Advanced Equine Health through Nutrition
Next offering Winter 2014
Semester: Winter 2013
Start Date: January 07, 2013
End Date: March 31, 2013
Credit Towards a Certificate
12 weeks, students can be online anytime
Dr. Kathleen Crandell
Horse nutrition is an essential part of a horse's health, reproduction and performance, yet it often remains guided by mysterious concoctions and formulas which are often a detriment to a horse's health. This advanced course recognizes that feeding decisions can be complex and the advances in nutritional research and evolving horse management practices provide an opportunity to design nutritional plans based on current research and evidence-based practice optimizing your horses overall health and performance.
Advanced Equine Health through Nutrition will build your knowledge by improving the way you find and analyze information based on defensible evidence and apply that knowledge to the development of nutritional plans.
This course is delivered online and there is no requirement to come to the University of Guelph campus.
Advanced Equine Health through Nutrition is part of an advanced series of courses available to Equine Science Certificate and Diploma of Equine Studies students.
This course is an elective in the Equine Welfare Certificate and a core course in the Equine Veterinary Technicians Certificate.
Students who are planning and evaluating nutritional requirements of horses with specialized needs.
enjoy scholarly researchare ready to challenge current practises through examining the science
- Understanding the role of high fibre low starch diets
- Explore new research findings as they pertain to functional foods for health through nutrition
- Learn to correct nutritional deficiencies that may lead to diseased states
- Conduct a comparison of nutritional systems including NRC and INRA
- Assess, evaluate and develop feeding programs for specialized populations using evidence-based practice
Assessment MethodResearch, essays, papers and group discussion.
Equine Nutrition is part of the Equine Science Certificate program and the Diploma in Equine Studies. www.EquineStudiesDiploma.com
Equivalencies will be considered on an individual case basis.
Students who are taking this course as part of the Equine Veterinary Technicians Certificate will need to meet additional criteria to be awarded the certificate.
Required Materials Not Provided:
Equine Nutrition and Feeding (Confirmed)
Edition: Fourth Edition
Author(s): David Frape
Published by: Wiley-Blackwell in 2010
For more information, Contact Marjory Gaouette:
Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 53862
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.