This is part 1 of the 2 part Large Animal Surgery course series. It aims to introduce students to surgical conditions, including trauma, encountered in the livestock animal (bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine, and camelids) and equine species in terms of pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment prognosis and management. Emphasis will be placed on the clinical approach to evaluate, diagnose and treat the patient, as well as up-to-date therapeutic opportunities and prognosis where available. Clinical reasoning will be honed using case-based scenarios, which in addition, will encourage better in-depth learning of the material. Mastery of material presented in this course will prepare the student for 4th year clinical rotations, the NAVLE board exam, and veterinary practice after graduation.