STUD AND STABLE MANAGEMENT

AGR1SSM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is an introduction to the equine industry, its structure, operations and business models. It describes the scope and components of the equine industry and identifies the attributes of a range of equine enterprises. It introduces the student to the necessary safe work practices that need to be applied when working with horses and within the industry, especially when handling horses and managing animals within equine businesses. The subject develops students knowledge to identify the healthy horse, resources to maintain health, and evaluateequipment and its effect on horse welfare. The subject also allows the student 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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHorse and stable managementRecommendedBrown, J, Pilliner, S, & Davies, Z 2003Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.
ReadingsSaunders comprehensive veterinary dictionary, 4th ednRecommendedStuddert, V, Gay, C & Blood, D 2012Elsevier Health Sciences, London.
ReadingsRacing AustraliaRecommendedRacing AustraliaRacing Australia

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the scope and components of the equine industry, and identify the enterprises.

Activities:
Lectures and Tutorials

02. Demonstrate safe work practices when collaboratively undertaking and presenting basic farm and horse management procedures.

Activities:
Lectures and practicals

03. Identify the healthy horse, resources to maintain health, and evaluate equipment and its effect on horse welfare.

Activities:
Practicals

04. Explain the relationship between equine form and function and management strategies that may optimise this relationship

Activities:
Lectures and Tutorials

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Seven 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"7 x 2 hour lecture Classes per study period. (Semester)"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Six 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"6 x 3 hour practical Classes per study period. (Semester) Held at Northern Lodge (Melbourne Polytechnic, Eden Park)"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
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 01, 02, 03