SRJC Course Outlines

2/17/2020 2:56:19 AMEQSCI 80 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 80Title:  EQUINE & STABLE MNGMT  
Full Title:  Equine and Stable Management
Last Reviewed:2/10/2020

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: 
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Catalog Description:
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This course will provide students an understanding of management considerations to be better prepared for running and/or managing an equine enterprise. Topics covered will be: horse facilities; health care; equipment and tack; trailering horses; conditioning; pasture management; and managing the stalled horse. Field trips are an integral part of this course.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of EQSCI 25


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course will provide students an understanding of management considerations to be better prepared for running and/or managing an equine enterprise. Topics covered will be: horse facilities; health care; equipment and tack; trailering horses; conditioning; pasture management; and managing the stalled horse. Field trips are an integral part of this course.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of EQSCI 25
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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:TransferableEffective:Spring 2012Inactive:
 
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.  Analyze and discuss how horses respond in relation to management and environment.
2.  Define and meet the basic needs of horses.
3.  Describe basic equine operations.
4.  Recognize safe procedures in the handling of horses in and around the stable.
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify basic facilities requirements.
2.  Demonstrate daily responsibilities associated with stable management.
3.  Identify appropriate grooming techniques.
4.  Understand procedures to maintain horse stalls and paddocks.
5.  Select and describe care for tack and equipment appropriate for equine enterprises.
6.  Recognize unusual horse behavior and remedies in relation to management.
7.  Summarize considerations necessary for successful trailering of horses.
8.  Describe safety procedures in the event of an emergency.
9.  Recognize common equine health issues and identify preventative measures and remedies.
10. Assess nutritional needs and adjusting individual horse rations appropriately.
11. Explore resources and considerations in ordering supplies and feedstuffs in bulk.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Introduction
    A. Basic horse anatomy and physiology
    B. Daily care duties
    C. Restraint
         1. Halters
         2. Knots
         3. Twitches
         4. Hobbles
         5. Stocks
II.   Preventative Healthcare
    A. Infectious Diseases
         1. Infectious agents
         2. Vaccinations
         3. Nursing the sick horse
              a. Medications
              b. Administration
    B. Parasites
         1. Identification
         2. Anthelmintics
              a. Administration
              b. Rotation
    C. Routine Hoof Care
         1. Trimming
         2. Shoeing
    D. Routine Dental Care
    E. Alternative Therapies
         1. Acupressure
         2. Massage
         3. Chiropractic
         4. Homeopathy
         5. Supplements
III.  Lameness
    A. Determining the Cause
    B. Management
IV.  Muscle Injuries
    A. Determining the Cause
    B. Management
V.   Vices
    A. Determining the Cause
    B. Management
VI.  Stable Yard
    A. Physical Considerations
         1. Temperature
         2. Air Quality
         3. Stall Space
         4. Flooring
         5. Bedding
         6. Feed and Water
         7. Fencing
    B. Social/Behavior
         1. Horse to Horse Interaction
         2. Flight Animal
         3. Potential for vices
    C. Manure Management
    D. Pasture Management
    E. Equipment
VII.  Horse and Tack Care
    A. Saddlery and Tack Considerations
         1. Bridles and Bits
         2. Nosebands
         3. Martingales
         4. Breastplate
         5. Schooling Aids
         6. Saddles
         7. Blankets
         8. Pads
    B. Tack Care
         1. Maintenance
         2. Cleaning
    C. Preparing Horses for Use
         1. Bathing
              a. Wash Rack Considerations
              b. Products
         2. Grooming
              a. Equipment
              b. Clipping
              c. Wraps
              d. Plaiting
    D. Nutritional Considerations
         1. Equipment
              a. Feeders
              b. Waterers
         2. Behavior at Feeding
         3. Feeding Practices
         4. Vital Nutrients
         5. Supplements
        E. Care of the Horse after Untacking
        F. Conditioning
    G. Transporting Horses
         1. Wraps
         2. Boots
         3. Trailer Selection and Maintenance
         4. Loading and Unloading
    H. Emergencies
         1. When to Contact a Veterinarian
         2. Handling and Restraint Procedures
              a. In the Barn
              b. In the Field
              c. While Traveling
         3. Distress Symptoms
         4. First Aid Kids
         5. Wound Care
              a. First Aid
              b. Healing
         6. Broken Bones
         7. Euthanasia
         8. Disposal
VIII. Legal Aspects of Horse Business
    A. Bookkeeping and Records
    B. Labor Management
         1. Employee Versus Independent Contractor
         2. Wages
         3. Worker's Compensations
    C. Licenses and Permits
    D. Insurance
         1. Liability
         2. Mortality
    E. Contracts
    F. Taxes
         1. Federal
         2. State
         3. County
         4. Sales
    G. Professional Resources

Assignments:
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1. Reading approximately 30 pages per week
2. Homework assignments will be taken from periodicals, handouts and text
3. One written midterm and one final exam
4. Quizzes (3 - 5)
5. Term project (examples: management plan for brood mare barn, conditioning/rehabilitation
    plan)
6. Field trip/guest speaker critique reports (5 - 8)

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
30 - 40%
Homework assignments; field trip/guest speaker critique reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Term projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes and exams: essay; multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, diagram identification
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Equine Canada Stable Management Manual. Mayo, Sarah. Equine Canada. 2009 (classic)
Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage. Hill, Cherry. Storey Publishing. 2005 (classic)
Horse and Stable Management. 4th ed. Brown, Jeremy and Pilliner, Sarah and Davies, Zoe. Blackwell Publishing. 2003 (classic)
Stablekeeping. Hill, Cherry and Klimesh, Richard. Storey Publishing. 2000 (classic)

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