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Horse Care III (Equine Nutrition) Course Online

Improve your equine health and welfare knowledge

Equine Nutrition

This course serves as a practical survey and review of the principles of nutrition and feeding management for horses. Topics covered in the course include a study of the horse’s digestive anatomy and physiology, review of the basic nutrients, different factors affecting the nutritional requirements of horses, body condition scoring, types of feeds for horses, feed evaluation and selection criteria, utilization of pasture feed, general feeding program management, and diseases related to diet and feed.

Course Aims

  • Identify the use and purpose of protective equipment for horses including blankets, bandages and boots
  • Determine the procedures required to maintain a horse’s health
  • Develop a program to prepare a horse for showing
  • Prepare a management plan for a horse while away from its home
  • Develop a plan for the management of a horse industry event
  • Analyse the management of a horse enterprise, including its marketing and financial viability

Course Structure

There are 6 lessons in this course:

1. Review of Digestive Anatomy and Physiology
  • Importance of Research in Equine Nutrition
  • General Characteristics of the Horse’s Digestive System
  • Review of the Horse’s Digestive Tract
  • Review of Nutrient Digestion Sites
  • Factors Affecting Digestion and Digestibility

2. Review of the Basic Nutrients

  • Definition of Nutrition
  • Challenges in Meeting Nutrient Requirements
  • Review of Basic Nutrients (Water, Energy, Protein, Vitamins, Minerals)

3 Factors Affecting Nutrient Requirements of the Horse

  • Challenges to Providing Good Nutrition to Horses
  • Stage of Life Factors (Maintenance Horses, Performance Horses, Breeding Horses, Growing Horses, Older Horses)
  • Environmental Factors
  • Body Condition Scoring

4. Feed Factors Affecting Feed Value

  • Basic Feed Selection Criteria
  • Determining the Value of Feed
  • Types of Feed for Horses
  • Roughages
  • Concentrates
  • Mixed Feeds
  • Additives

5. Feeding Program Management for Horses

  • Considerations for Feeding Horses
  • Feeding Management Basics
  • General Feeding Programs
  • Feeding Horses with Special Circumstances
  • Evaluating Commercial Feeds
  • Feeding Systems
  • Utilizing Pasture Feed
6. Disease Related to Diet and Feed
  • Understanding Malnutrition
  • Diagnosing a Feed-Induced Disease
  • Managing Over-nourished and Undernourished Horses
  • Feed-Induced Diseases
  • Poisonous Plants and Feed Toxins

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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    Improve your equine health and welfare knowledge

    Equine Nutrition

    This course serves as a practical survey and review of the principles of nutrition and feeding management for horses. Topics covered in the course include a study of the horse’s digestive anatomy and physiology, review of the basic nutrients, different factors affecting the nutritional requirements of horses, body condition scoring, types of feeds for horses, feed evaluation and selection criteria, utilization of pasture feed, general feeding program management, and diseases related to diet and feed.

    Course Aims

    • Identify the use and purpose of protective equipment for horses including blankets, bandages and boots
    • Determine the procedures required to maintain a horse’s health
    • Develop a program to prepare a horse for showing
    • Prepare a management plan for a horse while away from its home
    • Develop a plan for the management of a horse industry event
    • Analyse the management of a horse enterprise, including its marketing and financial viability

    Course Structure

    There are 6 lessons in this course:

    1. Review of Digestive Anatomy and Physiology
    • Importance of Research in Equine Nutrition
    • General Characteristics of the Horse’s Digestive System
    • Review of the Horse’s Digestive Tract
    • Review of Nutrient Digestion Sites
    • Factors Affecting Digestion and Digestibility

    2. Review of the Basic Nutrients

    • Definition of Nutrition
    • Challenges in Meeting Nutrient Requirements
    • Review of Basic Nutrients (Water, Energy, Protein, Vitamins, Minerals)

    3 Factors Affecting Nutrient Requirements of the Horse

    • Challenges to Providing Good Nutrition to Horses
    • Stage of Life Factors (Maintenance Horses, Performance Horses, Breeding Horses, Growing Horses, Older Horses)
    • Environmental Factors
    • Body Condition Scoring

    4. Feed Factors Affecting Feed Value

    • Basic Feed Selection Criteria
    • Determining the Value of Feed
    • Types of Feed for Horses
    • Roughages
    • Concentrates
    • Mixed Feeds
    • Additives

    5. Feeding Program Management for Horses

    • Considerations for Feeding Horses
    • Feeding Management Basics
    • General Feeding Programs
    • Feeding Horses with Special Circumstances
    • Evaluating Commercial Feeds
    • Feeding Systems
    • Utilizing Pasture Feed
    6. Disease Related to Diet and Feed
    • Understanding Malnutrition
    • Diagnosing a Feed-Induced Disease
    • Managing Over-nourished and Undernourished Horses
    • Feed-Induced Diseases
    • Poisonous Plants and Feed Toxins

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

      Clear

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