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Advanced Equine Health through Nutrition

Please Note

Next offering Winter 2014

Semester: Winter 2013
Start Date: January 07, 2013
End Date: March 31, 2013


Credit Towards a Certificate


Continuing Education


12 weeks, students can be online anytime

Tuition Fees



Department: Equine Guelph


Dr. Kathleen Crandell


Horse nutrition is an essential part of a horse's health, reproduction and performance, yet it often remains guided by mysterious concoctions and formulas which are often a detriment to a horse's health. This advanced course recognizes that feeding decisions can be complex and the advances in nutritional research and evolving horse management practices provide an opportunity to design nutritional plans based on current research and evidence-based practice optimizing your horses overall health and performance.

Advanced Equine Health through Nutrition will build your knowledge by improving the way you find and analyze information based on defensible evidence and apply that knowledge to the development of nutritional plans.

This course is delivered online and there is no requirement to come to the University of Guelph campus.

Advanced Equine Health through Nutrition is part of an advanced series of courses available to Equine Science Certificate and Diploma of Equine Studies students.

This course is an elective in the Equine Welfare Certificate and a core course in the Equine Veterinary Technicians Certificate.

Designed For

Students who

  • are planning and evaluating nutritional requirements of horses with specialized needs.
  • enjoy scholarly research
  • are ready to challenge current practises through examining the science


    • Understanding the role of high fibre low starch diets
    • Explore new research findings as they pertain to functional foods for health through nutrition
    • Learn to correct nutritional deficiencies that may lead to diseased states
    • Conduct a comparison of nutritional systems including NRC and INRA
    • Assess, evaluate and develop feeding programs for specialized populations using evidence-based practice
    • Assessment Method

      Research, essays, papers and group discussion.

      Course Prerequisites

      Equine Nutrition
      Equine Nutrition is part of the Equine Science Certificate program and the Diploma in Equine Studies.
      Equivalencies will be considered on an individual case basis.

      Course Restrictions

      Students who are taking this course as part of the Equine Veterinary Technicians Certificate will need to meet additional criteria to be awarded the certificate.


      Required Materials Not Provided:


      Equine Nutrition and Feeding (Confirmed)
      Edition: Fourth Edition
      Author(s): David Frape
      Published by: Wiley-Blackwell in 2010
      ISBN-10: 1405195460 ISBN-13: 978-1405195461


      For more information
      Contact: Marjory Gaouette
      Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 53862

  • These course details are based on information provided to date by the associated academic department or the course instructor. Course specific information remains subject to change until the actual date of course commencement. In the event of a discrepancy between the course information provided here and on the course website, the course website will be taken as official.