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Global Perspectives in Equine Welfare

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Date(s) - January 15, 2018 - April 8, 2018
This is an online course

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Global Perspectives in Equine WelfareGlobal Perspectives in Equine Welfare takes students through the highly emotional issues of equine welfare exploring different practices across the globe while focusing on the horse’s perspective. Students will study equine welfare by examining current issues of wild horse management, working horses in developing countries, racing and sport horse practices, slaughter legislation, horses in research, unwanted horses and equine rescue facilities and a comparison of the different equine management practices used around the world. Current advances and key persons in equine research will be discussed, as well as policy development and the legislation covering equines in different countries. Students will be able to knowledgeably discuss equine welfare in any situation and be part of a world-wide move toward encouraging and supporting positive states of equine welfare.

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

  • Examine the issues of welfare for horses from a global perspective with comparisons between countries and role of horses, including working equids.
  • Summarize the progress being made by researchers globally to support horse welfare.
  • Explain the impact of traveling on horses in racing and non-racing sectors.
  • Describe issues in disease control and welfare during transport discussing the role of FEI and EU passports.
  • Recognize welfare issues in the management of wild horse herds world-wide.
  • Outline the welfare concerns regarding slaughter for horses.
  • Discuss the role of horses as a food source in some countries.
  • Analyze the role of horse rescue facilities and the emerging issues with unwanted horses worldwide.
  • Compare standards of equine management practice in Canada, US and worldwide,
  • Reflect on the role of ethical treatment of horses in all their various roles and the future of equine welfare globally.

Weekly Discussion Questions (30%): Participating in the weekly discussion question in the online discussion area with other students registered in the course.

Reflection Papers (20%): Four 500 word reflections on the equine welfare topics presented during class.

Major Assignment in two parts: This assignment provides you the opportunity to learn in-depth about a current issue that affects the lives of equids in our world today through the eyes of  industry leaders or organizations where welfare is their mandate.

Part A (10%): Pre-assignment summary identifying you research topic.

Part B (40%): Research paper of 1000 – 1500 words summarizing your thoughts, reflections and critical assessment of an industry leader or welfare organization considering suggestions and solutions for overcoming the challenges being faced.

 

Instructor: Dr. Tamara Tadich

Tamara Tadich is a veterinary surgeon with a Master Degree in Equine Science from the University of Edinburgh and a Doctor in Veterinary Science from the Universidad Austral de Chile.

She has a special interest in equine welfare completing graduate research on the welfare of working horses and Chilean rodeo horses.

Dr. Tadich is a professor at Universaide de Chile where she leads both undergraduate and graduate equine welfare courses. She has also worked with non-profit groups working on equine welfare issues. With The Brooke , an international organization working to improve the health and welfare of working equids, she developed the welfare assessment of working horses in Latin America.

This course is next offered Winter 2018

Early Bird Registration Fee: $549.00 (Cdn)

Regular Registration Fee: $625.00 (Cdn)

Registration is limited to 60 students.

There are no international student fees and we welcome students from across the world.

You will find the registration page at our new OpenEd Student Portal – register for the Global Perspectives in Equine Welfare course.

Global Perspectives in Equine Welfare can be taken as an singe course or as a required course in the Equine Welfare Certificate.

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You will find the registration page at our new OpenEd Student Portal – register for the Global Perspectives in Equine Welfare course.

Global Perspectives in Equine Welfare can be taken as an single course or as a required course in the Equine Welfare Certificate

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