Workshop date: 30th January – February 1st 2017

Enrolments close: 31st December 2016

This unique diploma is ideal for feed company managers and their employees, horse owners, yard managers and equine science graduates. It provides a structured programme of study delivered through distance learning, supported by a 2 1/2 day workshop.   It is also possible to attend the workshop without enrolling onto the full diploma.

The course is designed to give an in-depth knowledge of the scientific principles that underpin equine nutrition, integrating aspects of animal, plant and microbial biochemistry, putting this information into context by reference to the horse.

In addition to examining the nutrient requirements for horses, feed evaluation, and diet composition, students will learn about research techniques currently used by equine nutritionists to investigate equid digestive physiology, including in vivo and in vitro techniques that are used to develop new feeds and investigate feed interactions.

Students are introduced to the wide body of equine nutrition research and encouraged to evaluate this work in relation to its application. Recent developments in equine nutritional research will be interlinked with new research on the aetiology, prevention and treatment of nutrition related metabolic disorders.

Content

Equine Anatomy, Physiology and Nutritional Biochemistry.
Cell structure, function, tissue types and organs. Physiology of kidney, liver, respiratory, cardiovascular and urinary systems. Nutrient function and metabolism. Digestion and fermentation, how energy is obtained and utilized.

Sward Management.
Soils. Grass and grassland for equine pasture. Management of grassland. Pasture management in relation to the equine establishment.

Equine Nutrition.
Energy sources in the equine diet. Digestive physiology of the horse. Nutrient requirements of the horse. Nature and production of horse feeds.

Advances in Equine Nutrition.
Chemical profile of plants, impact on digestion and metabolism. Nutrient requirements of breeding equids. Nutritional research, impact on feeding practices. Nutrition related metabolic disorders in the horse.

Equine Sports Nutrition.
Impact of research on feed analyses and nutrient requirements of horses. Nutritional research techniques and developments. Feeding regimes for range of equestrian disciplines.

Equine Nutrition Workshop with Pat Harris and Clare MacLeod

Day 1: 30.01.17 with Clare MacLeod MSc, RNutr
Equine Digestive Physiology
The Physiology of Respiration and Energy Metabolism
Supplements in the Performance Horse Diet

Day 2: 31.01.17 with Pat Harris MA, VetMB, PhD, DipECVCN, MRCVS
Nutritionally Associated Problems of the Equine Digestive Tract
Case Workshop: Clinical Rationing
Research Workshop: Nutritional Research Techniques and Developments

Day 3: 01.02.17 with Charlotte Bullard BSc (Hons)
Equine Digestive Anatomy and Physiology
Role of Nutrition in Equine Management

Course options

1. Professional Diploma in Equine Nutrition

  • Higher education levels 4 and 5
  • 5 modules
  • 2½-day workshop
  • Formative and summative assessments and examination
  • Validated qualification

£1,380 plus BTEC registration fee £109.30

To book your place on the nutrition workshop as an existing professional diploma student

2. Equine Nutrition Higher National Unit

  • Higher education level 4
  • 1 module – Equine Nutrition
  • 2½-day workshop
  • Formative and summative assessments
  • Validated qualification

£500 plus BTEC registration fee £21.50

To book your place on the nutrition workshop as an existing higher national unit student

3. Equine Nutrition Short Course

  • Higher education level 4
  • 1 module – Equine Nutrition
  • Optional 2½-day workshop (Additional fee payable)
  • Formative and summative assessments
  • TOCES certificate awarded

£175 – no registration fee

To book your place on the nutrition workshop in addition to the short course

4. Workshop only

 

  •  2 1/2 days 
  • Clare MacLeod MSc, RNutr
  • Pat Harris MA, VetMB, PhD, DipECVCN, MRCVS
  • Charlotte Bullard BSc (Hons)

£175.00 inc lunch and refreshments



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