ALABAMA HORSE SCIENCE COURSE TO BE OFFERED
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Alabama Horse Council and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are offering a 30-hour course in horse care and management to Alabama horse owners, horse professionals and horse industry employees.
The course, called Alabama REIN (Regional Equine Information Network), will explore recent scientific advances and offer certification in horse management through 10 three-hour sessions beginning at 6 p.m. each Monday and Thursday from Oct. 2-Nov. 2. Cost of the course is $100.
The program will be taught via interactive satellite at various sites throughout the state, so most participants will not have to travel far to a lesson site. The participants will be able to interact with the instructors via Internet and telephone and will receive a training book, cap, completion certificate and Alabama Horse Council membership for 2007 as part of the program.
Course content will closely follow what is taught in the senior-level Horse Production course offered through Auburn University's Department of Animal Sciences. Course instructors are equine veterinarians, equine scientists and equine extension specialists from Alabama and surrounding states.
Topics will include horse nutrition, behavior, health care, reproduction, conformation and selection, genetics, exercise physiology, facilities, equine business management and the national animal identification plan.
To find out more about the program or to sign up, contact your local Extension office or Dr. Cindy McCall, Auburn University professor and Extension horse specialist at (334) 844-1556.