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The University of Vermont has the educational advantage of an Equine Science option for Animal Science majors. This option is enhanced by utilization of the world renowned UVM Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge, Vermont for specialized classes, and collaboration with the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, New York. The undergraduate program is based at the main campus in Burlington, Vermont, and awards a Bachelor of Science degree after the completion of four years of study.

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The educational mission of the Equine Science option is to provide students with a broad-based curriculum with a solid science background. Specialized courses are offered on the care, management, breeding, training, and health of horses. Students declaring an Equine Concentration can specialize in either a teaching/training track or a management track. Equine courses include Equine Reproduction and Management, Horse Health and Disease, Intro to Equine Science, Equine Instructing Techniques, Equine Training Techniques, Special Problems in Equine Studies, Equine Enterprise Management, Equine Industry Issues, and Equine Internships are also available.  Additional courses in Animal Nutrition, Animal Anatomy and Physiology and Animal Genetics and Breeding are offered within the Department.  The flexibility of an Animal and Veterinary Sciences program allows majors the opportunity to take courses in other colleges of the University that helps support their individualized equine interests, such as photography, journalism, computer science, art, and business.  It is also possible for students to take the Equine Option and go on to Veterinary School or Graduate School. 

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Through the Equine Science option, the UVM Morgan Horse Farm and the University’s affiliation with the W.H. Miner Agricultural Institute, the University of Vermont offers students outstanding educational opportunities in both the technical and applied areas of the equine sciences.  More course information related to the Equine Science option is available in the current online UVM undergraduate catalogue at

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