Equine Science and Industry (AVBS4019)


This Unit of Study will give students wishing to work in the equine industries a strong scientifically based grounding in this field. The emphasis is on developing the students' basic knowledge of equine management, including day to day care, nutrition, reproduction, behaviour and 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.

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Further unit of study information


1 day a week, varies


Assignments (60%), mid-semester and final examinations (40%)


Equine Science, Pillner & Davies

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.