2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 13, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AGE 122 - Principles of Equine Nutrition


Description: Principles of horse nutrition and its application to horse health. Includes the equine digestive system, functions of feeds, nutrient needs, protein, minerals, vitamins, water-soluble vitamins and rations. Emphasis on identifying potential problems at an early stage, causes and prevention.

Credits: 2
Lecture: 2
Course Content:
  1. Equine digestive anatomy and physiology 
  2. Functions of feeds 
  3. Feed management practices 
  4. Nutrient needs 
  5. Diseases and ailments as they relate to nutrition 
  6. Henneke scoring system for body condition 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe what constitutes good nutritional health in a horse. (1, 6) 
  2. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system. (1) 
  3. Explain nutritional requirements from newborn to senior horses. (3,4,6) 
  4. Identify feed management practices for individual horse requirements. (2-6) 
  5. Describe diseases and disorders related to nutrition (3-6) 
  6. Identify quality feed and recognize potential dangers. (4)