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ANS 200 Introduction to Equine Science
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Introduction to equine sciences: including basic structure and function of equine anatomy, disease prevention and treatment, common breeds, and nutritional requirements of horses.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: Recommended by Agricultural Advisory Council

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain the history and development of the horse.
2. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the basics of equine science.
3. (Analysis Level) Compare the common breeds of horses and assess their differences.
4. (Comprehension Level) Describe the structure and function of a horse.
5. (Knowledge Level) Identify the general anatomical areas of a horse.
6. (Evaluation Level) Interpret and apply the process for determining the age, height, and weight of a horse.
7. (Comprehension Level) Explain basic genetic principles involved in horse breeding.
8. (Analysis Level) Examine the anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems.
9. (Evaluation Level) Describe and defend the ideal conformation characteristics of a horse.
10. (Evaluation Level) Predict the possible lameness that could result from poor conformation
11. (Analysis Level) Examine and explain signs, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of equine infectious diseases and parasites.
12. (Evaluation Level) Assess the nutrient requirements of different ages and uses of horses.
13. (Evaluation Level) Predict the possible problems due to dietary excess or deficiencies of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements.
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