A complete and total update in Equine Dermatology, Neurology, Ophthalmology and Endocrinology with the most complete and effective academic program in the online teaching market"

This Postgraduate Certificate will review the most important aspects of dermatological, neurological, ophthalmological and endocrinological pathologies. 

Due to the frequency of these pathologies, it is important to know in depth the different therapeutic options available. In the case of a skin laceration, the objective to be achieved, whenever possible, is the primary healing of the injured tissue. The prognosis of each case will depend on the structure involved, its location and degree of involvement: the worst prognosis traumatisms are injuries affecting anatomical territories such as joints and tendons; joint injuries are relatively frequent and have a poor prognosis; tendon lacerations show a lower incidence, being injuries affecting flexor tendons those with a severe prognosis. These last two types of incidents, in the case of the sport horse, can mean the end of its sporting career and can even have a reserved vital prognosis. Good perioperative management and the use of an appropriate surgical technique will make it possible to preserve the patient's life and, in some cases, his or her return to sports practice at the previous level, since appropriate treatment will make it possible for the affected anatomical region to maintain normal functionality and for the esthetic results to be optimal.

However, there are other interventions that can be challenging for the veterinarian, such as musculoskeletal infections in general and those of bone and synovial structures in particular. In addition, viral and bacterial diseases encompass numerous pathologies that the equine veterinary clinician must know how to recognize and establish treatment guidelines. Fungal and parasitic diseases are the most frequent causes of skin disorders, and in many cases they are highly contagious between individuals, so it is important not only to identify these problems but also to establish appropriate management guidelines to prevent their spread. 

In the field of equine dermatology, one of the most common skin problems currently being observed is the allergy caused by mosquito bites, which will be studied in depth in this Postgraduate Certificate, in addition to skin neoplasms or relatively frequent pathologies in equines, which must be treated very differently depending on the definitive diagnosis, so a detailed and advanced work methodology will be established for the patient with this type of pathology, with special emphasis on the most advanced techniques for treatment. 

Join the elite, with this highly effective program and open new paths to your professional progress"

This Postgraduate Certificate in Dermatological, Endocrine, Blood and Nutritional Disorders of the Horse includes the most complete and up-to-date Educational program on the market. The most important features include: 

  • The development of case studies presented by experts in equine medicine
  • The graphic, schematic, and eminently practical contents with which they are created, provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice
  • Practical exercises where self-assessment can be used to improve learning
  • Special emphasis on innovative methodologies in dermatological, endocrine, blood and nutritional disorders of the horse
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection

A complete Academic program that will allow you to acquire the most advanced knowledge in all the areas of intervention of the equine veterinarian"

Its teaching staff includes professionals from the veterinary field, who contribute their work experience to this program, in addition to renowned specialists from prestigious reference societies and universities. 

Its multimedia content, developed with the latest educational technology, will provide professionals with situated and contextualized learning, that is, a simulated environment that will provide immersive study set up to train them in real-life situations. 

This program is designed around Problem Based Learning, whereby the specialist must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise during the academic year. For this purpose, the professional will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system developed by renowned and experienced experts in orthopedic diseases. 

With a methodological design based on proven teaching techniques, this innovative program will take you through different teaching approaches to allow you to learn in a dynamic and effective way"

Our innovative telepractice concept will give you the opportunity to learn through an immersive experience, which will provide you with a faster integration and a much more realistic view of the contents: “learning from an expert”


The contents have been developed by different experts, with a clear purpose: to ensure that our students acquire each and every one of the skills necessary to become true experts in this field. 

A complete and well-structured program that will take you to the highest standards of quality and success.  

A comprehensive teaching program, structured in well-developed teaching units, oriented towards learning that is compatible with your personal and professional life"

Module 1. Hematopoietic System, Immunology and Nutrition  

1.1. Analytical Interpretation: Blood Count and Serum Biochemistry

1.1.1. General Considerations for the Interpretation of Analytical Reports Essential Patient Data Sample Collection and Handling

1.1.2. Interpretation of Blood Count Red Blood Cells White Blood Cells Platelet Cells Smears

1.1.3. Interpretation of Serum or Plasma Biochemistry Electrolytes Bilirubin Creatinine, Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Urea and Symmetrical Dimethylarginine (SDMA) Proteins: Albumin and Globulins Acute-Phase Proteins: Fibrinogen, Serum Amyloid A Enzymes Glucose Bicarbonate Lactate Triglycerides and Bile Acids

1.2. Hematopoietic System Pathologies

1.2.1. Hemolytic anemia Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia Equine Infectious Anemia Piroplasmosis Other Causes

1.2.2. Hemorrhagic Anemia Hemoperitoneum and Hemothorax Gastrointestinal Losses
    1.2.2 3. Losses From Other Origin

1.2.3. Non-Regenerative Anemias Iron Deficiency Anemia Anemia due to Chronic Inflammation/Infection Aplastic Anemia

1.2.4. Coagulation Alterations Platelet Alterations Thrombocytopenia Platelet Functional Alterations Alterations of Secondary Hemostasis Hereditary Acquired Thrombocytosis Lymphoproliferative Disorders Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)

1.3. Endotoxic Shock

1.3.1. Systemic Inflammation and Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)
1.3.2. Causes of Endotoxemia in Horses
1.3.3. Pathophysiological Mechanisms
1.3.4. Endotoxic Shock Hemodynamic Changes Multiorgan Dysfunction

1.3.5. Clinical Signs of Endotoxemia and Endotoxic Shock.
1.3.6. Diagnosis
1.3.7. Management Endotoxin Release Inhibitors Endotoxin Uptake and Inhibition Cell Activation Inhibition Inhibition of the Synthesis of Inflammatory Mediators Other specific therapies Support Treatments

1.4. Treatment of Hematopoietic Alterations Transfusion Therapy

1.4.1. Indications for Transfusion of Whole Blood
1.4.2. Indications for Plasma Transfusion
1.4.3. Indications for Transfusion of Platelet Products
1.4.4. Donor Selection and Compatibility Testing
1.4.5. Technique for Whole Blood Collection and Processing of Plasma
1.4.6. Administration of Blood Products Volume of Administration Administration Techniques Adverse Reaction Monitoring

1.5. Immune System Alterations Allergies.

1.5.1. Hypersensitivity Types
1.5.2. Pathologies Associated with Hypersensitivity Anaphylactic Reaction Hemorrhagic Purpura

1.5.3. Autoimmunity
1.5.4. Most Important Immunodeficiencies in Equines Diagnostic Tests  Primary Immunodeficiencies  Secondary Immunodeficiencies

1.5.5. Immunomodulators: Immunostimulants Immunosuppressants

1.6. Nutrition Basic Principles I

1.6.1. Physiology of Gastrointestinal Tract Oral cavity, Esophagus, Stomach Small Intestine Large Intestine

1.6.2. Diet Components, Nutrients Water Proteins and Amino Acids Carbohydrates Fats and Fatty Acids Minerals and Vitamins

1.6.3. Estimation of Horse Weight and Body Condition

1.7. Nutrition Basic Principles II()

1.7.1. Energy and Available Energy Sources Forage Starches Fats

1.7.2. Metabolic Pathways of Energy Production
1.7.3. Energy Needs of the Horse In Maintenance For Breeding and Growth For the Show/Race Horse

1.8. Cachectic Horse Nutrition()

1.8.1. Metabolic Response
1.8.2. Physical Examination and Clinical Signs
1.8.3. Blood Analysis
1.8.4. Differential Diagnoses
1.8.5. Nutritional Requirements

1.9. Use of Probiotics, Prebiotics and Medicinal Plants()

1.9.1. Role of the Microbiota in the Large Intestine
1.9.2. Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Symbiotics
1.9.3. Medicinal Plants Use

1.10. Rational Use of Antibiotics. Bacterial Resistance

1.10.1. Responsible Antibiotic Use
1.10.2. New Antibiotic Therapies
1.10.3. Resistance Mechanisms
1.10.4. Main Multi-resistant Pathogens

Module 2. Medical Pathologies of the Skin Endocrine System

2.1. Clinical Approach and Diagnostic Tests in Equine Dermatology

2.1.1. Medical History
2.1.2. Sampling and Main Diagnostic Methods
2.1.3. Other Specific Diagnostic Techniques

2.2. Bacterial and Viral Skin Diseases

2.2.1 Bacterial diseases
2.2.2. Viral Diseases

2.3. Fungal and Parasitic Skin Diseases

2.3.1. Fungal Diseases
2.3.2. Parasitic diseases

2.4. Allergic, Immune-Mediated and Irritative Skin Diseases

2.4.1. Hypersensitivity: Types
2.4.2. Insect Sting Allergy
2.4.3. Vasculitis and other Immune-Mediated Reactions
2.4.4. Other Skin Tumors

2.5. Congenital Diseases and Syndromes in Equine Dermatology

2.5.1. Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia (HERDA), Epidermolysis Bullosa, and Other Congenital Diseases
2.5.2. Miscellaneous

2.6. Cutaneous Neoplasms

2.6.1. Sarcoids
2.6.2. Melanocytic Tumors
2.6.3. Squamous Cell Carcinomas
2.6.4  Mastocytomas
2.6.5. Lymphomas

2.7. Alternatives in the Medical Treatment of Neoplasms

2.7.1. Electroporation and Electrochemotherapy
2.7.2. Immunotherapy
2.7.3. Radiotherapy
2.7.4. Dynamic Phototherapy
2.7.5. Cryotherapy
2.7.6. Other Therapies

2.8. Endocrine System I

2.8.1. Dysfunction of the Intermediate Portion of the Pituitary Gland
2.8.2. Equine Metabolic Syndrome
2.8.3. Endocrine Pancreas
2.8.4. Adrenal Insufficiency

2.9. Endocrine System II

2.9.1. Thyroid Gland
2.9.2. Calcium Disorders
2.9.3. Magnesium Disorders
2.9.4. Phosphorus Disorders

2.10. Nutritional Management of the Obese Horse

2.10.1. Body Condition Assessment
2.10.2. Weight Reduction and Caloric Restriction
2.10.3. Pharmacological Intervention
2.10.4. Exercise
2.10.5. Maintenance

A comprehensive teaching program, structured in well-developed teaching units, oriented towards learning that is compatible with your personal and professional life"