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Equine Gnathology for the Horse Owner

The Equine Gnathology for the Horse Owner Program helps students develop knowledge and technical skills that will serve them well in any aspect of the equine industry. The program provides an in-depth study of the bio-mechanics and functionality of equine mastication and feed consummation, as well as the effects of overgrown teeth on equine performance. Students are encouraged to do evaluations and practicums on their own horse(s). This process involves monitoring the consumption, weight, hair appearance, performance, and overall comfort of the animal studied. Laboratory work focuses on extensive study of dentition age and overall oral examinations. Students are taught proper table angles, how to evaluate and repair problems, and how to correctly balance the equine mouth.

The Equine Gnathology Program is vital to horse owners who want to be actively involved in their horse’s dental health, and who are concerned with the overall wellbeing, performance, and longevity of their animal(s).

The Program is three  semesters with Wet Labs in between the 2nd and 3rd Semesters to prepare the student to be able to pass the Final Semester and to also help prepare the student for the IAED Exam.  The number of Wet Labs taken by the student will be determined by the proficiency of the student following each Wet Lab.

1st Semester - 2 weeks – 8am-5pm – $4,600
Monday-Friday – Classroom Work, Lab Work, Books, Apron – 10 Students Max

2nd Semester - 2 weeks – 8am-5pm – $2,500
Monday-Friday – Classroom Work, Lab Work – 6 students Max

Wet Lab - 2 weeks – 8am-5pm – $500
Monday-Friday - Supervised Lab Work – 6 students Max

Final Semester - 2 weeks – 8am-5pm – $1,000
Monday-Friday – Classroom Work, Lab Work, Testing – 4 Students Max

 Scheduled Classes

  • May – TBD, 2014
  • Sept – TBD, 2014

Occupational Certificate Requirements
Occupational Certificate Plan of Study – Equine Gnathology for the Horseowner Certificate (PDF)

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FACULTY

Wayne Needham