SRJC Course Outlines

4/23/2024 10:14:35 AMAG 165 Course Outline as of Spring 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  AG 165Title:  EQUINE SCIENCE,SURVEY OF  
Full Title:  Survey of Equine Science
Last Reviewed:10/22/2012

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 265A

Catalog Description:
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A survey of the equine industry including selection, feeding, breeding, handling, and diseases.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introductory course covering topics within the equine industry including selection, feeding, handling, and diseases.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will:
1.  Appraise common horse diseases and parasites and their control.
2.  Select horses by live analysis and performance information.
3.  Design a horse reproduction and breeding system according to sound
   management business practices.
4.  Compare a minimum of eight common breeds of horses and assess their
5.  Design horse handling facilities with cost analysis of preparation.
6.  Assess the nutrient requirements of different ages and uses of horses
   and how those requirements may be met.
7.  Appraise career opportunities and requirements for successful
   employment from a historical point of view.

Topics and Scope
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 1.  Unit One: Disease and Parasites
     a.  Common equine health problems
     b.  Parasite control
     c.  Health programs
2.  Unit Two: Equine Selection
     a.  Functional anatomy
     b.  Selection
     c.  Evaluation of unsoundness
     d.  Vices
3.  Unit Three: Breeding and Reproduction
     a.  Stallion management
     b.  The mare
     c.  Gestation
     d.  Foal management
4.   Unit Four: Horse Breeds and Classes
     a.  Origin and adaptation
     b.  Classes
     c.  Major uses
5.  Unit Five: Equine Facilities and Equipment
     a.  Ranch layout
     b.  Facilities
     c.  Equipment identification and cost
6.  Unit Six: Feeding and Nutrition
     a.  Digestion and utilization of feed
     b.  Nutrient requirements
     c.  Pasture management
7.  Unit Seven: History and Development of the Horse Industry
     a.  Evolution and domestication of the horse
     b.  Historical and cultural uses
     c.  Economic importance and job placement

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Reading and study assignments may average twenty to thirty pages per week.
A term paper (5-10 pages) is required.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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HORSES: J.W. Evans, Third Edition, W. H. Freeman and Company, 2000

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