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Horse Production
HORSE PRODUCT.
CLASS CODE: AS 340 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: ANIMAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Production practices in the selection, care and evaluation of horses. Designed to provide students with better understanding of the modern equine industry. Students will learn principles of horse health, breeds of horses, their characteristics, and their uses, as well as equine behavior, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and reproduction.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: *Horse breeds
*Characteristics and uses
*Equine behavior and training
*equine health
*Prevention and treatment of diseases
*Anatomy and physiology
*Nutrition
*Reproduction
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Become aware of the various career opportunities in the equine industry.
2. Identify the benefits and responsibilities of horse ownership
3. Understand the basic factors involved in the selection and buying of a horse.
4. Recognize the various conformation traits that lead to horse soundness.
5. Recognize the various breeds and breed associations within the modern equine industry.
6. Identify physical facility requirements for proper care of the horse.
7. Gain a better understanding of handling, training and conditioning techniques that are employed in the industry.
8. Identify procedures and techniques used for the proper care of the foot.
9. Gain knowledge and understand of equine illness and diseases.
10. Recognize the various factors involved in the breeding of horses.
11. Recognize the various factors involved in proper nutrition of the horse.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: Several out-of-classroom fieldtrips to livestock enterprises will be provided.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001