Minor in Equine Science - Introduction to Equine Science (A) ANSC 2002   Introduction to Equine Science (A)
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course is an introduction to the behaviour, anatomy, nutrition, and history of horses. What behavioural principles underlie horse training? How is their performance influenced by their conformation? What is unique about their digestive system? How did horses evolve? The course will include discussion of sources and treatment of illness and disabilities, and the biology and control of common parasites; demonstrations of English and Western riding (students will not be taught to ride); visits to the Truro Raceway; study of the importance of shoeing to the working horse; and exposure to the use of horses as draft animals.
NOTES: Fall semester
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab
  • Online Delivery

FORMAT COMMENTS: Lectures will be 1 hour in class and 2 online. Labs will be in class only.
LAB HOURS PER WEEK: 2
PREREQUISITES: second-year standing or equivalent, in any program