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BIOL 150
Applied Equine Biology


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30


Description
This non-lab course is focused on the structure and function of the horse and is intended for students in the farrier program or other interested students. Topics include units on the skeletal, muscular, digestive, and reproductive systems of the horse as well as nutrition, health care, emergency aid, and disease prevention. Formerly BIOL 170. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Apply major terms, vocabulary, methods and concepts relevant to equine biology.
  • Apply safety principles when working with horses.
  • Recognize the mechanisms a horse employs to defend itself.
  • Identify the basic external anatomy of a horse.
  • Describe basic mammalian physiology using the equine as a model.
  • Identify different organ systems of the horse and summarize common diseases associated with each one.
  • Explain preventative health care programs that involve such things as foot care, vaccinations, teeth care, and deworming programs.
  • Recognize the potential for agro terrorism involving animals and review the basic things to watch for.
  • Examine the veterinarian/client relationship.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    BIOL 150
    Winter 2017
    5875
    Pete van Dyke
    BIOL 150
    Winter 2016
    5875
    Pete van Dyke
    BIOL 150
    Winter 2015
    5709
    Pete van Dyke
    BIOL 150
    Winter 2013
    5709
    Pete van Dyke


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.