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Equine Nutrition
EQUINE NUTR
CLASS CODE: AS 435 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: ANIMAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Detailed study of the various factors influencing equine nutrient requirements for maintenance, growth, reproduction, lactation and work. Feeding practices, determination of appropriate feedstuffs and economical feeding principles will be applied.
TAUGHT: Fall, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: *Nutrients and requirements
*Nutrient digestion and absorption
*Feedstuffs
*Protein feedstuffs
*Roughages
*Minerals and vitamins
*Feed additives
*Feed processing techniques
*Diet evaluation
*Feeding practice
*Ration formulation
*Feed-related poisonings
*Feeding cost and analysis
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Become aware of the various nutrient requirements for the various stages of equine production.
2. Learn and identify common feedstuffs used in the equine industry.
3. Understand the basic factors involved in the selection and purchase of feedstuffs.
4. Understand the impact that various feedstuffs and processing techniques have on animal performance
5. Recognize the importance and use of feed additives.
6. Learn the importance feed analysis and the application of those analyses.
7. Understand ration balancing techniques and their application in the horse performance.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: AS 220
OTHER: Several out-of-classroom fieldtrips to livestock enterprises will be provided.
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 2004