STUD AND STABLE MANAGEMENT
Credit points: 15
This subject provides an introduction to the equine industry, its structure, operations and business models. The subject describes the scope and components of the equine industry and identifies the attributes of a range of equine enterprises. Students will be introduced to the safe work practices necessary when working with horses and equine equipment within the industry, especially when handling horses and managing animals within equine businesses. The subject develops knowledge that enables students to identify the healthy horse and resources to maintain health, and evaluate equipment and its effect on horse welfare. The subject also allows students to examine the relationship between equine form and function and management strategies that may optimise this relationship. Students are expected to work with live animals.
SchoolSchool of Life Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE.
Special conditions The student is expected to work with live animals. All use of animals is regulated through the Scientific Procedures Licence and The Australian Code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Horse and stable management||Recommended||Brown, J, Pilliner, S, & Davies, Z 2003||Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.|
|Readings||Saunders comprehensive veterinary dictionary, 4th edn||Recommended||Studdert, V, Gay, C & Blood, D 2012||Elsevier Health Sciences, London.|
|Readings||Racing Australia||Recommended||Racing Australia||Racing Australia|
|Readings||Horse sense: The guide to horse care in Australia and New Zealand, 2nd edn||Prescribed||Huntington, P, Myers, J & Owens, E 2004||CSIRO, Collingwood, VIC.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Describe the scope and components of the equine industry, and identify the enterprises.
- Lectures and Tutorials
02. Demonstrate safe work practices when collaboratively undertaking and presenting basic farm and horse management procedures.
- Lectures and practicals
03. Identify the healthy horse, resources to maintain health, and evaluate equipment and its effect on horse welfare.
04. Explain the relationship between equine form and function and management strategies that may optimise this relationship
- Lectures and Tutorials
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Epping, 2018, Week 08-23, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 21 and delivered via blended.
"12 x 2 hour lecture Classes per study period. (Semester)"
Ten 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 x 3 hour practical Classes per study period. (Semester) Held at Northern Lodge (Melbourne Polytechnic, Eden Park)"
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 21 and delivered via blended.
|Practical reports (2000 words total)||30||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Written exam (2 hours, 2000 words)||50||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Oral Presentation (10 minutes, 500 words)||20||03, 04|