Minor in Equine Science - Equine Genetics and Reproductive Management (A) ANSC 3008   Equine Genetics and Reproductive Management (A)
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Students examine in detail the processes of reproduction and lactation in horses, as well as the requirements for care and management of the mare during breeding, parturition, and lactation. Students also study the growth and development of the foal and the requirements for care of the foal. The common breeds of horses and the genetics of coat colour, conformation, and performance will be discussed. The course will enable the students to evaluate the genetic merit of sires and dams, and to plan matings and genetic strategies to meet the genetic goals of their operation. Finally, students will obtain a basic knowledge of health care and disease prevention, and be able to address issues related to biosecurity.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab

LAB HOURS PER WEEK: 2
PREREQUISITES: ANSC 2002.03 and GENE 2000.03