Classes & Events

A selection of undergraduate courses aimed at prevet, animal science or any other interested student are offered by the VPM department: For more information contact Kelly Vallandingham at 

Biosecurity for horse farms

C:\Users\firsh001\Downloads\IMG_7849.jpgVPM 2020 SEC 001 - Undergraduate online 1 credit course where students can learn practical applications of biosecurity for horse farms. 

This on-line course provides an introduction to principles of biosecurity as they pertain to the horse farm, with a focus on small farms, boarding facilities and hobby farm owners. The information presented will apply to all disciplines of horse riding and horse businesses, and include biosecurity measures that protect horses as well as their humans. Students will obtain practical knowledge and tools that can be immediately applied to their own situation. The course is taught by University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine faculty veterinarians and UMN extension specialists with real-world experience in the management and prevention of equine infectious disease and horse husbandry. It is recommended that students have taken an introduction to biology or equivalent course and have experience with horses (e.g. VPM 1550 below – Introduction to the horse). 

Introduction to the Horse

VPM 1550 - Undergraduate online 1 credit course where students can learn the practical aspects of owning horses including care, handling, and recognizing behaviors. There are no prerequisites and prior experience with horses is not necessary.

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Leatherdale Equine Center facilities are available for rental. Visit the Our Facility page to find more information!

Horse Extension

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The University of Minnesota Extension Horse Program provides unbiased, research-based education for horse owners, including:

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