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.
The 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.