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Equine Science

Required Courses

  • Intro to Equine Care & Use (A&VS 281)

    Survey of basic equine care and use; breeds of horses and their use; basic care and maintenance of equines including feeding, health care, housing and equipment, as well as equine behavior and its relationship to safety and handling practices. The overall course objective is to provide the student with the basic information for selecting, owning, and caring for horses in a safe manner.

  • Equine Handling & Ground Training Lab (A&VS 282)

    This introductory course provides students with hands-on skills to safely handle and train horses from the ground. Students will learn to identify equine body language, and understand how their body language, position, and use of aids can be used to teach horses from the ground.

  • Advanced Horse Management (ANPR 344)

    Application of scientific principles and concepts in genetics, breeding, nutrition, reproduction, and anatomy to efficient production and management of horses.

  • Applied Nutrition (ANNU 361)

    Feedstuffs, feed processing storage and additives, nutrient requirements and ration formulation for beef and dairy cattle, sheep, and horses.

Select ONE of the following:

  • Growth and Lactation Physiology (ANPH 400)

    Animal life cycles; nature of growth and lactation; effects of biological, environmental, and social-psychological variants; physiological regulation and control.

  • Physiology of Reproduction (ANPH 424)

    Comparative physiology of reproduction in higher animals; endocrine functions involved in reproduction; genetic and environmental variations in fertility mechanisms.

  • Veterinary Anatomy (VETS 401)

    Functional study of domestic and farm animal anatomy.

Select TWO of the following:

  • Equine Hoof and Limb (A&VS 343)

    Students in this course gain in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the equine hoof and limb. Students will study tendons, ligaments, bones, soundness, hoof structure, shoeing principles, laminitis, and navicular disease.

  • Riding Theory and Techniques (A&VS 370)

    Advanced methods and techniques for performance in hunter and stock horse events; anatomical, physiological, and psychological implications; preparation of horses and riders.

  • Research (A&VS 497)

    Independent research projects.

  • Horse/Livestock/Poultry Evaluation (ANPR 338)

    Appraisal of horses, cattle, sheep, poultry, and swine. Evaluation of scientific techniques used in selecting those species. Tours of representative flocks, herds and stables will be required.

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