About this Course
This distinctive course was developed by veterinarians on the world-renowned College of California, Davis College of Veterinary Medication. The course will deal with horsemanship from a welfare perspective, throughout the context of “The 5 Freedoms” of animal welfare. We’ll discover equine physiology, conduct and fundamental wants together with housing, diet, hygiene and illness administration. You’ll learn to carry out fundamental duties to evaluate the general situation of the horse and establish drawback areas. We’ll additionally look at the specialised wants of the equine athlete and the main tasks we as homeowners, handlers or rivals should assume in an effort to make sure the well being and welfare of our equine companions. Lastly, we’ll look a number of particular subjects in equine welfare together with catastrophe planning and the worldwide welfare efforts now in place to guard working horses and different equids in key industries similar to racing, worldwide competitors, tourism and even mining. By the conclusion of the course, you may be effectively geared up to develop a complete welfare plan for any horses in your care.
Syllabus – What you’ll study from this course
3 hours to finish
The Regular Horse: Fundamental Physiology
On this module, it is possible for you to to establish the parameters of regular well being in a horse. It is possible for you to to measure a horse’s very important indicators, together with temperature, pulse, and capillary refill time, or CRT. It is possible for you to acknowledge ranges of what are thought of regular very important indicators for the species, breed and particular person horse. It is possible for you to to watch these normals over time to detect modifications and alert a veterinarian to an issue.
2 hours to finish
Sustaining Good Hydration and Vitamin
On this module, it is possible for you to to debate the water wants of a the horse. It is possible for you to to handle and meet these wants in quite a lot of conditions. It is possible for you to to debate dehydration and have the ability to check for a horse’s stage of hydration. It is possible for you to to correctly assess hydration standing and may have some data of how to forestall and react to dehydration. It is possible for you to to establish important elements of a horse’s digestive system. It is possible for you to to debate the traits of a horse’s digestive system and have the ability to develop a dietary plan appropriate to your horse. It is possible for you to to efficiently talk along with your veterinarian about your horse’s water and diet wants.
3 hours to finish
Offering Correct Care and a Protected Setting
On this module, it is possible for you to to debate correct husbandry to your horse. It is possible for you to to establish the second of the 5 freedoms – freedom from discomfort. It is possible for you to to acknowledge the significance of making a correct and secure atmosphere. Additionally, you will have the ability to analyze greatest practices for correct flooring, bedding, footing, train, and security for each you and your horse. It is possible for you to to evaluate the steps wanted for emergency preparedness, evacuation, and rescue conditions. It is possible for you to to develop a security plan using the requirements of care to your facility.
2 hours to finish
Assess Health, Forestall Frequent Ailments and Accidents
On this module, it is possible for you to to debate widespread accidents and ailments that may afflict horses. It is possible for you to to establish the traits of the match horse and the impression of health in damage prevention. It is possible for you to to acknowledge widespread signs of sickness, discomfort, and ache and the significance of hoof and dental care. It is possible for you to to evaluate widespread fly administration and deworming practices. It is possible for you to to arrange a vaccination plan for illness prevention.