Equine nutrition VETSCI5033

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Biodiversity One Health Vet Med
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course will facilitate students to determine the nutrient requirements of equids and how diet plays a role in health and disease.


5 week course. Approximately 1h lectures weekly, plus tutorial sessions and workbased learning.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





The summative assessment for this course will comprise of a case study (1500 words approx) 100%

Course Aims

The course will enable students to expand their academic expertise and knowledge related to equine nutrition and to evaluate the relationship between nutrition, health and behaviour in horses.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


■ Critically evaluate the multifaceted interrelationship between equine nutrition and welfare;

■ Examine the relationship between diet and health, and diet and disease.

■ Provide nutritional advice based on the dietary management of animals to maintain health, prevent disease and manage diet-related ill health.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.