Module Identifier RSM0610  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Basil T Wolf  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   11 Hours 11 x 1 hour lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   3 Hours 1 x 3 hour seminar  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours  70%
Semester Assessment Seminar Presentation:  30%

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module, the student will be able to:

Brief description

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.

Transferable skills

.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

.7 Self-management
Developed through assignment and exam preparation.

Reading Lists

Ganang Review of Medical Physiology Prentice
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