14I3I03 - Production and rearing of sport horses

Course specification
Course titleProduction and rearing of sport horses
AcronymVeterinary Medicine
Type of studyIntegrated academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Mila Savić
  2. prof. dr Vladimir Dimitrijević
  3. prof. dr Ružica Trailović
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
  1. doc. dr Žolt Bečkei
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    The goalIntroduction to characteristics of horse breeding, rearing and nursing for different types of racing and sport performance, i.e. the gallop, trot, equestrian sport: show jumping, dressage, eventing, harnessing, recreational riding, etc. Training in practical skills for handling, restraining and managing the horses.
    The outcomeStudent has to learn the basic principles of breeding management, assisting in foaling and rearing of foals, and learn basic priciples of sport horse rearing, to obtain skills in handling and restraining of horse, to learn the basics of feeding, grooming and nursing, to obtain knowledge of necessary equipment and use of equipment for handling and managing of different types of sport horses.
    Contents of lecturesThe most important performance horse breeds. Behavioral patterns as a basis for horse breeding and training . The basic principles of rearing and feeding. Sexual cycle, covering and assisted reproduction, pregnant mare - care, foaling, care of the newborn foal. Rearing of foals and speciphic conditions of training, feeding and water supply regime depending on sport discipline. Skin, hair and hoof management. Management of foals and health care of sport horses.
    Contents of exercisesTraining of practical skills necessary for horse handling on stud farms, horse clubs, and hippodrome, work at equine clinic, i.e., feeding, grooming, equipment, saddling, harnessing and training (30).
    1. Savić Mila, Jovanović S, Vegara M: Stočarstvo - Farmske i socijalne životinje, FVM, Beograd, 2007. (Original title)
    2. Trailović D, Ružica Trailović: Konjarstvo i konjički sport, FVM, Beograd, 2008. (Original title)
    3. Savić Mila, Dimitrijević Vladimir, Trailović Ružica, Bečkei Žolt Stočarstvo - praktikum, Fakultet Veterinarske Medicine, Centar za izdavačku delatnost i promet učila, Beograd, 2014 (Original title)
    4. Trailović D, Vučinić Marijana: Etologija konja, FVM, Beograd, 2008. (Original title)
    5. Trailović D, Petrujkić T, Vučinić Marijana, Trailović Ružica: Savremeni trendovi u uzgoju, selekciji i zdravstvenoj zaštiti konja, FVM, Beograd, 2007. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingEducation with interactive learning including audio-visual methods (PowerPoint presentations and films). Practical training and duties at stables, horse clubs, hippodrome and at equine clinics.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures10Test paper
    Practical lessons30Oral examination30