AGR1271 EQUINE PRODUCTION II
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or the sophomore year.
AGR1271 - Equine Production II (3 hrs.)
This class will provide an in-depth study of genetics, nutrition and feeding, reproduction, breeding as it pertains to horses. Topics will include foal growth and development, facility design, transportation, management, and welfare issues pertaining to the horse.
AGR1250 Animal Nutrition
The purpose of this course is to provide an in depth study of the overall horse production and management, including the application of current research information pertaining to equine nutrition and feeding management, reproduction and breeding, and the overall management of the housing facilities for the horse.
The learner outcomes of Equine Production II are to help the student develop a further understanding of the overall horse production and management, including the application of current research information pertaining to equine nutrition and feeding management, reproduction and breeding, and the overall management of the housing facilities for the horse.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: Nutritional Health
Outcomes: Upon completion, the student will be able to discuss the overall body condition scoring, nutritional feed management, feeding issues and how to correct, and be able to discuss the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Properly evaluate the body condition score of the horse.
- Know the difference between a performance horse weight vs. an actual abuse/neglect case situation.
- Know and discuss the gastrointestinal tract functions in the horse.
- Know and discuss the general feeding management techniques.
- Recognize feed-related issues and how to correct them.
- Create feeding plans for the maintenance, performance, breeding, pregnant, and lactating horse that meets the nutritional needs.
- Discuss the ideas around feeding the metabolic-compromised horses.
- Discuss feeding regimens for HYPP and other genetic issues that can be compromised through feeding regimens.
UNIT 2: Reproduction and Foal Care
Outcomes: Upon completion, the student will be able to discuss the reproduction anatomy and physiology of the stallion and mare, breeding management, foal growth and development, care and management of the foal.
- Know and discuss anatomy and physiology of the stallion genital tract.
- Know general techniques of semen collection and evaluation.
- Know and discuss anatomy and physiology of the mare.
- Know general techniques of artificial insemination.
- Discuss hormonal control of the estrous cycle.
- Discuss the principles of breeding management.
- Know general evaluation of the problem mare.
- Know the care of the pregnant, foaling, and postpartum mare.
- Know the complications of pregnancy.
- Know the prediction of foaling.
- Know the indications to call for veterinary assistance with difficult foaling.
- Discuss routine care and medical problems of the newborn foal.
- Know the care of the orphan foal.
- Know the care and concerns of foal growth and development.
UNIT 3: Facility Management
Outcomes: Upon completion, the student will be able to discuss facilities design and management, proper transportation, barn management, welfare issues.
- Know the various housing facilities for horses.
- Know the management of those facilities.
- Discuss the differences between stalled vs. pasture horses and their behaviors that are affected.
- Discuss the time and cost management related to stall vs. pasture horses.
- Know the standard equipment that can be found on an equine farm.
- Know the risks related to various fencing, stalls, pasture and how to decrease the risk.
- Know the standard horse transportation methods and time they can be hauled in a healthy manner.
- Discuss the proper maintenance of a stall, run, and pasture.
- Be able to set schedules for the farrier and veterinarian.
- Discuss the various vices horses can develop within a stall or pasture.
- Know the prevention methods of those vices.
- Discuss the current welfare issues in the horse industry.
- Know the difference between abuse and neglect of a horse.
- Know the proper procedure for reporting a potential abuse case.
- Discuss both sides to the horse slaughter debate.
Various, refer to syllabus
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.
Refer to the following policies:
402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.