Information for students of 4th year of Veterinary Medicine (English course)

Diseases of Horses

The course Diseases of Horses covers 2 semester (VII and VIII) and 240 didactic hours in total. The subject is divided into two blocks, Diseases of Horses 1 with 90 didactic hours which, is realised in VIIth semester and Diseases of Horses 2 with 150 didactic hours which, is realised in VIIIth semester (see plan and programme of studies for veterinary studies (English course). Block 1 covers infectious diseases of horses and internal diseases of horses. Block 2 covers surgery and orthopaedics of horses and obstetrics and reproduction of horses.

Frontal lectures (45 h in VIIth semester and 60 h in VIIIth semester) are realised in weekly intervals during 15 consecutive weeks. Lectures cover selected topics of infectious and internal diseases of horses, orthopaedics, obstetrics and reproduction of horses.

Practical classes (45 h in VIIth semester and 90 h in VIIIth semester) are obligatory and are in weekly intervals during 15 consecutive weeks. Practical classes will include preliminary training in the Skills Lab which is followed by training on live horses realised in the University clinic and private horse farm. White coat is required for practical classes.

Detailed description of topics is available in Syllabuses.

 

Lectures are held in Lecture hall  – room no 360 (third floor) at Innovative Centre for Pathology and Therapy (Veterinary Clinics, Gleboka 30 st. 20-612 Lublin).

Classes are obligatory and are held in laboratory room no 360 – (third floor) at Innovative Centre for Pathology and Therapy (Veterinary Clinics, Gleboka 30 st. 20-612 Lublin).

To complete the course students have to attend lectures and classes and pass an examination, which includes both theoretical and practical questions.

Person responsible for the course:

Professor Zbigniew Grądzki, e-mail: zbigniew.gradzki@up.lublin.pl
Department of Epizootiology and Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, room no. 106 (first floor) at Innovative Centre for Pathology and Therapy or room no. 20 (first floor) at the old building of Department of Epizootiology (Veterinary Clinics, Gleboka 30 st. 20-612 Lublin).

Person responsible for realising classes:

 

Marcin Kalinowski, DVM, PhD, e-mail: marcin.kalinowski@up.lublin.pl
Department of Epizootiology and Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, room no. 322 (third floor) at Innovative Centre for Pathology and Therapy.

 

 

 

Schedule of lectures on Diseases of Horses Block 1 (Infectious diseases of horses) during winter semester of the 4th year in the academic year 2022/2023:

Date

Title of lecture

04 Oct. 2022

African Horse Sickness

11 Oct. 2022

Equine Viral Arteritis

18 Oct. 2022

Infection with Equid herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) and Equid herpesvirus-4 (EHV4)

25 Oct. 2022

Equine Influenza

01 Nov. 2022

Strangles

08 Nov. 2022

West Nile Fever, Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern), Equine encephalomyelitis (Western), Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis

15 Nov. 2022

Rhodococcus equi infection

 

 

Schedule of classes on Diseases of Horses Block 1 (Infectious diseases of horses) during winter semester of the 4th  year in the academic year 2022/2023:

Date

Title of Class

 

07 Oct. 2022

African Horse Sickness, Equine Infectious Anaemia. Diagnostics and Control

14 Oct. 2022

Infectious abortions in mare (Equine Viral Arteritis, Equine contagious metritis, salmonellosis). Diagnostics and Control

21 Oct. 2022

Herpesviral Infections in Horses (Infection with Equid herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) and Equid herpesvirus-4 (EHV4), Infection with Equid herpesvirus-3 (EHV3 – coital exanthema). Diagnostics and Control

28 Oct. 2022

Selected infectious diseases of the respiratory tract (Equine Influenza, Influenza-like Diseases). Diagnostics and Control

04 Nov. 2022

Infectious lymphangitis, Infection with Burkholderia mallei (Glanders), Strangles. Diagnostics and Control

11 Nov. 2022

Selected infectious diseases of nervous system (West Nile Fever, Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern), Equine encephalomyelitis (Western), Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis, Tetanus). Diagnostics and Control

18 Nov. 2022

Selected diseases of foals (infectious diseases of lungs, neonatal diarrhoea, Equine neonatal sepsis,  Rhodococcus equi infection). Diagnostics and Control

 

Theoretical and practical exam on infectious diseases of horses

 

 

Classes are realised in the blocked form, 2×45 min for 7 weeks, according to schedule (see above)

 

Recommended books for self-learning:

  1. Sellon D.C., Long M.T: Equine infectious diseases. Saunders, Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri 2007
  2. Robinson N.E: Current therapy in equine medicine. Saunders, Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri 2003
  3. Knottenbelt D.C.: Equine neonatology medicine and surgery. Saunders, Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri 2004
  4. Knottenbelt D.C, Pascoe R.R.: Color atlas of diseases and disorders of the horse. Mosby, Elsevier, 1994
  5. Rush B., Mair T.: Equine respiratory diseases. Blackwell Science, 2004