FREE – Equine Nutrition Course through Coursera

For anyone who might be interested, Coursera is offering a FREE equine nutrition class, via the University of Edinburgh.

The course HAS started, but is open to students wishing to join the program. The first weekly test is open to complete until March 19th, so there is still lots of time to catch up.

This is a 5-week course hosted by Dr Jo-Anne Murray who is a senior lecturer in animal nutrition at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, which is part of the University of Edinburgh. She  also runs the Vet School’s Equine Science programme. Dr. Murray will be running this course in equine nutrition with the help of 3  glamorous assistants: Jayne Roberts, Wendy Watson and Joan Kulifay.

More information on this course, and many others offered by University lecturers is available via Coursera.

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