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

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Course code: CHKONS
Course title in language of instruction: -- item not defined --
Course title in Czech: Horse Husbandry - specialization
Course title in English: Horse Husbandry - specialization
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (10 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 4/3 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: 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
Aims of the course:
Course objective: acquire knowledge necessary to manage horse breeding of required types of horses
Course contents:
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 outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to solve problems
-Ability to work independently
-Professional knowledge
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-A capability to apply knowledge concerning the horse breeding and the horse husbandry in practice
-Knowledge about management in horse husbandry
-Knowledge about principles of horse breeding
-Knowledge about technologies which are used in horse husbandry
-Student has a knowledge about horse breeding

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture48 h
     practice32 h
     field work10 h
     professional educational excursion12 h
     preparation for exam90 h
     preparation for regular assessment30 h
     preparation for regular testing30 h
     preparation of presentation10 h
     report from excursion, tour, practical placement8 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h
Total280 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.
Recommended reading:
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RQDUŠEK, J. et al.Chov koníPrahaBrázda2007978-80-209-0352-5
RQMISAŘ, D. -- JISKROVÁ, I.Chov a šlechtění koníBrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně200180-7157-510-0
RQMISAŘ, D. -- JISKROVÁ, I.Chov koní: CvičeníBrnoMZLU199780-7157-246-2
RQJISKROVÁ, I. -- MISAŘ, D. -- SOBOTKOVÁ, E. -- ŠIŠKOVÁ, P. -- ZUROVACOVÁ, B.Jezdectví a vozatajstvíBrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnícka univerzita v Brně200680-7157-969-6
REDUŠEK, J.Chov koní v ČeskoslovenskuPrahaBrázda199280-209-0168-X
REHorse GeneticsWallingfordCAB International19960-85199-101-7
REEncyklopedie koníDobřejoviceRebo Productions200280-7234-184-7
RETHOMAS, H S. -- RISSANEN, J A.The horse conformation handbookNorth AdamsStorey Publishing20051-58017-558-9
REKOUBEK, K.Speciální zootechnika - chov koníPrahaSZN1957
REHARTLEY EDWARDS, E.Obrazová encyklopedie koníPrahaCesty199580-7181-060-6
REHARTLEY EDWARDS, E.Obrazová encyklopedie koníPrahaOttovo nakladatelství199880-7181-192-0
REHARTLEY EDWARDS, E.Velká kniha o koníchBratislavaGemini199280-85265-36-2


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