2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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VT 223 Applied Equine Techniques (3 credits)

Prerequisite Enrollment in the Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.

Course Description
Advanced equine techniques commonly used in large animal practice, on breeding farms and in horse racing.

Student Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

1. Compare and contrast the differences among technician roles in a companion animal practice, a racetrack practice and a breeding farm practice.
2. Assess personal attributes and skills that are required to be employable in an equine practice.
3. Address issues of health care, lameness, breeding, surgery, and nursing care using proper terminology.
4. Describe the normal physiology of the estrous cycle and the methods of dealing with abnormal estrous physiology.
5. List the physical parameters for a properly anesthetized horse.
6. Identify recognized safety procedures to be used when working with horses.
7. Demonstrate equine nursing skills by completing a given checklist of laboratory skills.

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