Domain - Equine Health

Domain - Equine Health

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Level 2

Identify the external anatomy, and identify and report signs of good health, ill health and emergencies involving horses

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14594 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify the external anatomy of horses; and identify good health and ill health in horses, and report any suspected ill health or an emergency.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Identify basic components, and describe functions and common problems of horses' body systems

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Version 3

19949 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify points of the horse; identify basic components and functions of horses' body systems; and identify common problems that can occur in or on horses' bodies or body systems.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 3

Demonstrate knowledge of good health, ill health, common ailments, and lameness in horses

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Version 6

1651 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the anatomy of horses; demonstrate knowledge of the life cycle of internal and external parasites, their effect on horses' health, and implementing preventative health measures; recognise signs of good health and ill health in horses, and report suspected ill health; identify and report common horse ailments; and Identify and report lameness in horses.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe features and internal structure of the hoof capsule of the horse

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Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 19947 replaced unit standard 1609.

19946 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe features and internal structure of the hoof capsule of the horse.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe the anatomical structure of horse legs

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Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 19946 replaced unit standard 1609.

19947 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the anatomical structures of horse legs involved with movement and support; the structure, function and growth of bone in horse legs; and the structure and function of the connective tissue of horse limbs.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 4

Assess and evaluate a horse's conformation and action, and describe management of conformation faults

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Version 6

1652 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify anatomy and identify and evaluate conformation of a horse's head, neck, body, and legs; assess and evaluate a horse's action; and demonstrate knowledge of managing a horse's conformational faults.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Identify, describe, and manage lower leg problems in horses, and dress the hoof wall

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Version 7

1653 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the internal and external structures of the horse's legs; demonstrate knowledge of health conditions which may cause lameness in horses; identify the site of lameness; and recognise a particular lameness condition, consult, and take action depending on the probable cause of lameness.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Deal with an emergency situation, assist veterinarian, and provide ongoing care for a horse

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Version 7

1654 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe actions to take in an equine emergency; act in the event of an emergency and provide assistance while veterinary treatment is being carried out; care for a convalescing horse as instructed by the veterinarian and describe the prescribed veterinary treatment, and management of proud flesh.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe the structure and function of horses' body systems and associated problems

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Version 6

1655 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the components and function of horses' body systems; common problems that can occur in or on the body or body systems; the way in which microbes cause infectious diseases; the recognition and prevention of common bacterial diseases; the recognition and prevention of common viral conditions; and the immune system and the ways in which immunity is achieved.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Implement and monitor a preventative health programme for horses

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Version 1

32110 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Recognise, manage, and treat problems of performance in horses in consultation with a veterinarian
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Version 6

6615 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to recognise and report problems associated with performance in horses; and assist the veterinarian, and carry out prescribed management and treatments as directed by the veterinarian.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Data as at 22 June 2024