Determine nutritional requirements for horses

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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

1. Identify nutritional requirements of horses.

1.1. Identify and assess nutritional requirements for individual horses in consultation with appropriate personnel according to nutritional principles and individual horse's need.

1.2. Select feed on the basis of quality, nutritional and economic value to meet the nutritional requirements of specific horses according to organisational policies and procedures.

1.3. Prepare individual food rations for the range of horses in care according to nutritional principles and organisational policies and procedures.

1.4. Monitor food rations and confirm they are appropriate to horse's nutritional requirements.

1.5. Provide paddocked horses with standing and supplementary feed according to their needs and relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

2. Assess food additives and supplements for horses.

2.1. Identify criteria for the selection of food additives and supplements according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

2.2. Assess supplements and food additives according to criteria related to the needs of the horse and its workloads, relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

3. Establish and monitor individual feeding regimes.

3.1. Identify individual feeding regimes according to horse's needs.

3.2. Feed horses at appropriate times and monitor individual feeding regimes.

3.3. Document individual horse's eating behaviour, food intake and work level according to organisational policies and procedures.

3.4. Adjust feeding regime as required.