Module Identifier RSM0610  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
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

Berg, J M, Tymoczko, J L and Lubert Stryer (2002) Biochemistry 5th. W H Freeman 0716746840
Squires, E J Applied animal endocrinology CABI 0-85199-594-2
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