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Working with Horses in Agricultural Settings

This course provides training on working with horses in agricultural research settings.

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This course offers an introduction to working with horses in agricultural research settings including the regulatory mandates and biological features of horses.

Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: IACUC Members, Animal Workers, Investigators, Research Assistants, Staff


Course Content


Toggle Content Introduction to Working with Horses in Agricultural Settings

Introduces the Working with Horses in Agricultural Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16660 (English)
Author(s): Jennifer Kalishman, DVM - Washington University School of Medicine; Sharon Shriver, PhD - Pennsylvania State University

Toggle Content Research Mandates

Discusses the research mandates and occupational health issues related to working with horses in an agricultural research setting.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16661 (English)
Author(s): Jennifer Kalishman, DVM - Washington University School of Medicine; Sharon Shriver, PhD - Pennsylvania State University

Toggle Content Biological Features and Behavioral Characteristics

Describes the basic biological features and behavioral characteristics of horses.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16662 (English)
Author(s): Jennifer Kalishman, DVM - Washington University School of Medicine; Sharon Shriver, PhD - Pennsylvania State University

Toggle Content Veterinary Care

Covers basic routine care and health management. It also describes signs of good health and abnormal behavioral, as well as common methods of confinement and restraint, blood collection, and drug administration.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16663 (English)
Author(s): Jennifer Kalishman, DVM - Washington University School of Medicine; Sharon Shriver, PhD - Pennsylvania State University

Toggle Content Occupational Health Hazards and Zoonoses

Discusses the occupational health hazards associated with working with horses, as well as general auxiliary hazards pertaining to working in an agricultural facility. It also covers zoonotic diseases that can be passed from horses to people.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16664 (English)
Author(s): Jennifer Kalishman, DVM - Washington University School of Medicine; Sharon Shriver, PhD - Pennsylvania State University

Toggle Content Euthanasia

Explains the appropriate methods of euthanasia for horses. It also lists the references that were used for the Working with Horses in Agricultural Research Settings course.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16665 (English)
Author(s): Jennifer Kalishman, DVM - Washington University School of Medicine; Sharon Shriver, PhD - Pennsylvania State University