The course is offered as independent course
The course focuses on the role and importance of livestock for tropical agriculture and for human nutrition and food security. Production systems for the main livestock species at smallholder level are discussed, in particular feeding and management strategies based on the sustainable use of renewable natural resources, including integrated and peri-urban systems. Also covered are factors that influence the nutritional value of tropical plants, the most important tropical diseases of livestock, utilisation of extensive pastures, the most important livestock breeds, and suitable breeding strategies for sustainable production systems in the tropics.
17 Jan - 27 Mar 2011, 35%, Daytime
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The course is given Agricultural Science Programme - Animal Science (270 hec), Agriculture Programme - Rural Development (270 hec), Agriculture Programme (admission before 1 July 2007), Animal Breeding and Genetics - Erasmus Mundus Master´s Programme, Animal Science - Master´s Programme, Animal Science - Master´s Programme (Husdjursvetenskap), Master of Science Programme in Animal Science and Animal Science - Bachelor´s Programme
2009-11-19 (from SS 2010)
Areas within Biology:
Advanced study in the main field:
Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (A1N)
5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
The equivalent of 120 credits including 90 credits in Animal Science, Biology or Rural Development. Skills in English equivalent to English B from upper secondary school in Sweden.
After passing this course, the student should be able to:
- explain the role of livestock in agriculture, food supply, poverty alleviation and interactions with the environment in developing countries
- describe and critically evaluate different forms of animal production systems under tropical conditions, with a focus on small-scale integrated systems
- describe the usage of commonly occurring tropical feedstuffs
- broadly describe the most important diseases of livestock and their significance for both humans and animals in the tropics, and also describe the most important means of disease control
- describe and analyse breeding strategies and the suitability of different animal genetic resources and their use for sustainable animal production under tropical conditions
The course covers aspects of livestock production under tropical conditions. For example; different animal production systems, feeding and management strategies, nutritional values and intake of typical tropical feeds, suitability and improvement of different animal genetic resources and important tropical diseases of livestock. The course consists of lectures and exercises covering the different topics included in the course. The students also write a literature review which will be presented at the end of the course.
Requirements for examination:
Passed written and /or oral exam. Approved reporting of project work and approval of compulsory components of the course
It is recommended that the student has knowledge equivalent to 15 credits within the area of nutritional physiology - feed science.
Department of Animal Nutrition and Management
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics
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