A study of the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems of the horse from anatomical and physiological perspectives. Prerequisite: BIO 101 or 110. Three hours lecture; two hours laboratory.
An introduction to all aspects of horse breeding including heredity, selection, the reproductive system of mares and stallions, live cover and artificial insemination, fetal development, parturition, care and handling of breeding stock and foals, breeding farm design and management. Lectures, laboratory, and visits to breeding farms. Experiential work required at the stable. Prerequisite: 116 or permission of Director of EQS.
A study of the management, design, and operation of stables and horse farms. Includes managing employees, basics of raising crops and pastures, designing buildings, arenas, and layout, transporting horses, insurance concerns, fire prevention, and farm vehicle maintenance. Lecture, discussion, practica, computer labs, and site visits to local stable. Includes an experiential work requirement at the stables. Prerequisite: EQS 110.