High School course material now available from Alberta SPCA:
AGR 1040: Animal Basics (Equine or Dogs & Cats)
AGR 1040: Animal Basics is designed to help you identify and demonstrate the basic steps involved in raising and caring for a domestic animal (equine or dog/cat). By successfully completing this course you will gain an understanding of the different aspects of providing general care to ensure a animal health and well-being.
You will do so by exploring the overarching question:
“What is an acceptable level of care for domestic animal?”
AGR 2020: Animal Husbandry & Welfare (Equine or Dogs & Cats)
AGR 2020: Animal Husbandry & Welfare builds on the materials in AGR1040: Animal Basics. It is designed to help you identify and demonstrate the essential steps involved in raising and caring for a domestic animals (equine or dog/cat).
In the course students will:
- apply principles of animal science and health technology to provide care for a domestic animal, and
- use a domestic animal and a housing or fencing structure to help you demonstrate what you have learned.
daily care of a horse, focusing on the origin and history of horses, anatomy and conformation, types and breeds, handling and feeding practices, and basic health care.
- AGR 3000 (offered free through SafeGen)
- A minimum of 50 hours of previous experience in horse handling and horse care prior to commencing the study of this course is recommended
- Access to instruction from an individual with specialized training and/or experience related to horsemanship and/or English or Western riding