Lectures: Introduction to the course, definitions, instruments of diagnose in surgical clinic of large animals. Surgical clinic of the skeletal and locomotor system (lameness in a forelimb, lameness in a hind limb, calcinosis circumscripta, bilateral contracture of the superficial flexor muscle of the phalanges, intra-articular parcel fracture of the first phalanx, rupture of distal sesamoid ligaments, fracture of the large sesamoids, chronic podophlemmatitis, angular deviation in the carpus, osteoperiostitis of the dorsal aspect of the metacarpus, fracture of the pyramidal eminence, fracture of the hoof, osteoperiostitis of the third metacarpal bone, tenitis of the flexors of the phalanges, laceration of the anterior extensor tendons of the phalanges, recurrent dorsal dislocation of the patella, ectasia of the first interphalangeal joint, metacarpal fracture, tibial fracture). Surgical clinic of the digestive system (colic due to intestinal obstruction, sialolithiasis of the parotid duct). Surgical clinic of the respiratory system (stenosis of the nostrils, progressive ethmoid hematoma, laryngeal hemiplegia). Surgical clinic of other systems (paresis of the facial nerve, paresis of the radial nerve, scrotal hernia, umbilical hernia, prolapse of the rectum, patent urachus, rectovaginal laceration, skin fibrosarcoma, abnormal growth of the horn, abscess of the nuchal region, skin sores of various origin and location).
Principles of disease prevention and of promotion of health and animal welfare (DOC 2.9).
Access to appropriate data sources on authorized medicinal products (DOC 1.25).
Consideration of the economic and emotional context in which the veterinarian operates (DOC 1.7).
Ethical and legal responsibilities towards the animals cared for, the environment, customers and society (DOC 1.1).
Principles of ethics in the surgical activity of the veterinarian, for decisions relating to animal welfare (DOC 2.12).
The use of animals in research experimentation and the 3R principle (DOC 2.2).
Principles of interpersonal interaction through correct communication for good teamwork (DOC 2.11).
Practical exercises: Methods of approaching the horse and its restrain (DOC 1.16). Carrying out the clinical examination and the procedures necessary to formulate the diagnosis and to carry out the therapy, on clinical cases brought to examination (DOC 1.17 and 2.5). In particular, clinical cases presenting the following conditions will be discussed: Skeletal and locomotor systems (lameness in a forelimb, lameness in a hind limb, osteoperiostitis in the dorsal aspect of the metacarpus, tenite of the flexors of the phalanges). Respiratory system (laryngeal hemiplegia, obstruction of the nostrils). Other systems (umbilical hernia, patent urachus, skin sores of various origins and locations).
Individual, group and environmental history of the patient (DOC 1.15).
Preparation of clinical records and reports (DOC1.5).
Properly and responsibly prescribing and administering medicines in accordance with the latest legislation and guidelines (DOC 1.26).
Attendance in emergency and participation in first aid activities (DOC 1.19).
Communication with the owner of the animals and with professional colleagues using appropriate language and respecting privacy (DOC 1.4).
Professional behavior within a multidisciplinary group in the clinical setting (DOC 1.6).
Effective communication and collaboration with diagnostic services, including through appropriate history (DOC 1.22).