This unique course was developed by veterinarians at the world-renowned University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The course will address horsemanship from a welfare perspective, within the context of “The Five Freedoms” of animal welfare. We’ll explore equine physiology, behavior and basic needs including housing, nutrition, hygiene and disease management. You’ll learn how to perform basic tasks to assess the overall condition of the horse and identify problem areas. We’ll also examine the specialized needs of the equine athlete and the major responsibilities we as owners, handlers or competitors must assume in order to ensure the health and welfare of our equine companions. Finally, we’ll look several special topics in equine welfare including disaster planning and the international welfare efforts now in place to protect working horses and other equids in key industries such as racing, international competition, tourism and even mining. By the conclusion of the course, you will be well equipped to develop a comprehensive welfare plan for any horses in your care.
Equine Welfare and Management
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Approx. 16 hours to complete
Approx. 16 hours to complete
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TOP REVIEWS FROM EQUINE WELFARE AND MANAGEMENT
Lots of information about basics of equine management. The major problems faced by owners and the manage-mental practices for better herd management.
I think it is a great course for those who are novice to horses. As well, it is informative to those of us who have had horses for many years.
that's really a great course and the course open my mind more and more and provide me with more information about Equines.
Very informative and very well explained. Easy to follow for a non expert.\n\nI am very happy I decided to do this course
It is one of the best courses I've been through so far. Thanks a lot to Dr. Claudia for mentorship.
Even with my years of horses, this is a great refresher. And I learned some new things too!!!
Good Information provided. I am the veterinarian but i found this course helpful and useful
Critical information is discussed in this course for any equine professional or novice.
University of California, Davis
UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.
What will I get if I purchase the Certificate?
When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.
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