STUD AND STABLE MANAGEMENT
Credit points: 15
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.
Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE or requires Subject Coordinator approval
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
Saunders comprehensive veterinary dictionary
AuthorStuddert, V, Gay, C & Blood, D
PublisherELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES, LONDON
Horse sense: The guide to horse care in Australia and New Zealand
AuthorHuntington, P, Myers, J & Owens, E
PublisherCSIRO, COLLINGWOOD, VIC.
Horse and stable management
AuthorBrown, J, Pilliner, S & Davies, Z
PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING, OXFORD.
Racing Australia fact book
AuthorRacing Australia Published annually
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe
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
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.
|Report||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6|
One 45 minute practicum examination (1,000-words equivalent). Practicum examination during exam weeks
|Practical demonstration||Individual||No||20||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
One 15 minutes online quiz (300-words equivalent). Multiple choice and/or short answer quiz conducted online
|Quizzes||Individual||No||10||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.
|Oral presentation||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4|