No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

ASC303 Equine Health (8)


- Advanced scientific literature searches for written and oral presentations.
- Extracting relevant information from a scientific publication.
- Critical appraisal of available information
- Using available resources to their potential
- Understanding about independent & lifelong learning

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: ASC303
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
(a) Objectively assess a horse?s health status
(b) Implement a strategic parasite control program for a group of horses
(c) Implement a basic vaccination regimen for a group of horses
(d) Administer appropriate first aid to an injured / ill horse
(e) Justify their horse care practices based on scientific principles (evidence based)
(f) Defend and justify their view point on animal welfare
(g) Incorporate best practice into their individual horse and multi horse care routines
(h) Make an informed decision on whether veterinary asisstance is required for a horse problem
(i) Be critical about the various sources of information available to horse owners / managers


The subject will cover the following topics:
(a) Theory and practice of vaccination (b) Theory and practice of strategic internal parasite control (c) Herd health vs individual health & principles of disease prevention (d) Legal issues relevant to horse owners / managers (e) Principles of a pre-purchase examination (f) Principles of asepsis in an equine environment (g) Basic wound healing and how to optimise this (h) General principles of equine infectious disease with emphasis on prevention. Reference is made to some exotic diseases. (i) Prescription medication from a legal and safety perspective (j) Principles and administration of first aid to injured horses (k) Stress in horses and the importance of minimising this

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 3 day residential school. To cover practical aspects of horse health and other pertinent topics.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.