SRJC Course Outlines

2/21/2020 5:49:15 PMEQSCI 170 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 170Title:  FARRIER SCIENCE  
Full Title:  Farrier Science
Last Reviewed:8/28/2017

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 166A

Catalog Description:
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Basic anatomy and physiology of the horse's limbs and feet. Causes, treatment and prevention of common lameness problems, horseshoeing terminology, and guidelines for assessing proper horseshoeing and hoof trimming.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Basic anatomy and physiology of the horse's limbs and feet. Causes, treatment and prevention of common lameness problems, horseshoeing terminology, and guidelines for assessing proper horseshoeing and hoof trimming.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify and describe basic anatomy and physiology of the horse's limbs and feet.
2.  Identify causes, treatment and prevention of common lameness problems.
3.  Define horseshoeing terminology and explain guidelines for assessing a proper horseshoeing
    job.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify all bones, major ligaments and tendons of the front and hind limbs and describe their
    function.
2. Assess a horse's foot and evaluate measures to gain proper balance.
3. Analyze various horses' motions and appraise applicable shoeing techniques for maximum
    horse benefit.
4. Compare unsoundnesses of the hoof and appraise their causes.
5. Diagram the internal and external parts of the hoof and analyze their function.
6. Examine hoof trimming tools and assess their function.
7. Assess horse hooves and discuss a plan to achieve proper balance.

Topics and Scope
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I. Basic Anatomy of the Skeleton of the Horse
    A. Ligaments of the forelimb and hindlimb
    B. Tendons of the forelimb and hindlimb
II. Anatomy of the Hoof
    A. Proper balance
    B. Diseases
    C. Terms and function of the hoof
III. Shoeing to Correct Gait Faults
    A. Shoeing techniques
    B. Corrective and therapeutic shoeing
IV. Ailments and Unsoundnesses of the Foot
    A. Conformation problems
    B. Thin walls
    C. Dropped soles
V. Hoof Trimming and Horse Shoeing Tools
    A. Function
    B. Costs
    C. Identification
VI. Barefoot Trimming
    A. Advantages and disadvantages
    B. Costs
    C. Skills needed
VII. Effects of Age, Health, and Conformation on Feet

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments from instructor prepared materials of approximately 5 to 10 pages
    weekly
2. Demonstration of proper horseshoeing techniques in a classroom setting
3. Observe and report on trimming and proper balance of hoof
4. Quizzes (2-5), final exam
5. Presentation or written report (3-5 pages) on topic related to farrier science

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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Assessment of horseshoeing and trimming demonstration and techniques
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Demonstration of leg and foot anatomical structures, trimming techniques
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes and exams: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Presentation or report


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Gregory's Textbook of Farriery. Gregory, Chris. Heartland Horseshoeing School. 2011 (classic)

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