Recent advances in equine related scientific research, and developments within the equine industry. The module will cover advances in the science of equine nutrition, genetics, parasitology, health and behaviour. The industry developments will include both horseracing, sports horses alongside breeding, welfare and any other current industry topics.
Lectures: (18 hours) Sessions delivered on science and industry topics.
Seminars: (18 hours) Student led seminars on module topics including.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Critically evaluate the application of research to the horse industry
- Debate current issues facing equine science/industry
- Appraise recent developments within equine science/industry
- Justify the requirements for developments within the equine industry
|Coursework||Summary of presentation topic||40%|
|Seminar presentation||10 minute seminar on a given module topic. Includes peer assessment of presentation.||60%|
Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.
- British Equestrian Trade Association (2015) The National Equestrian Survey
- British Horse Industry Confederation (2005) Strategy for the Horse Industry in England and Wales
- Directory of the Turf (2011) Directory of the turf 2011 Tomorrow's Guides
- Scientific journals specific to topics
- Conference proceedings (EAAP, BSAS, ESS, EWEN)