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Equine Breeding (Stud Management)

Course Code(s):  6M3507
QQI Award Code:  6M3507 Equine Breeding
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College

Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College


 
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Course overview

Course Code 6M3507
QQI Award Code 6M3507 Equine Breeding
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one-year course aims to provide students with knowledge and skills relating to stud management and an opportunity to work on commercial stud farms.

What will you Study?

Breeding and stud management
Equine reproduction, anatomy & physiology
Handling Horses
Foaling and modern breeding techniques
Working with Mares and Foals
Stallion Work
Preparing Yearlings and Weanlings for Sale
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Sample Careers

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Farm Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
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Farrier   Riding / Equestrian Instructor  
Veterinary Nurse    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Animals & Veterinary Science
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