Synopsis: This is a self-paced, interactive online course. It is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the nutritional management and requirements of horses. The class runs from January 22 - May 4, 2020.
Start Time: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:00 AM
End Time: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Camden County College
Address: Cooper Plaza
Campus: Off Campus
City, State, Country: NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
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Contact Name: Carol Broccoli
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7207
Additional Information:

This course is appropriate for both novice and experienced horse enthusiasts, though some background in both nutrition and equine science is necessary to excel in the course.

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and compare the basic digestive anatomy of horses and how it relates to digestion and absorption.
  2. Recognize the diversity of a horse's nutritional requirements based on different life stages.
  3. Critically evaluate feeding programs, recognize deficits/excesses in the rations, and know the signs to look for in horses fed deficient or excess nutrients.
  4. Critique feeds and supplements with regard to quality, nutrient content, and necessity in a horse's ration.
  5. Design a feeding program for a farm incorporating 3-4 different life stages and one problem horse.

Course Format and Assessment

This online course is very interactive. It includes readings, videos, class assessments, and discussions, along with mini case studies and a group project. Each week there are discussions and assignments that have due dates, but there are no scheduled 'lectures.' Therefore, when you complete the work is entirely up to you and what works for your schedule. It is required for you to have access to a computer for ease of viewing the material and completing the assignments. Student performance assessment is based on quizzes, exams, case studies, and a feeding program project.

Who Can Attend?

This 14-week program is an undergraduate course that is offered on a noncredit basis to horse owners, trainers, feed sales representatives, and anyone else who is interested in the topic. A high school diploma is required. Continuing education students will receive continuing education units (3.6 CEUs) rather than undergraduate college credits.

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public