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ASC 325: Animal Physiology

  • Dates: May 12 - July 7
  • Credits: 3 hours
  • Eligibility: Open to all students
  • Instructor: Dr. Kristine Urschel
  • Description: An introduction to the functional anatomy and physiology of major body systems in domestic animals. Emphasis will be on how these systems interact to regular circulation, gas exchange, acid-base balance, digestion and metabolism, location and adapting to environmental changes.

ASC 389: Applied Equine Nutrition and Feeding

  • Dates: June 25 - August 6
  • Credits: 2 hours
  • Eligibility: Previous nutrition course or consent of instructor
  • Instructor: Dr. Laurie Lawrence
  • Description: This course examines the feeding management of broodmares, growing horses, performance horses and horses with special needs. Lecture material covers common equine feeds, feed and ration analysis, factors influencing the utilization of feeds by horses, and factors affecting nutrient requirements and feeding management of the different classes of horses.

ASC 395: Animal/Equine Behavior Projects

  • Dates: May 12 - August 6
  • Credits: 1-4 (variable)
  • Eligibility: Open only to UK students
  • Instructor: Dr. Camie Heleski
  • Description: Independent study in Animal Sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credits.

EQM 300: Equine Leadership

  • Dates: July 9 - August 5
  • Credits: 1 hour
  • Eligibility: Open to all students
  • Instructor: Dr. Amy Lawyer
  • Description: Study in special topics in equine science and management. May be repeated under a different subtitle to a maximum of fifteen credit hours.

EQM 301: Thoroughbred Sales

  • Dates: May 12 - June 9
  • Credits: 1 hour
  • Eligibility: Open to all students
  • Instructor: Dr. Amy Lawyer
  • Description: This course will introduce students to the thoroughbred sales industry. Students will learn about the different regional and targeted markets as well as the sales process from sales prepping to being auctioned off. Students will learn about the different sales organizations and the different roles of individuals at the sales including consignors, auctioneers, sales companies, veterinarians, owners, pinhookers, and bloodstock agents. Students will also be introduced to the legal aspects of thoroughbred sales from contracts to insurance to financial transactions and conditions of sale.

EQM 302: Equine Event Planning

  • Dates: June 10 - July 8
  • Credits: 1 hour
  • Eligibility: Open to all students
  • Instructor: Dr. Amy Lawyer
  • Description: This course will introduce students to planning equine events. Students will learn about the process of event planning including organization, committee work, and preparing timelines. They will also be introduced to numerous marketing strategies and tools and gain experience working with different registration programs. Students will also gain hands on event planning experience by putting on and Equine Career Fair as a class. They will be assigned to committees, responsible for different tasks, and involved in the Equine Career Fair from developing measurable objectives for success to analyzing survey feedback

EQM 351: Equine Health and Diseases

  • Dates: May 12 - June 23
  • Credits: 3 hours
  • Eligibility: Open to all students
  • Instructor: Dr. Fernanda Camargo
  • Description: This course will focus on health issues affecting the horse industry. Students will learn about the diseases and parasites affecting horses in Kentucky and across the nation. In addition, discussions will focus on management practices used on horse enterprises to reduce incidence of disease and maintain health for breeding horses, performance horses and the recreational horse.

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