Equine Management Option

Equine Science LogoThe equine program is within the Department of Animal Science and a specialized option, Equine Management, is available for students. The Department of Animal Science Undergraduate Program intends for its graduates to be able to explain the symbiotic relationship of animals and humans, to contribute to the solution of complex problems of animal enterprise management, and to apply their knowledge and skills in a technically demanding global community. Graduates of our program will be knowledgeable about sustainable animal production practices that also ensure animal health and well-being and stewardship of natural resources.


To enable learners to pursue a wide array of career interests, the department offers learning experiences ranging from the basic to the applied sciences. The overarching goals of the degree program are to provide a comprehensive animal science education in: science, animal management, and agri-business. Faculty in our program strive to create an environment for students to develop effective communication skills, develop skills that enable students to gather and integrate information to solve problems, become self-learners, become leaders and team builders, and to become aware of domestic and global issues driving changes in the animal industries. Learner outcomes for these goals, for each of our courses, and other information defining the program can be found at our web site: http://www.ans.iastate.edu/  Our program is designed to provide career skills appropriate to job market needs. Our faculty goals include providing superior academic advising to enable students to fulfill their objectives.


To obtain a B.S. in Animal Science with an Equine Option the list of courses are below.








































































Animal Science Core (required in every option)

Course # Course Title Credits
AN S 101 Working with Animals 2    
AN S 110 Orientation in Animal Science and ISU 1
AN S 114 Survey of the Animal Industry 2
AN S 210 Career Preparation in Animal Science 1
AN S 211 Issues Facing Animal Science 1
AN S 214 Domestic Animal Physiology 3
AN S 214L Domestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
AN S 319 Animal Nutrition 3
AN S 320 Animal Feeds and Feeding 3
AN S 331 Domestic Animal Reproduction 3
AN S 352 Genetic Improvement of Domestic Animals 3
AN S 411 Addressing Issues in Animal Science 1
Total Credits   24

Equine Management Option

AN S 216 Equine Science 3
AN S 415 Equine Systems Management 3
CHEM 163

  & 163L
College Chemistry

   and Laboratory in College Chemistry
5
or CHEM 177

  & 177L
General Chemistry I

   and Laboratory in General Chemistry I
 
CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I 3
or BBMB 221 Structure and Reactions in Biochemical Processes  
Five credits from:   5
AN S 116 Practicum in Safe Equine Handling and Welfare  
AN S 217 Equine Farm Practicum  
AN S 306 Equine Evaluation  
AN S 313 Exercise Physiology of Animals  
AN S 332 Laboratory Methods in Animal Reproduction

Section 2: Horses
 
AN S 399A Animal Science Internship: Graded Internship Experience

Equine Internship
 
AN S 475E Intercollegiate Judging Training and Competition: Horses  
AN S 490E Independent Study: Equine Science  
AN S 493 Workshop in Animal Science Equine Workshop  
Four credits from:   4
AGEDS 451 Agricultural Law  
AGRON 217 Weed Identification  
AGRON 317 Principles of Weed Science  
AGRON 334 Forage Crop Management  
AN S 116 Practicum in Safe Equine Handling and Welfare  
AN S 217 Equine Farm Practicum  
AN S 306 Equine Evaluation  
AN S 313 Exercise Physiology of Animals  
AN S 332 Laboratory Methods in Animal Reproduction

Section 2: Horses
 
AN S 399A Animal Science Internship: Graded Internship Experience - Equine Internship  
AN S 490E Independent Study: Equine Science  
AN S 493 Workshop in Animal Science

Equine Workshop
 
AN S 475E Intercollegiate Judging Training and Competition: Horses  
AN S 490E Independent Study: Equine Science  
ECON 234 Small Business Management  
Two Courses from the following 6
AN S 223 Poultry Science  
AN S 224 Companion Animal Science  
AN S 225 Swine Science  
AN S 226 Beef Cattle Science  
AN S 229 Sheep Science  
AN S 235 Dairy Cattle Science  

AN S 270   & 270L

Foods of Animal Origin and Foods of Animal Origin Laboratory  
One course from:   2-3
AN S 419 Advanced Animal Nutrition  
AN S 424 Companion Animal Systems Management  
AN S 425 Swine Systems Management  
AN S 426 Beef Cattle Systems Management  
AN S 429 Sheep Systems Management  
AN S 434 Dairy Systems Management  
AN S 460 Processed Meats  
FS HN 405 Food Quality Assurance  
FS HN 410 Food Analysis  
FS HN 420 Food Microbiology  
MICRO 407 Microbiological Safety of Foods of Animal Origins  
Total Credits 31-32
Additional free electives required for the Equine Management Option 18-22

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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