Action Point: I want to become more aware of the options available for my horse if joint disease should happen.
Rational: In order to heal joint disease tools and programs need to be put in place. If I am aware of the techniques that my vet may take to diagnose the problem, I will be a more informed and knowledgeable owner. By having background knowledge I will also be able to ask more educated questions and have effective communication.
Steps to Achievement: In order to achieve this goal I need to make notes on a couple articles. I need to do more than just read the article because I personally find some of it too difficult to remember.
Articles for Me to Make Notes On:
Action Point: Become skilled at identifying lameness.
Rational: Being able to identify a lame horse will allow me to get the horse medical attention in a timely fashion. The sooner the vet is called the better chances of a successful recovery.
Steps to Achievement: In order to achieve this goal I need to gain further understanding and knowledge of how to identify, outside of readings that the course offers, as I personally need a bit more help. Therefore I will read at least 2 reliable articles.
Articles for me to Read:
Action Point: I will read at least 3 articles (aside from the mandatory course ones), from reliable resources, this week on common foot conditions.
Rational: “Hoof Health and Conditions” is such a broad topic, which I have very little knowledge about, therefore for me to get the most out of this unit, be an informed equine owner, and to meet the learning outcomes, I will need to do some additional reading.
Steps to Achievement: In order for me to achieve this goal I will need to select 3 articles (or more if I still feel that I am not understanding) from reliable resources, read them, and make notes on them.
Articles for Me to Read: