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This unique course was developed by veterinarians at the world-renowned University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The course will address horsemanship from a welfare perspective, within the context of “The Five Freedoms” of animal welfare. We’ll explore equine physiology, behavior and basic needs including housing, nutrition, hygiene and disease management. You’ll learn how to perform basic tasks to assess the overall condition of the horse and identify problem areas. We’ll also examine the specialized needs of the equine athlete and the major responsibilities we as owners, handlers or competitors must assume in order to ensure the health and welfare of our equine companions. Finally, we’ll look several special topics in equine welfare including disaster planning and the international welfare efforts now in place to protect working horses and other equids in key industries such as racing, international competition, tourism and even mining. By the conclusion of the course, you will be well equipped to develop a comprehensive welfare plan for any horses in your care....
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Предполагаемая нагрузка: 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week

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The Normal Horse: Basic Physiology

In this module, you will be able to identify the parameters of normal health in a horse. You will be able to measure a horse’s vital signs, including temperature, pulse, and capillary refill time, or CRT. You will be able recognize ranges of what are considered normal vital signs for the species, breed and individual horse. You will be able to monitor these normals over time to detect changes and alert a veterinarian to a problem....
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12 видео (всего 72 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video12 видео
The Five Freedoms5мин
Introduction to the Normal Horseмин
Recognizing a Normal, Healthy Horse2мин
Assessing Key Vital Signs8мин
Evaluating Weight and Body Conditions7мин
Recognizing Variations Among Breeds5мин
Basic Equine Anatomy and Terminology6мин
Natural and Acquired Locomotion and Gaits6мин
Hoof Physiology7мин
The Musculoskeletal System7мин
The Vision and Nervous System10мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
A Note From UC Davis10мин
Suggested Activity: Documenting a Horse's Vital Signs30мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Module 1 Quiz30мин

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Maintaining Good Hydration and Nutrition

In this module, you will be able to discuss the water needs of a the horse. You will be able to manage and meet those needs in a variety of situations. You will be able to discuss dehydration and be able to test for a horse's level of hydration. You will be able to properly assess hydration status and will have some knowledge of ways to prevent and react to dehydration. You will be able to identify essential parts of a horse's digestive system. You will be able to discuss the characteristics of a horse's digestive system and be able to develop a nutritional plan suitable for your horse. You will be able to successfully communicate with your veterinarian about your horse's water and nutrition needs....
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5 видео (всего 52 мин.), 1 тест
Video5 видео
The Importance of Hydration13мин
The Digestive System11мин
Benefits and Detriments of Various Feed Types11мин
Determining Nutritional Requirements14мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Module 2 Quiz40мин

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Providing Proper Care and a Safe Environment

In this module, you will be able to discuss proper husbandry for your horse. You will be able to identify the second of the five freedoms – freedom from discomfort. You will be able to recognize the importance of creating a proper and safe environment. You will also be able to analyze best practices for proper flooring, bedding, footing, exercise, and safety for both you and your horse. You will be able to review the steps needed for emergency preparedness, evacuation, and rescue situations. You will be able to develop a safety plan utilizing the standards of care for your facility. ...
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8 видео (всего 62 мин.), 1 тест
Video8 видео
Applying Standards of Care6мин
Assessing Stall, Pen, and Pasture Quality6мин
Applying Standards of Care11мин
Ensuring Safety5мин
Emergency Preparedness, Evacuation and Rescue13мин
Footing Surfaces: Where Horses Work, Train or Perform11мин
Exercising Your Horse5мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Module 3 Quiz50мин

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Assess Fitness, Prevent Common Diseases and Injuries

In this module, you will be able to discuss common injuries and diseases that can afflict horses. You will be able to identify the characteristics of the fit horse and the impact of fitness in injury prevention. You will be able to recognize common symptoms of illness, discomfort, and pain and the importance of hoof and dental care. You will be able to review common fly management and deworming practices. You will be able to prepare a vaccination plan for disease prevention....
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9 видео (всего 59 мин.), 1 тест
Video9 видео
Assess Cardiovascular and Musculoskeletal Fitness5мин
Maintaining Health and Preventing Common Ailments5мин
Deworming: Centerpiece of a Preventative Health Program6мин
Preparing a Vaccination Plan for Disease Prevention4мин
Hoof and Dental Care5мин
Preventing Diseases with Biosecurity5мин
Recognizing Signs of Pain and Discomfort7мин
Common Ailments and Injuries18мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Module 4 Quiz50мин

Преподаватель

Claudia Sonder, DVM

Emeriti Director of Equine Outreach
Center for Equine Health

О University of California, Davis

UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact....

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  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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