Nov 27, 2022  
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EQUS 204 - Equine Facilities Management

4 Credit(s)
In this capstone course, the student will learn the fundamentals of managing and operating an equine facility by utilizing knowledge that they gained in the previous EQUS courses. The paradigm for the course will be the creation and maintenance of a productive, healthy environment for horses with a variety of stabling and pasture scenarios, while emphasizing the business aspects of the operation. Ancillary equine health-related topics will include record keeping nutrition and feeding protocols, disease prevention, human and equine safety, and equine athletic conditioning. Topics related to facility management may include barn/stable design, regulatory aspects of building an equine facility, barn ventilation and waste management, development and maintenance of performance surfaces (arenas and tracks), and equine transportation. Students will demonstrate their understanding of course material via class participation, laboratories, field and research reports, presentations, and examinations. $40 Course Fee.

Prerequisite(s): EQUS 101 , EQUS 201 , EQUS 202 , and EQUS 203 ; or c/i.



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