Functions and properties of nutrients, the digestive system of the horse as compared to simple stomached animals and ruminants, the effects of proper nutrition on horses of different ages and levels of exercise. Labs on the composition and nutritive value of feeds, the use of feeding standards in balancing rations and forage and concentrate identification. Yearly feed costs under set conditions.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, one 2-hour laboratory), fall semester
Prerequisite: ESCI 110 with a C- or better or permission of instructor
1 credit (2 laboratory hours), spring semester