The Animal Science program (including the Pre-veterinary Medicine track) is designed for the student interested in professional careers related to horses or other animal species. Students in many academic areas of liberal arts and sciences take advantage of Animal Science courses as electives to enhance their knowledge and skills with horses or other animals.
Equine Related Courses
There are several courses in the animal science program that allow students to emphasize the equine species within the animal science degree if they desire. These courses also can be taken for credit toward an animal science minor.
ANS 300 Stable Management
Principles and application of equine-facility management including nutrition, health, facility design and maintenance as well as financial planning and legal considerations.
ANS 329 Equine Health
Introduction to the principles and practices of equine health care including preventive care, diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury.
ANS 330 Comparative Exercise Physiology
Metabolic and physiologic aspects of exercise and conditioning with special emphasis on biochemical pathways
ANS 331 Equine Evaluation
Evaluation of equine conformation, and the influences of genetics and environment. Skeletal and muscular system anatomy and physiology is emphasized, with their contributions to soundness and performance.
ANS 424 Horse Systems and Management
Principles and practices of breeding, nutrition, reproduction, exercise physiology, and management as related to the horse industry.
Academic internships and directed studies related to equine science also are available.