|| RSM0610 |
|| EQUINE ENDOCRINOLOGY, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Basil T Wolf |
|| Semester 1 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 11 Hours 11 x 1 hour lectures |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 3 Hours 1 x 3 hour seminar |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours ||70%|
|Semester Assessment|| Seminar Presentation: ||30%|
On completion of the module, the student will be able to:
understand the endocrine control of growth and skeletal calcification
understand the mechanisms involved in the control of thirst and blood volume
understand the definitions of growth curves for pre- and post-natal development
appreciate the genotypic and phenotypic effects on growth
This module begins with a discussion of the patterns of growth and development of the liveweight, carcass tissues and major organs of animals. The effects of breed, sex, nutrition and exercise are considered. Subsequently, the role of growth hormone and the IGF family of proteins in growth and lactation in the horse will be discussed. Control of feed intake and the regulation of body adiposity will also be examined.
This module aims to provide the student with:
A basic understanding of the control of vital regulatory processes in the horse. It will also consider the control of growth and patterns of growth along with the factors affecting development.
.2 IT and information handling
Will be developed and assessed through the production and presentation of a seminar using Power Point
.5 Oral discussion and presentation.
Production and presentation of a seminar using PowerPoint
Developed through assignment and exam preparation.
Ganang Review of Medical Physiology
Ganang Instant Notes in Biochemistry
Hames, Hooper & Houghton, paperback. Pub. Bios
Howes, BD, Hooper N M & Houghton, J D Instant notes in Biochemistry
BIOS Scientific Publishers, Oxford
Milner & Hewitt (1969) Weight of horses: Improve estimate based on girth and length
Canadian Vet Jn Vol 10, p 314-317
Orton, R K; Hume, I D; and Leng, R A (1985) Effects of level of dietary protein and exercise on groth rate of horses
Eq Vet Jn Vol 17. Pg 381-385
Cymbaluk, et al (1990) Longitudinal growth analysis of horses following limited and ad libitum feeding.
E Vet Jn Vol 22. Pg 198
This module is at CQFW Level 7