|| RSM0610 |
|| EQUINE ENDOCRINOLOGY, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| 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.
Berg, J M, Tymoczko, J L and Lubert Stryer (2002) Biochemistry
5th. W H Freeman 0716746840
Squires, E J Applied animal endocrinology
Hames, B D, Hooper N M & Houghton, J D (1997) Instant notes in Biochemistry
BIOS Scientific Publishers, Oxford 1859962263
Ganong, W F (c1999) Review of Medical Physiology
19th. Appleton & Lange 0838582524
This module is at CQFW Level 7