|Delivery length / details
|3 x 3 Hour Practicals
|16 x 1 Hour Lectures
|Assessment length / details
|Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.
|2 Hours Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Describe the structure and function of the equine gut
2. Apply recent advances in microbial ecology to understanding equine digestion
3. Describe the factors effecting diet degradation and digestion in the gut
4. Discuss the influence of microbial fermentation in disease states
Digestive anatomy, the role of microbial populations in the equine Consequences for nutrient requirements and rationing in managing the horses gut and preventing digestive upsets
In the second, student-directed half of the module students will evaluate a range of dietary ingredients in a laboratory environment and use the information obtained to formulate rations for horse susceptible to digestive disorders
|Application of Number
|The rationing assignment will require students to manipulate numbers, and this will be assessed in the assignment. Feedback on this will be given in the assignment.
|Students will develop effective written communication skills in the examination and assignment, where these will be assessed. Feedback on this will be given in the assignment.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Outside the formal contact hours, students will be expected to research materials, manage time and meet deadlines for the assignment and exam. Feedback on this will be given in the assignment.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Students will gain confidence in their ability to evaluate feeds and rations though the module. The structure of the animal feed industry and its supporting research infrastructure will be implicit in the module, revealing some potential career destinations to students
|Students will be required to evaluate dietary ingredients based on laboratory analysis and use this information to formulate practical rations
|Students will be required to source and summarize a substantial amount of information without staff direction in order to complete the rationing assessment.
|Subject Specific Skills
This module is at CQFW Level 6