Genetics – Principles of inheritance and genetic improvement. Basic genetic engineering.
Nutrition & Digestion – Biochemical properties of feeds and metabolism within the animal. Comparative anatomy and digestive physiology of ruminant with non-ruminants.
Reproduction – Anatomy physiology of male and female reproductive systems. Endocrinological events involved in oestrus and parturition.
Veterinary – Health causative agents of disease, treatment methods and prevention. Animal welfare issues
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Understand the scientific principles that underpin commercial animal productivity.
- Explain basic principles of livestock physiology (i.e. reproductive endocrinology)
- Carry out safe laboratory analytical procedures to determine nutrient values of feeds.
|Examination||Exam (2 hours)||60%|
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