STUD AND STABLE MANAGEMENT

AGR1SSM

2021

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. 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. The subject develops students' knowledge to identify the healthy horse, resources to maintain health and commonly used feed stuffs. Recognition and practice in the use of equipment used in the equine sector is undertaken in workshops. Students will develop specialised skills in planning for horse husbandry undertaken by equine specialists including farriers and dentists. In this subject, students will gain experience working with live animals.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE or requires Subject Coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is taught at the Epping campus of Melbourne Polytechnic. The student is expected to work with live animals. All use of animals is regulated through the Scientific Procedures License and The Australian Code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Practical classes may be held at a number of different properties, some owned by Melbourne Polytechnic and others covered by Memorandums of Understanding with Melbourne Polytechnic. Practical classes may also include site visits to suitable industry enterprises. Students will need to make their own way to the practical sites at their own cost. Students should also be aware that practical classes in this subject form part of the assessment.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Saunders comprehensive veterinary dictionary

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStuddert, V, Gay, C & Blood, D

Year2012

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES, LONDON

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Horse sense: The guide to horse care in Australia and New Zealand

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHuntington, P, Myers, J & Owens, E

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCSIRO, COLLINGWOOD, VIC.

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Source locationN/A

Horse and stable management

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBrown, J, Pilliner, S & Davies, Z

Year2003

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING, OXFORD.

ISBNN/A

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Racing Australia fact book

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRacing Australia Published annually

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRACING AUSTRALIA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.racingaustralia.horse/Aboutus/FactBook.aspx

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe the scope and components of the equine industry and identify the enterprises..
02. Apply Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S )and safe work practices for the equine industry.
03. Identify the healthy horse, and resources to maintain health.
04. Recognise and demonstrate use of equine equipment.
05. Identify commonly used feedstuffs, feeding rates and factors affecting correct feeding.
06. Plan and implement hoof care and dental work for a group of horses from the perspective of industry standards and welfare.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Delivered as either face-to-face or as a pre-recorded lecture

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.00 h practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Practical at Melbourne Polytechnic's Equine Facilities or other suitable equine facilities

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Delivered as self-directed learning reading material or online tasks

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One report (2,250-words). Select a horse breed for stud and stable. Identify and describe the husbandry requirement inc. farriery and dentistry and feeding requirements in order to maintain healthy horses.

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6

One 45 minute practicum examination (1,000-words equivalent). Practicum examination during exam weeks

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 15 minutes online quiz (300-words equivalent). Multiple choice and/or short answer quiz conducted online

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

One 15 minutes oral presentation (750-words equivalent). Select a horse breed, identify the specific equipment used for purpose on the breed and associated OH&S and welfare.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4