XII. Course Descriptions

Equine Studies

DEQN*1010 Introduction to the Horse Industry F (3-0) [0.50]
This course will explore business and employment opportunities in the horse industry. Various sectors and discplines will be studied to reveal the economic and employment impact on the horse industry provincially, nationally and internationally. An overall theme in this course will be the use of horses as sport and leisure animals versus horses used as agricultural commodities. A study of equine sport and regulatory governing bodies will also be studied in detail.
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*1050 Horse Health F (3-1) [0.50]
This course is an introduction to equine health and disease, the care of sick animals and other stable management practices related to the health care of horses.
Restriction(s): DAGR*4810
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*1070 Forage Management for Horses F (3-2) [0.50]
Students will learn the principles of forage establishemnt and management for the purpose of providing good quality, affordable pasture and hay for horses. Field trips provide students the opportunity to assess the conditions of local pastures and hay fields then discuss appropriate management practices.
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*1150 Practical Horse Care I F (1-3) [0.50]
This course introduces students to the elements and importance of day to day stable facility management. Daily animal care including feeding, watering, grooming, tack maintenance and turn out is taught and practiced. this course emphasizes safe handling of horses, occupational health and safety, daily routines and record keeping. Students are responsible for twice daily feeding and stall care.
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*2010 Horse Structure and Function W (3-1) [0.50]
This course encompasses the gross anatomy and physiology of the horse. The course includes an introduction to anatomical terminology, the integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, urinary system, cardio-vascular system, the respiratory system, the digestive system and the endocrine system.
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*2040 Horse Feeds and Nutrition W (2-1) [0.50]
This course introduces students to the topics of digestion, feed nutrients, feed stuffs and feeding practices for horses.
Restriction(s): DAGR*3820
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*2150 Practical Horse Care II W (1-3) [0.50]
This course builds on skills taught in Practical Horse Care I. Course focuses on building knowledge and skills in three functional areas: day to day facility operations, horse handling and daily care of horses. This course emphasizes further skill development in handling, grooming, bandaging, daily routine and hoof care. Students are responsible for twice daily feeding and stall care.
Prerequisite(s): DEQN*1150
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*2500 Industry Internship W (1-0) [0.50]
This course provides students with an opportunity to develop hands-on work experience and exposure to an equine environment. The focus of this internship is to further develop professional work habits and day-to-day horse handling skills. The internship is (160-200) hours and begins immediately following semester 2. A pass/fail grade will be assigned at the end of the course.
Co-requisite(s): DEQN*2150
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*3030 Horse Conformation and Lameness F (3-1) [0.50]
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to evaluate a horse's conformation, relate form to function and develop an understanding of the common lameness and blemishes found in horses and their relationship to athletic performance. (First offering - Fall 2014)
Prerequisite(s): DEQN*2010
Restriction(s): DAGR*3810
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*3050 Advanced Horse Nutrition F (3-2) [0.50]
Students will learn to identify and prevent common nutrition based disorders in a variety of horse production groups. Horses are used in this course to ensure authenticity and relevancy to real world industry issues. (First offering - Fall 2014)
Prerequisite(s): DEQN*2040
Restriction(s): DAGR*4780
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*3150 Practical Horse Care III F (1-3) [0.50]
This course builds on skills taught in Practical Horse Care II and expands to incorporate a student led and managed barn environment. This course emphasizes team work through managing student teams and leadership through working in supervisory capacity in the barn environment. Staff management, scheduling and efficient stable routine are also practiced. Students are responsible for twice daily feeding and stall care. (First offering - Fall 2014)
Prerequisite(s): DEQN*2150
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*3210 Equine Complementary Therapies F (2-1) [0.50]
This course covers the complementary therapies available to a horse care-giver or equine manager in the therapeutic or convalescent care of horses. The course includes an introduction to massage therapy, acupressure, acupuncture and herbology. As well, heat, hydro, cold and electromagnetic, ultrasonography and magnetic therapy are discussed. Case study and hands-on work will be included in the lab portion of the course. (First offering - Fall 2014)
Prerequisite(s): DEQN*2010
Restriction(s): DAGR*3930
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*4050 Rider Conditioning W (3-2) [0.50]
This course covers athletic conditioning requirements and guidelines for riders at each stage of athletic development. Equestrian discipline-specific considerations are also discussed. (First offering - Winter 2015)
Prerequisite(s): Minimum 8.00 credits
Restriction(s): DAGR*3750
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*4100 Horse Conditioning W (2-1) [0.50]
Students will learn to define exercise and understand the importance of conditioning a horse both physically and mentally. Students will also practice developing and monitoring a fitness program and illustrate methods to monitor fitness levels during training. (First offering - Winter 2015)
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Restriction(s): DAGR*4800
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*4130 Horse Reproduction W (3-1) [0.50]
Anatomy and physiology of the mare and stallion is covered, along with sexual maturation, breeding techniques and management, fertilization. gestation, panuritian and foal care. Management of stallions. mares and foals in regards to housing and handling is discussed along with genetic selection and inheritance. (First offering - Winter 2015)
Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits
Restriction(s): DAGR*4820
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*4200 Horse Facility Management and Design W (2-2) [0.50]
This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic skills and procedures used in the management of an equine facility. Topics included within this course are the building, renovating and management of horse facilities including site planning and interior design. Special consideration is given to environmental control, waste management and environmental stewardship. (First offering - Winter 2015)
Prerequisite(s): DENM*3150
Restriction(s): DAGR*4830
Location(s): Kemptville
DEQN*4320 Equine Business Venture W (3-0) [0.50]
In this course students will undertake a comprehensive study to develop a business plan for a new venture or develop a long term management plan for an existing equine operation. Drawing upon knowledge and skills gained from previous courses, students will complete and present a formal business report. (First offering - Winter 2015)
Prerequisite(s): 8.00 credits, including DAGR*2020
Restriction(s): DAGR*4610, DAGR*4650
Location(s): Kemptville
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1