Examines equine conformation and the impact on performance. The better a horse's conformation, the better it will be able to perform; therefore, this course will also include basic anatomy and conformation. Learners will be introduced to the classification of the five basic, natural gaits and equine equipment/tack. Learners will also examine basic horse behaviors and training techniques and identify common uses for horses, donkeys and mules. Learners will examine horse facility needs and housing options. This course provides a combination of online and hands on learning with required in-person labs.
Application of federal and Wisconsin income tax laws regarding farming are covered in this course. Understanding how taxes affect the financial picture in a business is critical to the agriculture professional. Learners will apply income tax laws throughout the course as various topics are covered regarding taxation. Learners will prepare individual, Schedule F, and other supporting forms used in reporting financial information.
Introduces personal and professional characteristics and qualities expected of a veterinary technician. This course covers appropriate client and staff relations, telephone etiquette, scheduling, managing records, client services and education. Laws and ethics regarding the practice of veterinary medicine, legal requirements for record keeping and veterinary practice management software will also be covered.
Explores husbandry and care of exotic pets, pocket pets, birds and animals used for research. Topics covered include housing requirements, sanitation, nutrition, radiology, restraint and handling. Learners will practice hands on skills including administering medications, diagnostic sampling techniques and physical examinations of rats, mice, birds, rabbits, and other small mammals. This course may also work with reptiles. This course is only offered in fall semester.