|Delivery length / details
|1 x 9 Hour Field Trip
|44 x 1 Hour Lectures
|3 x 2 Hour Practicals
|Assessment length / details
|Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.
|1.5 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, function and control of the equine male and female reproductive systems
2. Evaluate the management systems used for the care of breeding stock, foals and youngstock
3. Evaluate and discuss the uses and development of equine reproductive technology
This module will address the physiology and function of the male and female reproductive systems and their control, and then apply this knowledge to the practical management of horses at stud. The management of mares prior to and during pregnancy, as well as during lactation with a foal at foot will be considered. Stallion and youngstock management will also be covered.
- To investigate the structure, function and control of the mare and stallion reproductive systems
- To study the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and lactation in the mare
- To study the management systems used for the care of breeding stock including foals and youngstock
- Evaluate the uses and development of equine reproductive technology
- Anatomy and endocrine control of the mare and stallion reproductive systems
- Manipulation of reproduction
- Preparation for covering and mating management
- Anatomy and endocrine control of pregnancy
- Management of the pregnant mare, pregnancy diagnosis
- Parturition and foaling abnormalities
- Management of the foal
- Anatomy and endocrine control of lactation
- Reproductive technology: artificial insemination, embryo transfer etc
|Application of Number
|Students will be required to present their Stud Farm Diary coursework in an imaginative and informative manner. The student's ability to communicate his/her ideas and information in writing and illustrative form will be directly assessed and feedback given.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Students will be required to submit the written supporting text using a word processing package which will help develop their IT skills. This is not an integral assessed part of the module but will help develop their word processing skills which will be formally assessed in other modules.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Students will be required to consult a range of information sources in order to solve the problem/scenario set out for them in the assignment. They will be required to think creatively and imaginatively in order to present a rational plan to manage breeding stock over an extended period of time. Their ability to identify and solve a problem will therefore be assessed and feedback given.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Theoretical management of stock on a stud farm will be assessed in the assignment and exam with feedback given in the assignment.
This module is at CQFW Level 4