A new equine science minor has been established at the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) for students in all majors across UD with an interest in horses.
The program was created with a generous gift of support from University Trustee and CANR student Stuart M. Grant and his wife, Suzanne.The minor was designed for students who have no prior experience with horses but are interested in learning about the animals as well as those who have previous experience and want to further their education. It will start with an introduction to equine science course as the foundation on which to build. Other courses in the minor include behavior and nutrition, equine health and lameness, and equine management. The courses are currently being taught by UD faculty members and Annie Renzetti, a local equine veterinarian associated with the Department of Animal and Food Sciences. Courses with laboratory components will utilize the CANR horse herd on the Webb Farm. Students can go into UDSIS and declare the minor at any time. Four of the courses required in the minor will be offered in the spring 2015 semester. This article can also be viewed on UDaily.