A complete and total update in Ruminant and Equine Production and Health with the most complete and effective training program on the online educational market"

In order to do a good job in the field, the professional must have a solid theoretical knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology and therapeutics, which they already possess through their higher academic training. But university programs sometimes lack extended and practical training.  

The Postgraduate Diploma develops the anatomy and physiology of the species of interest, focusing on the characteristics of each species from a pathophysiological point of view, directly related to animal health. 

After completing this training, the veterinary professional will have developed a specialized, broad and interrelated vision of the anatomy and physiology of the animal species under study and will be able to understand in a simple and global way the processes that can affect these individuals. 

Feeding in livestock and wildlife farms requires the optimal application of feeding procedures that allow the animal to obtain a balanced ration in terms of energy and nutrients. Therefore, it is essential to expand the principles governing the nutrition of different species, the nutritional value and characteristics of different foods, as well as the process of their preparation. This is so that the administrator or manager has the ability to make decisions and propose feeding techniques as part of their professional performance.  

The general objective of this Postgraduate Diploma is that the professional develops a specialized knowledge of animal nutrition and feed. They will apply the concepts of good sanitary and agricultural practices, ensuring the quality and safety of the food consumed by animals, without disturbing the health and profitability derived from agricultural and hunting activities, with a focus on prevention and sanitary control.  

Through studying this course, the student will gain satisfaction in being able to apply the theoretical knowledge they acquired in concrete practical cases.

Join the elite, with this highly effective training training and open new paths to help you advance in your professional progress"

This Postgraduate Diploma in Ruminant and Equine Production and Health offers you the advantages of a high-level scientific, teaching, and technological course. These are some of its most notable features: 

  • Latest technology in online teaching software
  • Highly visual teaching system, supported by graphic and schematic contents that are easy to assimilate and understand
  • Practical cases presented by practising experts
  • State-of-the-art interactive video systems
  • Teaching supported by telepractice
  • Continuous updating and recycling systems
  • Self-regulating learning: full compatibility with other occupations
  • Practical exercises for self-evaluation and learning verification
  • Support groups and educational synergies: questions to the expert, debate and knowledge forums
  • Communication with the teacher and individual reflection work
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection
  • Supplementary documentation databases are permanently available, even after the course

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

Our teaching staff is made up of professionals from different fields related to this specialty. In this way, we ensure that we provide you with the training update we are aiming for. A multidisciplinary team of professionals trained and experienced in different environments, who will develop the theoretical knowledge in an efficient way, but above all, they will bring their practical knowledge from their own experience to the course: one of the differential qualities of this training. 

This mastery of the subject matter is complemented by the effectiveness of the methodological design. Developed by a multidisciplinary team of e-learning experts, it integrates the latest advances in educational technology. This way, you will be able to study with a range of comfortable and versatile multimedia tools that will give you the operability you need in your training.  

The design of this program is based on Problem-Based Learning: an approach that conceives learning as a highly practical process. To achieve this remotely, we will use telepractice:  with the help of an innovative interactive video system, and learning from an expert, you will be able to acquire the knowledge as if you were actually dealing with the scenario you are learning about. A concept that will allow you to integrate and fix learning in a more realistic and permanent way. 

With the experience of working professionals and the analysis of real cases of success, in a high-impact training approach"

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


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. Animal Anatomy and Physiology 

1.1. Anatomy of Ruminants. 

1.1.1. Locomotor System. 
1.1.2. Digestive System. 
1.1.3. Cardiovascular System. 
1.1.4. Respiratory System. 
1.1.5. Circulatory System. 
1.1.6. Reproductive System. 
1.1.7. Nervous System and Sense Organs. 

1.2. Equine Anatomy. 

1.2.1. Locomotor System. 
1.2.2. Digestive System. 
1.2.3. Cardiovascular System. 
1.2.4. Respiratory System. 
1.2.5. Circulatory System. 
1.2.6. Reproductive System. 
1.2.7. Nervous System and Sense Organs. 

1.3. Swine Anatomy. 

1.3.1. Locomotor System. 
1.3.2. Digestive System. 
1.3.3. Cardiovascular System. 
1.3.4. Respiratory System. 
1.3.5. Circulatory System. 
1.3.6. Reproductive System. 
1.3.7. Nervous System and Sense Organs. 

1.4. Anatomy of Dogs and Cats. 

1.4.1. Locomotor System. 
1.4.2. Digestive System. 
1.4.3. Cardiovascular System. 
1.4.4. Respiratory System. 
1.4.5. Circulatory System. 
1.4.6. Reproductive System. 
1.4.7. Nervous System and Sense Organs. 

1.5. Anatomy of Birds. 

1.5.1. Locomotor System. 
1.5.2. Digestive System. 
1.5.3. Cardiovascular System. 
1.5.4. Respiratory System. 
1.5.5. Circulatory System. 
1.5.6. Reproductive System. 
1.5.7. Nervous System and Sense Organs. 

1.6. Neurophysiology. 

1.6.1. Introduction.  
1.6.2. The Neuron and The Synapse.  
1.6.3. Lower Motor Neuron, Upper Motor Neuron, and its Alterations. 
1.6.4. Autonomic Nervous System. 
1.6.5. Cerebrospinal Fluid and Blood-Brain Barrier. 

1.7. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology. 

1.7.1. Introduction. 
1.7.2. Electrical Activity of the Heart. Electrocardiogram.  
1.7.3. Pulmonary and Systemic Circulation.  
1.7.4. Neuronal and Hormonal Control of Blood Volume and Blood Pressure. 
1.7.5. Respiratory Function: Pulmonary Ventilation.  
1.7.6. Gas Exchange.  

1.8. Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Endocrinology.  

1.8.1. Regulation of Gastrointestinal Functions.  
1.8.2. Secretions of the Digestive Tract.  
1.8.3. Non-Fermentation Processes.  
1.8.4. Fermentation Processes.  
1.8.5. Endocrine System.  

1.9. Renal Physiology. 

1.9.1. Glomerular Filtration. 
1.9.2. Water Balance.  
1.9.3. Acid-base Balance. 

1.10. Reproduction Physiology.  

1.10.1. Reproductive Cycles.  
1.10.2. Gestation and Labor. 
1.10.3. Male Reproductive Physiology.  

Module 2. Animal Nutrition and Feed 

2.1. Introduction to Animal Nutrition and Feed. Types of Food. 

2.1.1. Grazing. 
2.1.2. Silage. 
2.1.3. Feed. 
2.1.4. Agro-Industrial By-Products. 
2.1.5. Supplements. 
2.1.6. Biotechnological Products. 

2.2. Food Analysis and Composition 

2.2.1. Water and Dry Material. 
2.2.2. Proximate Determination of Foods. 
2.2.3. Protein and Non-protein Nitrogen Analysis. 
2.2.4. Fiber Determination. 
2.2.5. Mineral Analysis. 

2.3. Nutritional Value of Animal Feeds. 

2.3.1. Digestibility. 
2.3.2. Crude and Digestible Protein. 
2.3.3. Energy Content. 

2.4. Nutrition and Digestion in Monogastric Animals. 

2.4.1. Digestive Processes in Swine. 
2.4.2. Digestive Processes in Poultry. 
2.4.3. Digestive Processes in Dogs and Cats. 
2.4.4. Prececal Digestion in Horses. 
2.4.6. Absorption and Detoxification 

2.5. Nutrition and Digestion in Ruminants and other Herbivores. 

2.5.1. Dynamics of Digestion in Ruminants. 
2.5.2. Control and Modification of Rumen Fermentation. 
2.5.3. Alternative Digestion Sites.  
2.5.4. Digestion and Environment. 

2.6. Absorption and Metabolism  

2.6.1. Metabolism of the Main Components of Food. 
2.6.2. Metabolism Control. 

2.7. Animal Feeding. 

2.7.1. Nutritional Requirements of Maintenance. 
2.7.2. Nutritional Requirements During Growth. 
2.7.3. Nutritional Requirements During Reproduction. 
2.7.4. Lactation. 
2.7.5. Voluntary Feed Intake. 

Module 3. Ruminant and Equine Production and Health

3.1. Main Ruminant Production Systems 

3.1.1. Cattle and Small Ruminants 
3.1.2. Production Systems: Intensive and Extensive 
3.1.3. Main Breeds and Productions: Meat and Milk 
3.1.4. Reproduction, Management and Feeding 
3.1.5. Facilities and Equipment 
3.1.6. Animal Hygiene and Welfare 

3.2. Main Equine Production Systems 

3.2.1. The Equine Sector 
3.2.2. Production Systems 
3.2.3. Main Breeds and Productions: Meat and Sport 
3.2.4. Reproduction, Management and Feeding 
3.2.5. Facilities and Equipment 
3.2.6. Animal Hygiene and Welfare 

3.3. Ruminant and Equine Necropsy 

3.3.1. Equipment and Instruments 
3.3.2. Medical History 
3.3.3. External Examination 
3.3.4. Orderly and Systematic Necropsy 
3.3.5. Sample Collection  
3.3.6. Completion of the Necropsy Report 
3.3.7. Disposal of the Corpse and Disinfection of Instruments 

3.4. Main General Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Ruminants 

3.4.1. Foot and Mouth Disease 
3.4.2. Bovine Viral Diarrhea 
3.4.3. Bluetongue 
3.4.4. Mammitis 
3.4.5. Contagious Agalaxia of Small Ruminants  
3.4.6. Piroplasmosis  

3.5. Main Respiratory Processes in Ruminants 

3.5.1. TB. 
3.5.2. Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis 
3.5.3. Pasteurellosis Bovine Hemorrhagic Septicemia 
3.5.4. Ovine Osteoarthritis 
3.5.5. Bronchopulmonary Nematodosis 

3.6. Main Digestive Processes in Ruminants  

3.6.1. Neonatal Diarrhea Syndrome 
3.6.2. Enterotoxemias 
3.6.3. Paratuberculosis 
3.6.4. Protozoosis  
3.6.5. Helminthiasis  

3.7. Main Reproductive Processes in Ruminants 

3.7.1. Bovine Brucellosis and Small Ruminant Brucellosis 
3.7.2. Ovine Enzootic Abortion 
3.7.3. Q Fever 
3.7.4. Toxoplasmosis 
3.7.5. Neosporosis 

3.8. Main Cutaneous Processes in Ruminants 

3.8.1. Pedero 
3.8.2. Bovine Hypodermosis 
3.8.3. Ruminant Mange 
3.8.4. Miasis 
3.8.5. Tick Infestation  

3.9. Main Nervous Processes in Ruminants 

3.9.1. Maedi-visna and Arthritis-encephalitis Caprinae 
3.9.2. Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies 
3.9.3. Clostidiosishistotoxic and Neurotoxic Diseases 
3.9.4. Listeriosis 
3.9.5. Cenurosis  

3.10. Main Equine Diseases  

3.10.1. Equine Rhinopneumonitis 
3.10.2. Equine Influenza 
3.10.3. Equine Mumps 
3.10.4. Equine Rhodococcosis 
3.10.5. Infectious Endometritis 
3.10.6. Equine Encephalitis 
3.10.7. Strongylosis