Equine Nutrition

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Equine Nutrition

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Animal Science, Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Excluded: Student cannot be awarded credit for this module if they have already achieved similar educational outcomes in higher, further or secondary education.

    Recommended: It is highly recommended that students have previously taken an animal nutrition module.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module aims to develop knowledge of equine digestion, nutrition and feeding. It explores the anatomy and physiology of the equine digestive tract. It also covers the different types of ingredients of horse feeds and estimated nutrient requirements. The students will learn how to use laboratory methods for assessing nutritional status. This module also provides knowledge on how to prepare and recommend rations for horses and ponies, based on the physiological condition of the animal, in health and disease, and targeting the specific activities the animal will perform.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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