Equine Healthcare Management

Various aspects of healthcare management emphasizing a scientific basis for applied management decisions are addressed in this course. Common pharmaceuticals, their administration, control, and legal aspects to their uses in equine sports are identified. The veterinarian-owner-patient relationship is covered in context with the Veterinary Practice Act with emphasis on accurate communication between owner and veterinarian. Equine nursing management and pain identification are key components to maintaining ethical healthcare decisions. Finally, preventative care emphasizing factors for routine care such as disease control, de-worming and dental work are discussed.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
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Prerequisites:

  • EQS 215 - Equine Anatomy and Physiology
  • EQS 216 - Equine Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory

Last updated: 06/28/2021