The Equine Science program is within the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. Equine Science emphasizes management issues related to the care of a horse. Students have the opportunity to be involved with horses from conception to sale. Student learn the science of breeding mares, foaling out mares and preparing the yearlings for sale. The senior capstone course teaches the business of horses as well as nutritional management of a herd.
- ANS 116 Practicum in Safe Horse Handling and Welfare. (0-3) Cr. 1. F.SS. Development of best practices for safe horse handling and practical equine health care tasks. Course willfocus on equine welfare and human safety as well as provide training in necessary every day skills needed to own a horse or to work at a horse farm. Certificate of Safe Equine Handling and Welfare available upon course completion. Offered on a satisfactory - fail grading basis only.
- AN S 216. Equine Science. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. S. SS. Prereq: AN S 101 or AN S 114; one course in biology. Introduction to contemporary concepts, and basic practices and decisions necessary when managing horses through stages of their lives.
- AN S 217. Equine Farm Practicum. (1-2) Cr. 2. F. Prereq: Student majoring in Animal Science, credit or concurrent enrollment in AN S 216 Intensified management of the equine farm. Provide students with experiential learning in all phases of horse production and management. Students assist with general farm management, preparing horses for sale, marketing techniques and web design
- AN S 306. Equine Evaluation. (0-6) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: sophomore classification or permission of instructor. Detailed visual evaluation of conformation and performance of the equine athlete. Decision-making skills are practiced in the context of making selection choices. Development of written and oral communication skills as students defend their judgments. Industry trends will be addressed.
- AN S 313. Exercise Physiology of Animals. (2-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: AN S 214, BIOL 211, one course in chemistry. Interaction of physiological development relative to athletic performance in domestic animals, primarily equine performance.
- AN S 317. Fundamentals of Equine Behavior and Training. (0-6) Cr. 1-3. Modifying the behavior of the horse using systematic approaches to horse training emphasizing the psychology of training horses. Equipment and its use and preparation of horses for competition. AN S 317A. Young horses at halter. Cr. 1.(0-6) Modifying the behavior of the horse using systematic approaches to horse training emphasizing the psychology of training horses. Equipment and its use and preparation of horses for competition.
- AN S 332. Animal Reproduction Laboratory Methods (0-2) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: Credit or enrollment in AN S 331. Comparative reproductive anatomy with emphasis on the physiology of normal reproductive function; ways to control and improve reproduction; principles of artificial insemination in farm animals; pregnancy testing; selected laboratory exercises with written report.
- Section 1: Livestock
- Section 2: Equine
- AN S 399A. Graded Internship Experience. Cr. 2 to 6.. Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of the instructor. Learning experience focused on professional development for a career related to animal science. Journal, presentation, and creative component.
- AN S 399B. Supervised Internship Experience. Cr.arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of the instructor. Learning experience focused on professional development for a career related to animal science. Journal, presentation, and creative component.
- AN S 399R. Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of internship coordinator. Supervised learning activity consisting of work period in production agriculture or the agriculture-related industry.
- AN S 415. Equine Systems Management. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. S. Prereq: AN S 216, AN S 319, AN S 320, AN S 331 Application of advanced horse management - nutrition, reproduction, exercise physiology and business. Computer-aided management. Explore topics of current concern in the horse industry. Computer aided study. Nonmajor graduate credit.
- AN S 475E. Horses. (0-4) Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: permission of instructor Specialized training in evaluation and grading of livestock, livestock products, and livestock production management plans. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation
- AN S 490E Independent Study Horses. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of the instructor. Open to juniors and seniors in animal science and dairy science showing satisfactory preparation for problems chosen. Individual topic conference and preparation of report. A maximum of 6 credits of An S 490 may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation.
- AN S 495. Agricultural Travel Course Preparation. Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: Permission of instructor Limited enrollment. Students enrolled in this course will also register for Agron 495 and intend to register in Agron 496 and An S 496 the following term. Topics will include the agricultural industries, climate, crops, culture, history, livestock, marketing, soils, and preparation for travel to locations to be visited. Information normally available 9 months before departure.
- AN S 497. Undergraduate Teaching Experiences in Animal Science. Cr. 1-2. Repeatable, maximum of 4 times. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor Development of oral and written communication skills of technical concepts in animal science. Emphasis on organizational skills, conducting activities and interpersonal communication skills. Responsibilities in a class under direct supervision of a faculty member. A maximum of 4 credits of An S 497 may be applied toward graduation.