News Release

Published on Friday, February 25, 2005

LA CROSSE, Wis. - Western Wisconsin Technical College is offering three eight-week courses for horse owners. Beginning in mid-March, the classes will discuss health, nutrition, and behavior of horses.

Equine Science and Management meets Thursdays beginning March 24, from 4:45-6:45 p.m., with a lab on alternate Fridays from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Discussion topics will include basic anatomy, preventative healthcare, proper hoof care, and barn and pasture maintenance. The two-credit class will be taught via Interactive Television (ITV) at the Black River Falls, La Crosse, Tomah, and Viroqua campuses simultaneously. The demonstration labs will be held in the La Crosse area and will cover pre-purchase exams, identifying lameness, horse behavior, and natural horsemanship.

Basic Equine Management also meets Thursdays beginning March 24, from 4:45-6:45 p.m. and is brought to the Black River Falls, La Crosse, Tomah and Viroqua campuses through ITV. Topics are the same as Equine Science and Management, but this one-credit class does not have a lab.

Equine Nutrition is a two-credit class held Tuesdays, beginning March 22, from 4:45-6:45 p.m. on the La Crosse campus only. Alternate Friday labs are held in the La Crosse area from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Lectures and labs will cover proper feeding and nutrition of horses, functional digestive anatomy, selection of hay and grains, pasture management, and ration balancing.

For more information on these courses, contact Tracy Harper at 608.789.6256. To register, call 1.800.322.WWTC (9982). For details about other WWTC programs and services, call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at wwtc.edu.