EM-140 Equine Health and Diseases
ANSC 163 - Equine Health & Disease
Credit Hours: 2 (8W1: August 20-October 12, 2014)
Instructors: Global Equine Academy (Gene and Sandy Miller)
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Email assignments and questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Text: Veterinary Treatments & Medications for Horsemen by Equine Research
II. Course Description
Students will develop an understanding of health requirements and care of horses. Vaccination schedules, deworming and preventative measures are explored. The student will also study diseases, wound care, basic first aid, unsoundness and sources of unsoundness. Fall. Course fee required.
Students will develop an understanding of health requirements and care of the horse. Vaccination schedules, deworming and preventative measures are explored. The student will also study disease4s, wound care, basic first aid, unsoundness and causes of unsoundness. We will discuss how to evaluate your horse's feet and methods of shoeing to help keep your horse sound. We designed this class to help you keep your horse healthy. We will develop a vaccination and health plan for a breeding operation.
III. Student Learning Outcomes
A. University Student Learning Outcomes: Graduates of Dickinson State University will:
I. Demonstrate knowledge of human cultures, the humanities, the social sciences, the fine and performing arts, and the physical and natural worlds.
II. Demonstrate the intellectual skills of inquiry, mathematical reasoning, quantitative and qualitative analysis, critical and creative thinking, and problem solving.
III. Demonstrate written, oral, and visual communication skills, information literacy, and technological skills.
IV. Demonstrate knowledge of personal and community health and wellness.
V. Demonstrate responsible ethical reasoning and social and intercultural engagement.
VI. Demonstrate advanced accomplishment in discipline-specific performance.
VII. Demonstrate integrative learning across the curriculum.
B. Program Student Learning Outcomes: Agricultural Studies graduates will be able to demonstrate a/an:
I. Range of concepts and methods useful in agri-business decision-making in at least one of eight areas of specialization: Business/Marketing, International Agri-Business, Integrated Farm Management, Integrated Ranch Management, Natural Resource Management, Range Management, Soil Science and Equine. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VI.)
II. Mastery of problem solving and effective communication skills to face challenges encountered in professional careers. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VI.)
III. In-depth understanding of a specific issue facing agriculture demonstrated by the completion of their capstone experience. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, and VI.)
IV. Basic proficiency in specific approved practices in modern agriculture. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II and VI.)
V. Basic proficiency in the use of financial and GIS computer software. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III and VI.)
VI. Basic knowledge of specific livestock and farm production practices of the Northern Great Plains. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VI.)
VII. Proper and effective use of both oral and written communication skills. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, and V.)
C. Course Student Learning Outcomes: Students taking this course will be able to:
I. Explain the differences in a healthy horse and a sick horse.
II. List the symptoms of the major equine diseases.
III. Explain and identify different lameness in horses.
IV. List the symptoms of digestive problems in the modern performance horse.
IV. Course Content Outline
Week 1: General Health Care
Week 2: Keeping a Horse Healthy
Week 3: Teeth
Treatments and Techniques/First Aid
Week 4: Lameness
Week 5: Digestive System Problems
Liver and Kidney Conditions
Week 6: Central Nervous System Problems
Week 7: Respiratory System
Week 8: Final
V. Teaching Strategies
Various teaching strategies will be used including online lectures, written critiques of reading assignments, online tests, and a proctored final.
VI. Assessment of Performance
I. On-line tests - 25%
II. Homework and Assignments - 25%
III. Final Test - 50%
B. Quizzes and Tests: Quizzes and tests are taken online. For the final, a student must identify an independent proctor and the final written will be taken online at the designated proctor area.
C. Absences: Students are expected to complete three assignments or lessons each week for class. Each lesson will have an online quiz at the end of the lesson and the grade will be sent automatically to us. This feature enables us to keep track of a student's progress. If a student does not complete the lessons for the week by Sunday night, the lessons will be dropped a letter grade for each week the assignment is late. If you have a problem, please contact us ahead of time and we will work with you.
D. Academic Honesty: Instances of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. This applies to both tests and assignments. Students are expected to complete their own assignments and submit their own work. Students who use or provide others with access to computer materials will be held responsible for their actions. Please review the DSU Student Handbook for the consequences of cheating.
Every effort has been made to present all of the scientific information as accurately and up-to-date as possible. Feeding and care of all animals can be affected by a number of factors. The owner must use good judgment and common sense in taking care of their livestock. When in doubt, a veterinarian should be consulted. Global Equine Academy or its owners shall not be liable to any person for damage resulting from reliance on any information contained in this class.
VIII. Accommodation for Disability
Students with disabilities who believe they may need an accommodation in this course are encouraged to contact the Coordinator of Disability Services at 701-483-2999 in the Academic Success Center to ensure that accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.
IX.Dickinson State University does not sanction or tolerate academic misconduct by students. Academic misconduct such as cheating on exams, plagiarism, etc. is defined in the Dickinson State University Student Handbook under Code of Student Conduct, Article III. The instructor has the right to assign “zero” points to a test, assignment, project, etc. or give a course grade of “F” when there is evidence of academic misconduct.
GEA and Dickinson State University (DSU) are committed to providing a positive respectful and productive work and learning environment free from behavior, actions or language constituting harassment to all employees, students, and visitors. Harassment is a form of offensive treatment or behavior which, to a reasonable person, creates an intimidating, hostile or abusive work or learning environment. It may be sexual, racial, based on gender, national origin, age, disability, religion or a person's sexual orientation. Sexual misconduct is prohibited in all forms, regardless of intent to harm. Sexual assault, sexual exploitation, coercion and sexual harassment are examples of sexual misconduct, and all are prohibited.
Students should report incidents or information related harassment and sexual misconduct. The DSU Campus Violence / Sexual Harassment Policy and reporting guidelines are found in the DSU Student Handbook. Campus-wide policy dissemination is required by federal law and implementation of this policy is guided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
Online Guided Instruction Time Estimates
Quiz- 15 occurances 20 minutes each 300 minutes
Midterm or Final- 60 minutes each 60 minutes
In-Class Informal Writing Assignment- 2 occurrences 15 minutes a page 30minutes
In-Class Reading of Linked Article/Paper- 8 occurrences 80 minutes
Complete a Guided Field Observation- 1 occurrence 60 minutes each 60 minutes
Complete a Tutorial/Module- 7 occurrences 30 minutes each 210 minutes
Consult with Instructor or Read Comment- 10 times 20 minutes each 200 minutes
Read online lecture- 61 pages 10 minutes each 610 minutes
No textbook reading time included in this estimate.
Total minutes- 1,550 minutes of class time.
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