Monogastric nutrition and production 411

Module code VGE 411
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Specialised nutrition of monogastric animals: pigs, horses and companion animals. Pig production and management – sow, boar and growing pigs with reference to the role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in a southern African context. . The design and utilisation of equipment and housing facilities are discussed and the impact of manure management on environmental health and sustainability. Hygiene and herd health programmes, product quality and marketing. The selection and genetic improvement of pigs. Practical work: The use of computer systems in managing the feeding of selected monogastric animals.

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites VGE 320 and VKU 260 and #BMN 420 and #KVK 420. Final year students only.
Contact time 1 practical per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Animal Science
Period of presentation Semester 2

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