This course will be offered in Winter 2013 and Summer 2014
Semester: Winter 2013
Additional Offerings: Summer 2015
Start Date: January 07, 2013
End Date: March 31, 2013
Credit Towards a Diploma
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There are no set times you must be online.
It is recommended you visit the course site a minimum of 3 times a week.
$549.00 Regular Tuition Fee
Dr. Kathleen Cavanagh
You know your horse needs a good solid nutritional program. His life and
career depend on the building blocks that nutrition will provide as the
solid foundation; but you don't need a Ph.D. to make sure your horse has a good basic diet! This non-degree online course leads you through the maze of equine nutrition
and gives you the practical knowledge and skills you need to develop and
maintain a healthy nutritional program for your horse. The course
covers the basics of nutrition, balancing rations and special populations.
This course is entirely online, so no travel to the University of Guelph is required.
This course is a core course in the Equine Science Certificate and Diploma in Equine Studies programs. For details about these programs, please see the program websites.
people responsible for the nutritional requirements of horses, including owners, trainers, coaches, barn managers, grooms and those working in the feed and tack industries.
You will learn to assess and balance a ration for a horse. At the end of the course, it is expected that you will demonstrate your ability to balance or assess a ration. You will learn how to do this by working through the following objectives:Understand theory related to the study of equine nutrition
Apply nutritional theory to horses under your care by assessing and developing proper nutritional programs
Grading SchemeParticipation 10%
5 Quizzes at 2% each 10%
Fact Sheet/Special Topics Assignment 40%
Final Quiz 40%
Assessment MethodOnline quizzes, participation in online discussions and written assignments submitted online.
Equine Nutrition will provide you with practical information on diet and nutrition and it's relationship to the health and performance of your horseAssessing your horse
Digestive function and nutrient requirements
Finding the balance
Practice at rationing
Broodmares and stallions
The growing foal
Problems of nutritional origin
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent,
or at least 18 years of age.
It is recommended Equine Science Certificate students complete Nutrition before the elective Growth & Development if selected.
It is recommended Diploma in Equine Studies students complete this course prior to GRowth & Development.
Required Materials Provided:
- Course Reader and Materials
Required Materials Not Provided:
Equine Nutrition and Feeding (Confirmed)
Author(s): David Frape
Published by: Wiley-Blackwell
Nutritional Requirements for Horses (Confirmed)
Edition: Sixth Revised
Published by: The National Academies Press in 2007
Publisher's website: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11653
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Phone: 519 824-4120 ext. 55000
These course details are based on information provided to date by the associated academic department or the course instructor. Course specific information remains subject to change until the actual date of course commencement. In the event of a discrepancy between the course information provided here and on the course website, the course website will be taken as official.