Sep 29, 2022  
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EQUS 113 - Animal Behavior, Safety & Handling

4 Credit(s)
In this course, the student will learn the fundamentals of animal behavior and safe handling. Knowing each species specific defensive behaviors is required to know how to safely restrain the animal. Restraint is sometimes necessary for both grooming and treatment of the animal, so that both the animal and the restrainer do not get injured in the process. The student will understand how to approach each animal species, what sets off the fight/flight reaction and how to both catch and restrain the animal in a human manner. Different knot tying techniques will be demonstrated for equine restraint for both farrier work and treatment. Students will be evaluated based on knowledge of course content through class discussions of lecture material, course examinations, and other written and lab assignments. $35 Course Fee



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