2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

AGE 120 - Equine Health and First Aid

Description: Equine health management with emphasis on identifying potential problems at an early stage, causes and prevention. Includes terminology to better communicate with health care practitioners and horse handling during routine health maintenance, first aid, and emergencies.

Credits: 2
Lecture: 2
Lab: 1

Course Content:
  1. Basic equine anatomy and physiology 
  2. Clinical signs of equine disease 
  3. First aid 
  4. Orthopedic emergencies 
  5. Surgery and postoperative care of horses 
  6. Basic reproduction 
  7. Vaccinations and infectious disease control 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify basic equine anatomy and physiology. (1)
  2. Identify causes, diagnostic methods, and treatment of various diseases, illnesses, and emergencies. (2,5,7) 
  3. Define medical terminology relating to health and disease of equines. (2,6) 
  4. Perform first aid techniques on equines. (3-5) 
  5. Explain the basic care and health of reproductive horses. (6) 
  6. Discuss immunizations and infectious disease control for equines. (2,7) 
  7. Administer medications and treatments for horses. (1-7) 
  8. Use skills necessary to interact with veterinarians during emergencies, routine exams, and treatments. (1-7)