ADVANCED EQUINE SPECIALISATION

AGR3AES

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject allows students to choose an area of the equine industry of interest and advance their knowledge in that area through development of a management program for a horse. The program must ensure it will meet requirements of industry and consider the conformation, temperament and ability, as well as management of the horse to return it fit for purpose should problems or injuries arise. The economic viability of the program and opportunities for utilization of advanced technology in the program will also be considered.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures will be used to deliver theoretical knowledge and provide relevant examples; practical placement will provide students with work integrated learning opportunities to further develop skill and knowledge in a chosen area of the equine industry; the placement enterprise and associated horses will be used by students as a model for associated assessments.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesAGR2ELP OR AGR2EQR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThe 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 placement at a suitable industry enterprise must be undertaken. Students will need to arrange and make their own way to the practical placement sites at their own cost. Students should also be aware that practical placement in this subject forms part of the assessment.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Equine medicine, surgery and reproduction

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMair, T, Love, S, Schumacher, J, Smith, R & Frazer, G

Year2013

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherSAUNDERS/ELSEVIER, EDINBURGH.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Equine sports medicine and surgery

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHinchcliff, KW, Kaneps, AJ & Geor, RJ

Year2014

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherSAUNDERS ELSEVIER, EDINBURGH, UK.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Financial management for agribusiness

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorObst, W., Graham, R, & Christie, G

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCSIRO PUBLISHING, COLLINGWOOD

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Equine applied and clinical nutrition: health, welfare and performance

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorGeor, RJ, Harris, PA & Coenen, M

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSAUNDERS/ELSEVIER, EDINBURGH, UK

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Equitation science

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMcGreevy, PD & McLean, AN

Year2018

Edition/Volume2nd EDN

PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL, CHICHESTER

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Equine reproduction

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMcKinnon, AO, Squires, EL, Valla, WE & Varner, DD

Year2011

Edition/Volume2ND REV EDN

PublisherIOWA STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS, ARNES AI

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Equine nutrition and feeding

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorFrape, D

Year2010

Edition/Volume4TH REV EDN

PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL, CHICHESTER, UK.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Equine permaculture: regenerative horse property design & pasture management: a collection of articles

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorVan Den Berg, M & Huggins, N

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMB EQUINE SERVICES

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Equine injury, therapy and rehabilitation

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBromiley, MW

Year2007

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING, AMES, IOWA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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. Develop a management program which prepares horses to meet industry requirements.
02. Analyse horse characteristics to determine suitability for intended industry purpose.
03. Develop and critically review management programs for horses with problems or injuries to optimize their successful return to purpose.
04. Critically analyse horse management programs from an economic viewpoint.
05. Develop advanced technology strategies and communicate them to industry.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Delivered as a pre-recorded lecture

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 36.00 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Practical placement at suitable equine facility.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One report (2,000-words). A horse management program report for a chosen area of the equine industry

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One reflective journal (1,250-words). Reflective journal of practical placement and work integrated learning experiences

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO4

One 20-min oral presentation (1,000-words equivalent).  Students are required to present a brief summary of the management program report , then consider its economic viability and opportunities for introducing advanced technologies

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5