Animal science 250

Module code VKU 250
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Origin and domestication of farm and companion animals. The ecological environment in which animal production and development is practised. Animal ecological factors that influence regional classification. Livestock species, breeds and breed characterisation and genetic variation. Basic principles of nutrition, physiology, breeding and production organisation of the livestock industry and relevant legislation. Practical work includes identification and classification of different breeds of livestock, as well as the general care and handling of farm stock.

Module credits 12.00
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Animal and Wildlife Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 1

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