14I3I04 - Sports medicine

Course specification
Course titleSports medicine
AcronymVeterinary Medicine
Type of studyIntegrated academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. doc. dr Stefan Đoković
  2. prof. dr Slavoljub Jović
  3. prof. dr Ružica Trailović
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
  1. doc. dr Stefan Đoković
  2. doc. dr Miloš Vučićević
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    The goalIntroduction to the specifics of the physiology and pathology of sport horses in various disciplines of equestrian sport.
    The outcomeThe student should understand the basic adaptive mechanisms during training and physical stress, to know most important disorders caused by physical workload and should be able to perform a clinical examination in order to assess the fitness level and most common disorders caused by training and take appropriate preventive and therapeutic measures.
    Contents of lecturesThe impact of physical workload on the organism and its adaptation to training and stress in horses (1). Evaluation of performance before introduction to training (1). Basis of training sport horses and differencies in various equestrian disciplines (5). Evaluation of the degree of horse fitness (1). Sports injuries and diseases caused by physical exertion (6), doping and anti-doping control (1).
    Contents of exercisesEvaluation of performance, functional tests for establishing the fitness of a horse, workload test, diagnostics and therapy of sport ailments and injuries, sampling for antidoping control (15). Сlinical practice in the equine clinics and at the hippodrome (15).
    1. Trailovic D, Trailovic R, Lazic J, Horse breeding and Equestrian sports, VetKer, Beograd, 2009.
    2. Marlin D, Nankervis K: Equine Exercise Physiology, Blackwell, Oxford, 2003. (Original title)
    3. Hodgson DR, Rose RJ: The Athletic Horse, Saunders, Philadelphia, 1994. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingInteractive teaching with audiovisual support ( Power point presentations, video clips,) practical work at the clinics for equine diseases and at the hippodrome.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures10Test paper30
    Practical lessons20Oral examination