FREE Equine Nutrition Course

It's very rarely that things are free in life but I checked this out and it seems legit! And surely if its free and online then you have no excuse but to at least check it out and give it a go :)

The course, which is being offered by the University of Edinburgh, is a FREE online equine nutrition course run through The course is 5 weeks long and will be instructed by Jo-Anne Murray, a senior lecturer in Animal Nutrition and Husbandry at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

According to the course description, "The anatomy and physiology of the equine alimentary canal will be studied to provide students with a detailed understanding of the equine digestive system. Nutrient sources for horses will be discussed, with emphasis placed on the health and welfare issues surrounding the inclusion of various types of feedstuffs in equine diets".

It goes on to say that students will also discuss recommendations on rations for horses and ponies depending on their various activities and they should feel educated enough to make recommendations on rations for horses and ponies, in health and disease.

Currently the course syllabus is as follows:
Week 1: Anatomy and physiology of the equine gastrointestinal tract;
Week 2: Nutrient digestion in the equine gastrointestinal tract;
Week 3: Equine nutrient sources and feeding management;
Week 4: Equine dietary management; and
Week 5: Equine clinical nutrition.

The course description indicates that course will consist of weekly one-hour lectures broken down into videos of 10 and 15 minutes in length. Supporting notes and additional readings provided will be provided, and there will be quiz questions throughout the course along with additional optional assignments.

I've already signed up, sure I've nothing to lose and if anything should prove a bit of a refresher about what I learnt in college. As far as I'm aware at the end there is no certificates or diplomas awarded so may not suit everybody, but for the avarage owner it sounds just ideal! Sure you've nothing to get signing up! :D

For more information on the course and to sign up click here :)

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