Equine Health

Basic health assessment

How does the course work?

What you will learn

Being able to assess a horse’s state of health is important to everyone involved with a horse. In this course you will learn about making a basic health assessment:

  • how to interpret changes in a horse’s attitude and demeanour;
  • how to take a horse’s vital signs and interpret your findings;
  • how to assess typical signs of health and signs of ill-health of various body systems;
  • how to assess the severity of an injury; and
  • when it may be necessary to call a vet.

Course format



Dr Dagmar Sens-Kirchenbauer

Dr Isabel Imboden