Equine Breeding Systems - (15 credits)

This module aims to keep students up to date with current aspects of the equine feed industry including feed legislation, marketing and those feeds which are suitable for a range of horses including performance feeds and those aimed at supporting horses with clinical disorders. Nutrition for the performance horse and discussion of the relevant research in relation to energy requirements, the suitability of different nutrients to support different disciplines and evaluation of ergogenic aids will also be covered in this module. Appraisal of the role of nutrition in the causation and management of various clinical disorders such as obesity, laminitis and other metabolic diseases will also be investigated. On completion of this module students will be equipped with knowledge of the current research and market trends in equine nutrition.