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Beginner Level
Approx. 18 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

The Normal Horse: Basic Physiology

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 72 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
The Five Freedoms5m
Introduction to the Normal Horse59s
Recognizing a Normal, Healthy Horse2m
Assessing Key Vital Signs8m
Evaluating Weight and Body Conditions7m
Recognizing Variations Among Breeds5m
Basic Equine Anatomy and Terminology6m
Natural and Acquired Locomotion and Gaits6m
Hoof Physiology7m
The Musculoskeletal System7m
The Vision and Nervous System10m
2 readings
A Note From UC Davis10m
Suggested Activity: Documenting a Horse's Vital Signs30m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Maintaining Good Hydration and Nutrition

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 52 min)
5 videos
The Importance of Hydration13m
The Digestive System11m
Benefits and Detriments of Various Feed Types11m
Determining Nutritional Requirements14m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Providing Proper Care and a Safe Environment

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 62 min)
8 videos
Applying Standards of Care6m
Assessing Stall, Pen, and Pasture Quality6m
Applying Standards of Care11m
Ensuring Safety5m
Emergency Preparedness, Evacuation and Rescue13m
Footing Surfaces: Where Horses Work, Train or Perform11m
Exercising Your Horse5m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Assess Fitness, Prevent Common Diseases and Injuries

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 59 min)
9 videos
Assess Cardiovascular and Musculoskeletal Fitness5m
Maintaining Health and Preventing Common Ailments5m
Deworming: Centerpiece of a Preventative Health Program6m
Preparing a Vaccination Plan for Disease Prevention4m
Hoof and Dental Care5m
Preventing Diseases with Biosecurity5m
Recognizing Signs of Pain and Discomfort7m
Common Ailments and Injuries18m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m

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