Module Information

Module Identifier
BR32520
Module Title
Equine Stud Management
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Pre-Requisite
External Examiners
  • Dr Robert Baxter (Senior Lecturer - University of Durham)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 1 x 4 Hour Seminar
Lecture 22 x 1 Hour Lectures
Field Trip 1 x 9 Hour Field Trip
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 3000 word essay.  40%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   60%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  40%
Supplementary Exam 3 Hours   Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  60%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Discuss the application of equine reproductive physiology to the management of equine breeding stock.

2. Critically evaluate the use of modern reproductive technology and current research in equine stud management

3. Critically evaluate the various management systems used in stud management, including mare, stallion, foal and young-stock management.

4. Select breeding stock based upon reproductive competence.

5. Evaluate the major factors determining the success of equine reproduction and management.

Brief description

This module will give the student the opportunity to acquire adequate knowledge to make informed decisions or to discuss management practices currently used in equine stud farm medicine. It will do this by considering all aspects of equine stud management in detail, including mare, young-stock and stallion management. The application and value of reproductive technology will be considered and an understanding of the current areas of research in equine stud medicine will be encouraged. The major factors which determine and affect the success of equine reproduction will be discussed and the importance of selection of breeding stock based upon reproductive competence will be stressed.

Content

A series of approximately 36 lectures, seminars and 1 all day visit.

The aims of the module are:

  • To apply reproductive physiology to breeding and stud management practice
  • To investigate the use of reproductive technology
  • To provide the theoretical knowledge to work within a stud farm enterprise.
  • To enable students to make educated judgements/decisions on stud farm practice
It will achieve this by considering the following areas

  • Selection of the mare and stallion for breeding
  • Preparation of the mare and stallion for covering
  • Manipulation of reproduction
  • Mating management
  • The process and management of parturition
  • Foal adaptation and management
  • Management of the lactating mare and older foal
  • Weaning management
  • Management of young-stock
  • Stallion Management
  • Infertility in the mare and stallion
  • Reproductive technologies

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication The coursework for this module will be a report based upon a real-life scenario/case study. As such the student’s ability to communicate their ideas and information retrieved effectively in writing will be directly assessed. Non assessed seminars on current research will also develop, but not assess, students oral communication skills, informal feedback will however be given
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will be given detailed feedback on their course work which will help them improve their performance in subsequent modules.
Information Technology
Personal Development and Career planning
Problem solving The assignment set will be based upon a scenario /case study and will require the identification of the problems within the scenario along with potential solutions. Hence problem solving skills will be both developed and assessed
Research skills Students will be expected to demonstrate significant literature research skills in order to identify the problem set and suggest realistic solutions.
Subject Specific Skills A knowledge and understanding of stud management and associated veterinary techniques.
Team work

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6