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TECH123-0605: Equine Essentials for the Mixed Practice
Michelle Earltinez, CVT, AS & Chris Upchurch, AS, OM
June 2 - July 8, 2005
Real Time Sessions: Tuesday Evenings; June 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 9:00pm - 10:30pm ET (USA)
Many veterinary clinics treat both small and large animals, making it important that the support staff have a basic knowledge of "horse-keeping". This is an introductory course offering an overview on such topics as: breeds, coloring and markings, terminology, nutrition, vaccination protocols, parasitology and common disorders and diseases.
This course will consist of four (4) ninety minute real time sessions; library materials supplementing the chapters in the required text; multiple choice quizzes (after each real time session) designed to enhance course effectiveness and material retention; a cumulative final online; and interactive message board discussions.
This course is designed for all veterinary staff and veterinary technician students wishing to have a better overall understanding of the basics of equine care, identification, and nutrition.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
Wellness and Husbandry
This session will discuss the "stable" environment for the equine, with emphasis on safety and sanitation including hoof care. This segment will also discuss vaccine and anthelmintic protocols for a healthy horse
This session addresses the management of the horse's dietary needs, including the frequency of feeding, the need for forage and water, and the various feeds, hays, grains, and supplements currently available.
Common ailments, their clinical signs and first aid treatment will be discussed to better facilitate communication between clients and the veterinarian.
Recommended text: A Complete Medical Reference Guide for Horses and Foals. Ed. Mordecai Siegal. UCDavis School of Veterinary Medicine: http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ceh/horsebook.html
CE HOURS: 6 (RACE applied for)
Library materials will be made available prior to the topic week so participants will have plenty of time to prepare for the real time sessions and discussion.
MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Message board discussions regarding the topic presented will begin on the day the course opens and continue for one week following the last real time session. These discussions will be held in the VSPN CE course area.
$102 ($92 early bird special if registered before May 19, 2005)
Students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CAAHT approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status) *VT students: You must include the following information in the comments section of the CE enrollment form in order to be eligible for this discount: your program directors name and contact information (email/phone) and school name.
** NOTE: Registration will be closed when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first real time session.
Note: "This course has been submitted for approval for 9 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VIN/VSPN for further information." (Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board.)
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