To teach students the features of the most common parasitic diseases of horses.
At the end of the course, the student must be able to use acquired knowledge and show clear understanding of the features of the most common parasitic diseases of horses.
The most common parasitic diseases in horses that are taught within the course include: intestinal strongylosis/larval strongylosis; round worm infection; pin worm infection; trichinellosis; tape worm infection; genital trypanosomiasis (T. equiperdum); babesiosis; sweet itch (Culicoides spp); bot fly infection. Wet labs are intended to teach the student routine laboratory techniques in parasitology (copromicroscopy and egg identification; blood smears and microfilariae identification; skin scrapings and identification of common ectoparasites).
Parassitologia Veterinaria, Urquart et al, (ed. Genchi C.), UTET, 2001
Lessons and wet labs