Posts Tagged ‘Large Animal Medicine’

Large Animal Medicine

Organization

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Hospital for Large Animals
200 Westboro Rd
North Grafton, MA 01536

Contact

Name: Dr. Daniela Bedenice
Email: daniela.bedenice@tufts.edu
Phone: (508) 839-5395 x88794

Details

Students: 4
Credit: varies

Description

Involved in management of outpatient/inpatient medicine cases at the HLA. Only one student allowed per morning or afternoon. Following completion of selection process, contact Dr. Bedenice as a group to coordinate schedules, be flexible.

Neonatal Intensive Care

Organization

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Hospital for Large Animals
200 Westboro Rd
North Grafton, MA 01536

Contact

Name: Dr. Daniela Bedenice
Email: Daniela.bedenice@tufts.edu
Phone: (508) 839-5395 x88794

Details

Students: varies
Credit: varies

Description

Nights and Weekends, March through June options. 45 hours required for 0.5 credit. If necessary, could carry over hours from Year I to Year II or Year II to summer and receive credit after full participation. Students will work closely with newborn critically ill foals on nights and weekends.

Clinical Equine Exercise Physiology

Organization

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Large Animal Hospital
200 Westboro Rd
North Grafton, MA 01536

Contact

Name: Dr. Melissa Mazan
Email: melissa.mazan@tufts.edu
Phone: (508) 839-5395 x84545

Details

Students: 12
Credit: varies

Description

Second year students only. Exciting, dynamic, practice-oriented, fun – could this really be physiology? The answer is a resounding YES! when you’re talking about equine exercise physiology. Whether you’re competing with own horse, planning to be a general practitioner, or looking for a career in sports medicine, this selective will give you a good foundation for understanding what is happening in the exercising horse. This seminar-style selective will review cardiovascular and respiratory function in the exercising horse, muscle metabolism, exercise and the immune system, training for speed, strength and endurance, long-term effects of training, the effects of heat and humidity in the exercising horse, nutrition for the sport horse, the use of ergogenic aids, measurement of VO2max, use of treadmills and heart monitors performance. We will meet once a week during the fall semester for two hours. Discussion will be based on primary literature-you’ll learn what journal to read, and how to read then effectively. Meeting times are flexible. This course will also be a pre-requisite for the fourth year clinical treadmill and endoscopy elective.