Class information

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Institution The University of Edinburgh
Code N/A
Language English
Next session To be announced
Estimated workload 3-4 hours/week
Level N/A
Categories Medicine
Instructors Jo-Anne Murray
Andrea D Ellis

Sessions

Start date Duration
Past Jan. 26, 2015 5 weeks
Past Jan. 27, 2014 5 weeks
Past Jan. 28, 2013 5 weeks

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Description

This course is designed to provide knowledge of equine digestion and nutrition for those with an interest in this area. The anatomy and physiology of the equine alimentary canal will be studied to provide students with an understanding of the equine digestive system.  Nutrient sources for horses will be discussed, with emphasis placed on the health and welfare issues surrounding the inclusion of various types of feedstuffs in equine diets.  Students will also discuss recommendations on rations for horses and ponies performing various activities and should feel better equipped to make judgements on rations for horses and ponies, in health ...

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Prerequisites

No background in equine nutrition is required. 

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