What’s on the syllabus?
- Identify the signs of good health and good condition, and apply these to the horse shown to you.
- Explain how to take the horse’s temperature, pulse and respiration rates, and know what these should be in a healthy horse at rest.
- Describe the contents of a well-stocked first aid cabinet.
- Understand the methods of worm control, and problems caused by worms.
- Describe various ways of how to administer a wormer.
- Know the need and timing of vaccinations and that these should be recorded in the horse’s passport.
- Know that a passport needs to be kept with the horse at all times.
- Discuss how to administer medicine in food.
- Recognise and manage the most common causes of lameness and ill health including: minor wounds, colic, strangles, laminitis, tying up and atypical myopathy.
- Know the most appropriate time to call the Vet for any of the above.
Video: How to condition score a horse or pony
Make a not of you horse’s temperature, pulse and respiration rate so you know what is normal for them.
Set up a vaccination and worming calendar online, with automatic reminders.
- When would you need to check temperature, pulse and respiration more carefully?
- Why have flu vaccination intervals changed recently?
- What is your preferred method of worm control, and why?
- When would you call a vet?
4. Join the Zoom on Friday
If you missed the zoom training session you can watch it here (ideally not while you are eating!)