From A like anatomy till R like rectal palpation currently there are 12 different stations to practise skills around horses.

a life-size fiber glass horse for simulating colic types
Equine colic simulator, photo: Ronny Bindl

stations about the horse

Learning objective:

gynaecological examination in mares, assess clinical observations of uterus, ovaries and cervix for defining cycle phase and gestation period

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Department for horses

Please do not use this station on your own! Ask a staff member to practise.

Learning objective:

taking a blood sample of the jugular vein coorectly and administer a correct intravenous injection

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Department for horses (Annika Mottl)

Learning objective:

how to dress for surgical procedures correctly, wearing a face mask, surgical cap; gloving and dressing a surgical gown

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Department for horses

Learning objective:

practise how to apply a correct hoof and foot bandage and  stable and exercise bandaging in horses

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Department for horses

learning objective:

practise anatomy basics for further clinical procedures

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Institute of Veterinary Anatomy

Learning objectice:

how to do a complete and correct rectal palpation in horses concentrating on the gastrointestinal tract, various kinds of causes for colic can be simulated

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Department for horses

Please do not use this station on your own! Ask a staff member to practise.

Learning objective:

computer tool for connecting anatomy and sonography with the practical training on the equine colic simulator, simulations of different colic types

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Department for horses

Learning objective:

Basics about patient information and handling like placing a head collar or a snaffle

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Institute of Veterinary Anatomy und Department for horses

This station consists of an anatomical model of the distal limb, a PEG-impregnated distal limb with dissected structures and a simple self-made injection model.

Learning objective:

Basics of anatomy of the distal limb and aplly this knowledge to injection sites for diagnostical anaesthesia

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Department for horses

Different presentations with typical radiographs of horses can be interpreted on a computer.

Learning objective:

correct and complete assessment of radiographs, detecting the most important clinical findings

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Department for horses

Learning objective:

obstetrics in horses, the foal fits perfectly in the equine colic simulator when the other organs are removed

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Department for horses

Please do not use this station on your own! Ask a staff member to practise.