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Animal Science (AN SC)

AN SC 467W Equine Nutrition and Feeding (3) Equine gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology; energy and nutrient requirements for body functions; applied interrelationships between nutrition, health, and performance.

AN SC 467W Equine Nutrition and Feeding (3)

AN SC 467W, Equine Nutrition and Feeding, is a 3 credit junior or senior-level course emphasizing the application of biological principles to the proper nutrition of horses. Students scheduling this course must first complete AN SC 301. Course objectives are that upon completion of the course, students should be able to a) Apply an understanding of form and function of the equine gastrointestinal tract to actual feeding management problems associated with athletic performance or health concerns; b) Describe the nutrient and energy requirements of horses in different physiologic states and apply these in diet evaluation and formulation; c) Communicate to clients, customers and peers important information about equine nutrition, enabling them to improve the health and performance of their horse without having to take a course on equine nutrition. Each student will complete a 3000 to 3500 word paper on how some aspect of nutrition might be applied to improve equine health or performance. The writing project will involve an oral presentation, multiple drafts and require students to review and provide feedback on each others’ work. Students will be evaluated via a series of assigned homework, exams, class participation, and the overall writing project.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 301

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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