2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Aug 10, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AGE 140 - Equine Hoof Care


Description: Basic anatomy and physiology of the legs and feet. Equine conformation, movement and performance. Basic horseshoeing trimming techniques.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Anatomy of the lower limbs 
  2. Physiology of the lower limbs 
  3. Trimming and shoeing techniques 
  4. Relationship of anatomy and physiology to movement and performance 
  5. Equipment and products 
     

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the parts of the legs and feet of a horse. (1) 
  2. Explain the locomotion of the legs and feet. (1) 
  3. Diagnose injury and disease of the legs and feet. (1) 
  4. Describe proper horse conformation. (1, 2) 
  5. Distinguish various shoes and alternative hoof wear by use and purpose. (5) 
  6. Identify equipment and products by name, use and purpose. (5) 
  7. Assess a horse for balance, soundness and performance. (3,4) 
  8. Evaluate proper trimming and horseshoeing for health and performance. (3,4)