Module: Advances in Equine Science & Industry Developments

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Meriel Moore-Colyer and Ashley Ede
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    36 hours
  • Teaching Period


Module content

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. 


Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the application of research to the horse industry
  2. Debate current issues facing equine science/industry
  3. Appraise recent developments within equine science/industry
  4. Justify the requirements for developments within the equine industry 


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Summary of presentation topic 40%
Seminar presentation 10 minute seminar on a given module topic. Includes peer assessment of presentation. 60%

Key texts

  • 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)