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Do You Know The Code?

Published: February 22, 2017 3:47 pm ET

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Many of the students who had not heard of the new Equine Code of Practice are quickly realizing its value in assessing their horse's management. ran a very successful pilot this month and Equine Guelph looks forward to more lively discussion in the next offering two short weeks away starting March 6.

The new 'Equine Welfare - Canada's Code' short course makes it easy to learn the basics of care as outlined in Canada's new code of practice.

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Have a look at some of the topics covered:

Unit 1
1.1 Introduction to the Code of Practice and the Course
1.2 Learning Activity - Animal Welfare and the Code of Practice
1.3 Learning Activity - The Five Freedoms and the Code of Practice
1.4 Learning Activity - Requirements/Recommended Practices

Unit 2
2.1 Introduction to Duty of Care
2.2 The Cost of Ownership

Unit 3
3.1 Introduction to Facilities and Housing
3.2 Shelters, Fencing and Thermoregulation

Unit 4
4.1 Stall Sizes and Bedding
4.2 Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness

Unit 5
5.1 Introduction to Feed and Water
5.2 Water Needs - Let them eat Snow?
5.3 Introduction to Feed
5.4 Learning Activity - Nutritional Priority Fact Sheets

Unit 6
6.1 Introduction to Health and Management
6.2 More Health Management Strategies

Unit 7
7.1 Learning Activity - Vital Signs and the Horse Health Check
7.2 Learning Activity - Body Condition Scoring

Unit 8
8.1 Introduction to Husbandry Practices
8.2 Learning Activity - Senses of the horse

Unit 9
9.1 Introduction to Reproductive Management
9.2 Predicting Foaling Time and sharing learning moments

Unit 10
10.1 Introduction to Transportation
10.2 Introduction to Change of Career or End of Career

Unit 11
11.1 Introduction to Euthanasia
11.2 Learning Activity - Euthanasia Options and Alternatives

(University of Guelph)

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