Domain - Equine Husbandry

Domain - Equine Husbandry

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Level 3

Prepare a mare for serving and hold for service
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1634 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: carry out procedures to prevent spread of disease on an equine stud farm; fit restraints to minimise injury to the mare and stallion; and hold the mare for serving and restrain the foal.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Assist to foal a mare under supervision
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1640 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: recognise the signs of imminent foaling, move the mare to a safe foaling area, and prepare the mare for foaling; recognise the foaling process and provide assistance as required; and assist in providing post-foaling care.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Prepare yearlings for sales and attend sales
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1647 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who assist at the final yearling preparation and accompany the yearling to the sales. People credited with this unit standard are able to: assist with the final education programme of the yearling under supervision; attend to stabling requirements, feed the horse, identify and report problems of feeding and stabling; maintain the health status of the yearling; present and parade the yearling to the public to its best advantage; and present self and yearling at the sales venue.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of reproduction and teasing, and handle mares during the mating process

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32112 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe and assist with post-foaling health of mares and foals to pre-weaning and describe orphan foal care

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32113 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe and provide routine care and education to young horses from weaning to pre-yearling sales, and registration

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32114 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Assist to foal a mare and provide post-foaling care for the foal

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32121 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Prepare horses for sale, present and parade a sales horse, and care for horses in temporary accommodation

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32124 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 4

Tease a mare
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1635 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: restrain the mare in preparation for presentation to the teaser; present the mare to the teaser to determine stage of oestrous cycle by observation of behaviour; present the teaser to the mare; and maintain teasing records.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Care for a sick foal and demonstrate knowledge of orphan foal fostering and care

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1639 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: care for a sick foal and monitor mare's well-being; investigate the options for fostering an orphan foal; demonstrate knowledge of hand feeding and weaning an orphan foal; and demonstrate knowledge of methods to maintain the health status of an orphan foal.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Manage and educate a young horse from weanling to yearling age
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1641 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: educate the horse to activities it is likely to encounter in its association with people in its daily life; manage the health and development of a young horse; and feed the horse to obtain maximum growth potential according to age.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe artificial insemination for mares, prepare an artificial vagina and inseminate a mare

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1643 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare to conduct an Artificial Insemination (AI) programme; collect semen; evaluate and prepare the semen for insemination; prepare the mare and inseminate; and complete documentation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Implement and monitor a yearling preparation programme up to and at horse sales

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1646 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who supervise yearling preparation operations and have the responsibility of setting work and education programmes for young horses. People credited with this unit standard are able to: assess commercial appeal of yearling, and identify the appropriate sales venue in order to maximise commercial return set the final preparation programme according to timing of the nominated sales; and present the yearling at the sales to prospective buyers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe thoroughbreds and their breeding, and evaluate a thoroughbred's potential

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17706 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the development, spread, and influential strains of the thoroughbred; demonstrate knowledge of the thoroughbred breeding calendar; demonstrate knowledge of thoroughbred pedigrees, and evaluate horse's potential; and demonstrate knowledge of the administration of the thoroughbred breeding industry.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe oestrous and teasing, and implement a teasing system for mares

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32111 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Implement and monitor a breeding programme for a horse stud

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32117 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Implement a training plan to educate a young horse from weanling to yearling age, and manage health and feeding

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32122 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Manage mares approaching foaling, foal a mare, and attend to post-foaling activities

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32123 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 5

Care for a mare and foal from birth to weaning
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1637 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: check and observe the foal for normal post foaling behaviour, and record all observations; assess and monitor the health condition of the mare and newborn foal; teach a foal or weanling to accept a halter and lead in accordance with stable procedure; implement a health care programme for a foal and monitor its health; feed the foal to obtain maximum potential growth; and document pedigree, and wean a foal from a mare.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Manage a stallion
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1638 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the reproductive tract, and maintain the stallion in optimum health throughout the year; present and parade the stallion to the public to his best advantage; formulate rations according to the workload of the stallion; maintain the mental well-being of the stallion; demonstrate knowledge of methods and facilities for mating a stallion; demonstrate knowledge of stallion breeding behaviour; and use the stallion to serve a mare.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Foal a mare and attend to post foaling activities
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1642 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who supervise or manage equine breeding operations. People credited with this unit standard are able to: group pregnant mares into compatible mobs, and separate individuals as foaling approaches; attend the foaling and provide assistance as required; complete documentation, and assess and monitor the health condition of the mare and newborn foal; administer post-foaling treatment as directed by the veterinarian; and check the mare for problems associated with foaling, and attend to post-foaling care of the mare.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Manage stallion services
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1644 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who manage a breeding establishment with own and/or outside mares coming in for service to a resident stallion. People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine a service schedule for the stallion; analyse fertility in relation to classes of mares served; and assess the health status of the stallion.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 6

Manage an equine breeding programme
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1645 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: manage the teasing program to determine the optimum time to serve to achieve pregnancy in the mare; determine mating strategy for a mare; serve the mare at the optimum time to achieve pregnancy, and establish confirmation of pregnancy; establish a programme to maintain the mare in optimum health; and provide feed to maintain the pregnant mare in good body condition.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Data as at 28 May 2024