Equine Science and Industry (AVBS4019)


This Unit of Study will give students wishing to work in the equine industries a strong scientifically based background in this field. The emphasis is on developing the students' basic knowledge of all facets of equine management, including day to day care, nutrition, reproduction, training and exercise physiology. Students will be introduced to the structure of equine industries in Australia, and basic horse handling and husbandry skills will be taught. By the end of the unit the students will have good understanding of the working physiology of the horse, management of the both the individual and populations of horses, in addition to basic care and treatment of common diseases and injuries.

Further unit of study information


lectures 2hrs/wk; practicals/tutorials/discussion activities 3-4 hrs/wk


Horse competency report (10%); information sheet reports (20%); mid-semester exam (20%); group work oral presentations (25%); final exam (25%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Year 1-3 Animal and Veterinary Bioscience



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.