- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Online
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: College Courses, College Experience, STEM, Animals/Nature
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
Learn about pre-college opportunities Summer Session 2021. Our online pre-college programs are designed to give you a preview of the UMass student experience, including college-level academics and being part of a learning community of high school students from all across the U.S. and the world.
Equine Science Intensive: Horse Pregnancy & Foaling
Join us for an online Equine Science Intensive and learn all about Horse Pregnancy & Foaling. Using real-life case studies from the UMass Hadley Farm Equine Center, you will learn how to properly manage a broodmare during her 11-month pregnancy and prepare for a new foal! You will use applied science, observational skills, and horse behavior to help predict when a foal might be born. You will also learn the three stages of labor and what to do in an emergency. Finally, you'll be prepared for the foal's very first veterinary exam and learn about newborn foal behavior and development.
Important Terminology for Gestation & ParturitionManagement of the Broodmare During Pregnancy: Vaccines, Feeding, Housing & ExerciseStages of Foaling: Signs of Labor, Active Labor, Delivery of PlacentaNormal vs. Abnormal FoalingColostrum & Passive TransferNormal Foal Behavior & the 1-2-3 RuleMaternal BehaviorThe First Veterinary Visit: Foal Restraint & Physical ExamImprinting vs. Natural LearningHandling, Haltering, and Leading the Foal
High School Biology (Students should be familiar with genetics and mammalian reproductive anatomy/physiology)
Accepted students will need to order a foal watch kit, approx. $44.00.
Live online sessions Monday - Friday 11:00am -12:30pm and 1:30 - 2:30pm (EDT)
Cost and Session Information
Dates: July 12 - 16, 2021 | July 26 - 30, 2021 (choose one)
Program Fee: $897
Application fee: $35 – All Applicants
Materials: Accepted students will need to order a foal watch kit, approx. $44.00.
Program fees include tuition, a technology fee, and a one-time registration fee. Certain programs have an additional materials fee to cover the cost of necessary tools and supplies (included in total). These come pre-packaged through the host departments.