Equine Management (EQU) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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EQU 110 - Fundamentals of Horse Management
Surveys horse breeds, their functions and uses. Addresses horse conformation facilities, and basic feeds and feedings. Includes study of principles of horse nutrition.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EQU 134 - Equine Footcare and Lameness
Introduces the identification, treatment and prevention of equine lameness and foot care. Emphasizes a thorough but practical working knowledge of the principle equine foot ailments and their treatment.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
EQU 136 - Equine Health Care, Nutrition, and Breeding
Covers diseases affecting equine species. Includes symptoms, care and prevention, treatment of major diseases and problems affecting horses, terminology and the application of basic nutritional principles to equine feeding. Includes the evaluation of common feeds for nutritional content and formulation into balanced rations. Teaches breeding systems, breeding contracts, and accurate record keeping. Stresses reproductive anatomy, physiology, and horse genetics.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
EQU 137 - Equine Facilities Management
Introduces the design and maintenance of horse facilities to include construction considerations in the areas of equipment selection, pasture management, and breeding. Introduces stable building and maintenance as well as jump construction.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
EQU 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
EQU 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits