ANSC 110 - Equine Nutrition
I. ANSC 110 - Equine Nutrition
Credit Hours: 2 (8W1: August 21-October 13, 2017)
Instructors: Global Equine Academy (Gene and Sandy Miller)
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Email assignments and questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Text: The Horse Nutrition Handkbook and The Equine Science Workbook
II. Course Description
This class is designed to develop an understanding of the factors involved in meeting the nutritional needs of horses in various stages of development or performance. This is a practical approach to nutrition. Fall. Course fee required.
This class is designed to develop an understanding of the factors involved in meeting the nutritional needs of horses in various stages of development or performance. Emphasis will be placed on the effects that different feeds have on a horse's mental attitude, nutritional requirements of different horses, figuring low cost balanced rations, digestive problems and methods of getting your horses to perform at their peak performance or growth and still keep the cost down to a minimum. This is a practical approach to nutrition.
III. Student Learning Outcomes
A. University Student Learning Outcomes: Graduates of Dickinson State University will:
I. Demonstrate knowledge of human cultures, the humanities, the social sciences, the fine and performing arts, and the physical and natural worlds.
II. Demonstrate the intellectual skills of inquiry, mathematical reasoning, quantitative and qualitative analysis, critical and creative thinking, and problem solving.
III. Demonstrate written, oral, and visual communication skills, information literacy, and technological skills.
IV. Demonstrate knowledge of personal and community health and wellness.
V. Demonstrate responsible ethical reasoning and social and intercultural engagement.
VI. Demonstrate advanced accomplishment in discipline-specific performance.
VII. Demonstrate integrative learning across the curriculum.
B. Program Student Learning Outcomes: Agricultural Studies graduates will be able to demonstrate a/an:
I. Range of concepts and methods useful in agri-business decision-making in at least one of eight areas of specialization: Business/Marketing, International Agri-Business, Integrated Farm Management, Integrated Ranch Management, Natural Resource Management, Range Management, Soil Science and Equine. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VI.)
II. Mastery of problem solving and effective communication skills to face challenges encountered in professional careers. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VI.)
III. In-depth understanding of a specific issue facing agriculture demonstrated by the completion of their capstone experience. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, and VI.)
IV. Basic proficiency in specific approved practices in modern agriculture. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II and VI.)
V. Basic proficiency in the use of financial and GIS computer software. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III and VI.)
VI. Basic knowledge of specific livestock and farm production practices of the Northern Great Plains. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VI.)
VII. Proper and effective use of both oral and written communication skills. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, and V.)
C. Course Student Learning Outcomes: Students taking this course will be able to:
I. Determine the effects of varies types of feed on a horse's performance.
II. Demonstrate the correct feeding management techniques for all types of horses.
III. Will be able to explain the feedings methods needed to feed and condition horses for show or sale at a high enough level to allow them to be successful in the equine industry.
IV. More specific learning outcomes are listed at the beginning of each chapter lecture.
IV. Course Content Outline
Week 1: Digestive System
Function of Water
Week 2: Vitamins
Week 3: Sources of Energy
Week 4: Types of Grains and Concentrates and Their Use
Week 5: Basic Pasture Management
Week 6: Feeding Management
Figuring Balanced Rations
Week 7: Figuring Low Cost Rations
Figuring a Sample Problem
Week 8: Digestive Disturbances
V. Teaching Strategies
VI. Assessment of Performance
I. On-line tests - 25%
II. Homework and Assignments - 25%
III. Final Test - 50%
B. Quizzes and Tests: Quizzes and tests are taken online. For the final, a student must identify an independent proctor and the final will be taken in front of the proctor.
C. Absences: Students are expected to complete three assignments or lessons each week for class. Each lesson will have an online quiz at the end of the lesson and the grade will be sent automatically to us. This feature enables us to keep track of a student's progress. If a student does not complete the lessons for the week by Sunday night, the lessons will be dropped a letter grade for each week the assignment is late. If you have a problem, please contact us ahead of time and we will work with you.
D. Academic Honesty: Instances of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. This applies to both tests and assignments. Students are expected to complete their own assignments and submit their own work. Students who use or provide others with access to computer materials will be held responsible for their actions. Please review the DSU Student Handbook for the consequences of cheating.
Every effort has been made to present all of the scientific information as accurately and up-to-date as possible. Feeding and care of all animals can be affected by a number of factors. The owner must use good judgment and common sense in taking care of their livestock. When in doubt, a veterinarian should be consulted. Global Equine Academy or its owners shall not be liable to any person for damage resulting from reliance on any information contained in this class.
VIII. Accommodation for Disability
Students with disabilities who believe they may need an accommodation in this course are encouraged to contact the Coordinator of Disability Services at 701-483-2999 in the Academic Success Center to ensure that accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.
GEA and DSU do not sanction or tolerate academic misconduct by students. Academic misconduct such as cheating on exams, plagiarism, etc. is defined in the Dickinson State University Student Handbook under Code of Student Conduct, Article III. The instructor has the right to assign “zero” points to a test, assignment, project, etc. or give a course grade of “F” when there is evidence of academic misconduct.
VI. Campus Violence/Sexual Harassment
GEA and (DSU) is committed to providing a positive respectful and productive work and learning environment free from behavior, actions or language constituting harassment to all employees, students, and visitors. Harassment is a form of offensive treatment or behavior which, to a reasonable person, creates an intimidating, hostile or abusive work or learning environment. It may be sexual, racial, based on gender, national origin, age, disability, religion or a person's sexual orientation. Sexual misconduct is prohibited in all forms, regardless of intent to harm. Sexual assault, sexual exploitation, coercion and sexual harassment are examples of sexual misconduct, and all are prohibited.
Students should report incidents or information related harassment and sexual misconduct. The DSU Campus Violence / Sexual Harassment Policy and reporting guidelines are found in the DSU Student Handbook. Campus-wide policy dissemination is required by federal law and implementation of this policy is guided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
Online Guided Instruction Time Estimates
Quiz- 22 occurrences 20 minutes each 440 minutes
Midterm or Final- 60 minutes each 60 minutes
In-Class formal Writing Assignment- 4 occurrences 30 minutes a page 120 minutes
In-class reading of Linked Article- 10x2 pages 10 min./page 200 minutes
Watched linked Video- 1 time 15 minutes each 15 minutes
Completed a Guided Field Observation- 1 occurrence 60 minutes each 60
Complete a Tutorial/Module- 4 occurrences 30 minutes each 120 minutes
Consult with Instructor or Read Comment- 10 times 20 minutes each 200 minutes
Read online lecture- 71 pages 10 minutes each 710 minutes
No textbook reading time included in this estimate.
Total minutes- 1,925 minutes of class time.
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