Credit points: 15
This subject provides a thorough understanding of digestive physiology and the biochemical principles that are required for optimal, progressive, nutritional management of horses. The science of individual feeds is investigated and applied. The subject content includes: anatomy and function of the digestive tract and the role of microbes in equine digestion, equine nutritional requirements and dietary deficiency or excess, factors affecting the absorption or availability of key nutrients, and feed composition and analysis. Students develop their skills in assessing a range of feed and recommending diets for optimal performance and health.
Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Advances in equine nutrition I-IV
PublisherNOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS, NOTTINGHAM, UK.
Recent advances in animal nutrition
AuthorGarnsworthy, P & Wiseman, J
PublisherCONTEXT PRODUCTS, PACKINGHAM, UK.
Equine applied and clinical nutrition: health, welfare and performance
AuthorGeor,R J, Harris, P A & Coenen M
Equine nutrition and feeding
Edition/Volume4TH REV EDN
PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL, CHICHESTER, UK.
Nutrient requirements of horses
AuthorNational Research Council (U.S.) Committee on
Edition/Volume6TH REV EDN
PublisherNATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS, WASHINGTON, DC.
Feeding horses in Australia: a guide for horse owners
AuthorKohnke, J, Kelleher, F & Trevor-Jones, P
PublisherRURAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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
Select to view your study options…
Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Delivered as either face-to-face or as a pre-recorded online lecture
PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 3.00 h practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Practical at Melbourne Polytechnic's Equine Facilities or other suitable equine facilities
TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Delivered as self- directed learning reading material or online tasks
Online quizzes (1,000-words equivalent). Five quizzes of equal value (200-words equivalent, each)
|Quizzes||Individual||No||25||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|
Individual Oral Presentation Diet Report (10 minutes, 500-words equivalent). Assess nutrient requirements of classes of horses against analysed pasture species to determine value and contribution in a range of diets
|Oral presentation||Individual||No||10||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Diet Project Report (1,000-words). Assess nutrient requirements of classes of horses against contents in a range of processed feeds and supplements to determine contribution in a range of diets
|Report||Individual||No||25||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Written exam (2 hours, 2,000-words equivalent)
|Central exam||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|