Module 2: Physical Examinations & General Care

When assisting a veterinarian or working as a veterinary intern, the basic and extensive physical examination is vital to providing any patient with top quality medicine. Starting with the basics, learn vital signs, how to examine the surface of the horse for illness and lameness.

Course Outline

Section 1 - Detailed Anatomy of the Limbs
Anatomical structures of the equine fore and hind limbs

Section 2 - Physical Examination
Exams performed commonly on horses, including TRP, eye exam, respiratory exam, dental exam and dermatological exam

Section 3 - Reproductive Examination
Important instruments, medications and basic examination points for reproductive purposes on a mare

Section 4 - Lameness Jog/Flexion Test and Palpations
Palpations of the horses muscles, joints and limbs, in addition to flexing joints in the lower and upper limbs for purposes of lameness diagnostics

Section 5 - Neurologic Examination
Examination performed by the veterinarian to evaluate the horses neurologic response and symptoms in their movement gait, their response to stimulus and other movements
**This course is required for all students taking the full Rullan University program. Students may not test out of this module.