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Equine Science



Equine Science


Other/Related Variations

·       Equine Management

·       Race Track Industry

·       Farrier Science (Shoeing & Trimming)



Degree Type/Duration

Degrees will often be for Animal Science with an equine concentration.

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Animal Science - Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Animal Science - Varies)




Equine science degrees enable students to pursue careers in the equine industry by gaining knowledge of many varied functions of the horse and how they relate to scientific principles. Students will learn how to take scientific principles and apply them to equine enterprises.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Genetics, Equine Science, Biology, Chemistry, Reproduction, Grazing and Pasture Management, Animal Handling, Equine Issues




·       Equine Assisted Therapy

·       Equine Production

·       Race Track Industry



Potential Career Paths


·       Animal Caretaker

·       Animal Physical Therapist

·       Animal Welfare Specialist

·       Bloodstock Agent

·       Breeding Manager

·       Farm Manager

·       Farrier

·       Horse Trainer/Instructor

·       Marketing Specialist

·       Penrider

·       Production Manager

·       Quality Assurance Auditor

·       Sales Representative



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Apprenticeship

·       Equine therapist

·       Farrier school

·       Internship or work experience related to animal agriculture

·       Large animal handling experience

·       Certifications & licensure available

·       Veterinary school with proper pre-requisites


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