Week 1 ANEQ 346 Disease Management Notes
Week 1 ANEQ 346 Disease Management Notes ANEQ 346
Popular in Equine Disease
verified elite notetaker
Popular in Equine Science
verified elite notetaker
This 6 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alia Coughlan on Friday August 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ANEQ 346 at Colorado State University taught by Dr Hess in Summer 2016. Since its upload, it has received 40 views. For similar materials see Equine Disease in Equine Science at Colorado State University.
Reviews for Week 1 ANEQ 346 Disease Management Notes
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!
Date Created: 08/26/16
Week 1 Notes for ANEQ 346 Equine Disease Management 8/22 Introduction and overview of syllabus Lecture 1 *Be familiar with parts of the horse. Dr. Hess had provided a nice slide with names of all the parts Overview of the Skeleton: 205 bones in total 34 bones in skull 40 bones in front legs (20 in each) 40 bones in hind legs (20 in each) Directional Terms: Dorsal vs Ventral Cranial (towards head) vs Caudal (towards tail) Proximal vs Distal Rostral Directional Terms for Below the Hock: Palmar (front limbs) vs Plantar (hind limbs) *Good way to remember this is that Palmer has the word Palm in it, like the palm of your hands. Plantar has the word Plant in it, like how you plant your feet. Axial vs Abaxial *See diagram in Lecture 1 notes for help Common Terminology Prefixes: derm = skin (ex: dermatology) hydro = water (ex: hydrothorax) arthro = joint (ex: arthritis necro = death (ex: necrosis) cyt = cell (ex: cytology) osteo = bone (ex: osteoporosis) hemo = blood (ex: hemoglobin) phleb = vein (ex: phlebitis) Common Terminology Suffixes: oma = tumor (ex: melanoma) plasia = to form (ex: hyperplasia) itis = inflammation (ex: cystitis) uria = urine (ex: hematuria) emia = blood (ex: uremia) rhage = discharge (ex: hemorrhage) ectomy = taken out (ex: vasectomy) opathy = disease (ex: nephropathy) *For more common suffixes and prefixes, please look at Dr. Hess Lecture 1 notes 8/24 Assessing health status in a horse Lecture 2 Nature of the Horse: Herd Animal Social Skills Flights or Fight Response *When we put horses in stalls, they develop vices or bad habits such as cribbing Feeding and Eating Habits: Digestive System Small stomach Cecum Well developed hindgut Continuous Grazing Up to 18 hours/day for normal horse Small stomach means frequent meals Meal Feeding Shorter periods of eating Early Signs of Disease: Stops eating or becomes selective in what they eat Elevated Temperature Changes in attitude or behavior Normal Values for a Horse: Temperature: 38 ± 0.5 C 98 – 101 F Pulse: 3040 Beats Per Minute (BPM) 24 – 48 Respiration: 616 BPM Normal Values for a Foal: Temperature: 99.5 – 102 F Pulse: 80 – 120 BPM Respiration: 20 – 40 BPM Reasons for Elevated Temperature: Exercise Temperature should be below 103 F thirty minutes after exercise Environment Infectious Disease Brain Lesions etc Mucous Membranes: Should be pink in color Pale = in shock or anemia Purple = not enough oxygen Purple Rings = toxemia Should be moist Other Health Assessments: Capillary Refill Time (CRT) Should be less than two seconds Indication of the circulatory system Skin Pinch Pinch along point of shoulder Neck isn’t as reliable because it becomes saggy with age Gastrointestinal Sounds Absent sounds is NOT GOOD Four spots to listen to: Small Intestine Large Intestine Cecum Iliocecojunction Palpation Muscle Tone Swelling or Heat Percussion *Normalcy depends on age, sex, purpose, breed, season, etc Quantification of “Normal”: Horses Weight Body Condition Score (BCS) Distribution of fat Diagnosing an Obese Horse: Get overheated very easily Poor athletic performance Exacerbate Osteoarthritis Evaluating Body Condition Score (Where to Look): Along the neck Withers Ribs Tailhead Crease down the back How to Estimate Weight: Eyeball it Use a weight tape Measure from the point of shoulder to the point of buttock Measure heart girth circumference Body Weight = Heart Girth ^2 x Body Length/330 8/26 Class canceled
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
You're already Subscribed!
Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'