The University of Vermont has the educational advantage of an Equine
Science option for Animal Science majors. This option is enhanced
utilization of the world renowned UVM Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge,
for specialized classes, and collaboration with the William H. Miner
Research Institute in Chazy, New York. The undergraduate program is
at the main campus in Burlington, Vermont, and awards a Bachelor of
degree after the completion of four years of study.
The educational mission of the Equine Science option is to provide
with a broad-based curriculum with a solid science background.
courses are offered on the care, management, breeding, training, and
of horses. Students declaring an Equine Concentration can specialize in
a teaching/training track or a management track. Equine courses include
Reproduction and Management, Horse Health and Disease, Intro to Equine
Equine Instructing Techniques, Equine Training Techniques, Special
in Equine Studies, Equine Enterprise Management, Equine Industry
and Equine Internships are also available. Additional courses in
Nutrition, Animal Anatomy and Physiology and Animal Genetics and
are offered within the Department. The flexibility of an Animal
and Veterinary Sciences program allows majors the opportunity to take courses in other colleges
the University that helps support their individualized equine
such as photography, journalism, computer science, art, and
It is also possible for students to take the Equine Option and go on to
School or Graduate School.
Through the Equine Science option, the UVM Morgan Horse Farm and the
affiliation with the W.H. Miner Agricultural Institute, the University
Vermont offers students outstanding educational opportunities in both
technical and applied areas of the equine sciences. More course
related to the Equine Science option is available in the current
UVM undergraduate catalogue at http://www.uvm.edu/catalogue/.
Find your horse information at www.extension.org/horses
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