify key components of the equine immune system
2) Discuss immunological aspects of equine reproduction, infection, stress and exercise.
3) Discuss the principles, merits and limitations of equine immuno-diagnostic tests and vaccinations
4) Discuss the principles of integrated programmes for the control of equine pararsites
5) Discuss the principles governing the selection of appropriate anthelmintics
6) Evaluate the approaches used for the isolation and identification of equine bacterial pathogens
7) Discuss the means by which bacteria are able to cause disease in equines
8) Identify the procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial infections
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