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South Dakota State University    
  Aug 18, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Equine Studies Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Rebecca C. Bott, Associate Professor and Extension Equine Specialist
Department of Animal Sciences
Animal Science Complex 103A
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Program Information
The Equine Studies minor is designed for students from all majors who wish to supplement their academic major with studies in equine science, management, and industry trends.

Student Learning Outcomes 
Upon completion of the Equine Studies minor, students will:

  • develop the fundamental knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, nutrition, health and functional structure of a horse necessary to successfully own or manage horses for pleasure and/or business,
  • demonstrate the ability to identify early signs of disease and lameness,
  • determine and manage appropriate diets for various classes of horses,
  • manage a herd of broodmares during the breeding season,
  • exhibit business knowledge of an equine facility, and
  • horsemanship skills

Course Delivery Format
Program faculty program engage students in a variety of scholastic settings, including the SDSU Horse Unit, incorporating experiential learning to supplement classroom topics.

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