Course syllabus CHKONS - Horse Husbandry - specialization (FA - WS 2019/2020)


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Course code:
CHKONS
Course title in Czech: Horse Husbandry - specialization
Course title in English:
Horse Husbandry - specialization
Semester:
WS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (10 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 4/3 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
master continuing
Course type:
required
Type of delivery: usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Iva Jiskrová, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Faculty:
Faculty of AgriSciences
Teachers:
Ing. Michaela Brudňáková (instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Iva Jiskrová, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Zuzana Kubíková (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Barbora Kubištová (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Eva Sobotková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:
Bachelor State Examination and to study at faculty AF
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-till
RoomTeacherEntry
Frequency
Capacity
Tuesday
9.00-12.50A43
Lecture
Every week24
Thursday
9.00-11.50
A43
Seminar
Every week
22
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Course objective: acquire knowledge necessary to manage horse breeding of required types of horses
 
Course content:
1.
Social and economic importance of horse breeding (allowance 4/3)
 
a.Phylogenetic development of horses
b.Domestication of horses
c.
Breeding utility types and breeds of horses
d.
Methods of classification of horses
e.
Current use of horses
f.
Specialisation of breeds
g.
Development in the numbers of horses

2.
Description of the horse (allowance 4/6)
 
a.
Methods of identification of horses
b.Legislative principles of horse identification
c.
Colours of horses and their extraordinary features
d.
Physiology and genetics of horse colouring
e.
Characteristics of marking of horses
f.
Marking and naming the horses
g.
Determining the age of the horse
h.
Graphical description of the horse

3.Principles of practical handling of horses (allowance 0/3)
 
a.
Safety at work in horse breeding
b.
Principles of horse welfare
c.Horse demonstrations

4.Evaluation of the horse's conformation (allowance 4/6)
 
a.
Characteristics of the posture and dynamic system of horses
b.General evaluation of horses
c.Special evaluation of horses

5.
Horse gaits and their characteristics (allowance 4/3)
 
a.
Basic conceptions characterising the mechanics of movement of the horse
b.
Basic horse gaits (sequence of footfalls)
c.
Acquired gaits of the horse
d.
Extraordinary features, irregularities and defects in the mechanics of movement of the horse

6.
Characteristics of horse breeds (allowance 12/3)
 
a.Cultural warm-blooded breeds
b.
Cultural heavy horse breeds
c.
Cultural pony breeds
d.
Local and ecological horse and pony breeds

7.Horse breeding in the Czech Republic (allowance 4/3)
 
a.
Development and breeding utility type breeds
b.
Organisation and legislation in horse breeding
c.Registered horse breeds and principles of rearing
d.
Stud books and their rules

8.
Technique and technology of horse breeding (allowance 8/3)
 
a.Specificities of reproduction in horse breeding
b.Forms and methods of breeding
c.
Adulthood of horses and its types, categories of breeding and utility horses
d.Principle of breeding and rearing, effect of the environment and growth dynamics of the horse
e.Grazing horses, infiltration when establishing pastures, organisation of grazing, ethological and ecological importance of grazing
f.
Housing horses

9.
Schooling and training horses (allowance 4/3)
 
a.
The purpose of horse dressage and the types
b.
Schooling the riding horse
c.Schooling the carriage and coach horse, schooling the packhorse
d.Schooling and training racing horses

10.
Performance and performance tests (allowance 4/3)
 
a.Characteristics of performance and performance factors
b.
The effect of the environment on horse performance
c.Types of performance tests
d.
Characteristics of universal, sports and special performance tests
e.
The application of performance tests in horse breeding

11.
Horse breeding (allowance 8/6)
 
a.Breeding selection and its specificities
b.
Prepotency of morphological and utility properties
c.Types of phenotype selection
d.
Methods of selection in horse rearing
e.
Estimation of the breeding value and individual selection of parents

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture48 h
practice
32 h
field work
10 h
professional educational excursion
12 h
preparation for exam
90 h
preparation for regular assessment30 h
preparation for regular testing30 h
preparation of presentation
10 h
report from excursion, tour, practical placement
8 h
writing of seminar paper
10 h
Total
280 h
 
Assessment methods:
Evaluation of participation in seminars (80%), submission and presentation of a seminar work, written tests in duration 30 minutes (60% of the total mark), oral final examination in duration 60 minutes.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total
0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
DUŠEK, J. et al. Chov koní. 1st ed. Praha: Brázda, 1999. 350 p. ISBN 80-209-0282-1.
DUŠEK, J. et al. Chov koní. 2nd ed. Praha: Brázda, 2007. 400 p. ISBN 978-80-209-0352-5.
MISAŘ, D. -- JISKROVÁ, I. Chov a šlechtění koní. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2001. 170 p. ISBN 80-7157-510-0.
MISAŘ, D. -- JISKROVÁ, I. Chov koní: Cvičení. 1st ed. Brno: MZLU, 1997. 63 p. ISBN 80-7157-246-2.
JISKROVÁ, I. -- MISAŘ, D. -- SOBOTKOVÁ, E. -- ŠIŠKOVÁ, P. -- ZUROVACOVÁ, B. Jezdectví a vozatajství. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnícka univerzita v Brně, 2006. 82 p. ISBN 80-7157-969-6.

Recommended:
DUŠEK, J. Chov koní v Československu. 1st ed. Praha: Brázda, 1992. 173 p. ISBN 80-209-0168-X.
Horse Genetics. Wallingford: CAB International, 1996. 200 p. ISBN 0-85199-101-7.
Encyklopedie koní. 3rd ed. Dobřejovice: Rebo Productions, 2002. 312 p. ISBN 80-7234-184-7.
THOMAS, H S. -- RISSANEN, J A. The horse conformation handbook. North Adams: Storey Publishing, 2005. 387 p. ISBN 1-58017-558-9.
KOUBEK, K. Speciální zootechnika - chov koní. Praha: SZN, 1957. 1031 p.
HARTLEY EDWARDS, E. Obrazová encyklopedie koní. 1st ed. Praha: Cesty, 1995. 400 p. ISBN 80-7181-060-6.
HARTLEY EDWARDS, E. Obrazová encyklopedie koní. 2nd ed. Praha: Ottovo nakladatelství, 1998. 400 p. ISBN 80-7181-192-0.
HARTLEY EDWARDS, E. Velká kniha o koních. 1st ed. Bratislava: Gemini, 1992. 240 p. ISBN 80-85265-36-2.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-AP-HHA Horse Breeding and Rural Tourism, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2020/2021, SS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017 (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 11/20/2019.

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