Animal containment methods;
clinical methods: inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation;
obtain an accurate and relevant history of the individual animal and its environment;
perform the general and particular physical examination of the digestive, urinary systems and liver of the dog, cat and horse;
general concept about laboratory and instrumental diagnostic test;
etiopathogenesis, clinical signs and diagnostic aspects of the most frequent pathologies of:
digestive system (oral cavity, oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestine). Vomit, diarrhea, colic syndrome in horses;
liver and exocrine pancreas; hepatic failure; and pancreatic failure;
urinary system: Acute kidney injurie (AKI) Chronic kidney disease (CKD); IRIS staging of AKI and CKD; Lower urinary tract diseases;
endocrine system: hypoadrenocorticism and hyperadrenocorticism, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus.
Theoretical lessons take place in lecture rooms with Power Point Presentations.
Clinical examination of the dog, cat and horse;
execution of a blood sampling; execution of a urine sampling;
ear canal examination in pets
At the end of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to perform the clinical examination of the of dog, cat and horse.
Practical activities take place in Veterinary Teaching Hospital or outside (farms and shelter).