Animal Husbandry I Theory

Composite Course Information
Parent Course
Component Courses
  1. 3.4.01 Animal Husbandry I Practical
  2. 3.4 Animal Husbandry I Theory
Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΗ ΖΩΟΤΕΧΝΙΑ Ι (ΘΕΩΡΙΑ) / Animal Husbandry I Theory
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Other CharacteristicsPart of composite course
Course ID600000794

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Ktīniatrikīs (2020-2021)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course326

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours32
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1. Acquire a thorough knowledge of the physiology of cattle, sheep and goats and to have the ability to recognize their physiological needs within their living space 2. Acquire a thorough knowledge of the productive capacity of the animals 3. Acquire a thorough knowledge of the layout and organization of a farm animal unit 4. To be able to provide basic recommendations for hygiene and biosecurity of farm animal species 5. To be able to recognize any issues affecting the normal function of the farms and to be able to suggest solutions towards overcoming problems in the farm productivity
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1st-2nd hour Cattle production in Greece. Present status, problems and trends. Form, structure and organization of cattle farms. 3rd-4th hour Assessment of cattle conformation and Body Condition Score. 5th-6th hour Cattle Reproduction. 7th-8th hour Cattle Milk production. 10th-11th hour Cattle housing. 12th-14th hour Rearing methods of dairy and beef cattle. 15th-16th hour Inheritance of qualitative and quantitative characteristics of cattle. Genetic improvement of cattle. 17th-18th hour Sheep and Goat production in Greece and worldwide. Present status, problems and trends. Production systems (migrating and non-migrating flocks). 19th-20th hour Classification, origin and nomenclature of sheep and goats. Conformation of sheep and goats (part and whole body conformation, body condition scoring, fat scores, colours, identification and ageing) 21st-22nd hour Reproduction of sheep and goat (reproduction and factors affecting it, evaluation of reproductive ability, intensive systems for reproduction). 23rd-24th hour Milk production (lactation curves, lactation period, factors affecting milk production, methods to evaluate milk production ability, milking, systems for goat/sheep milk production, milking equipment). 25th-26th hour Meat production and factors affecting them. Evaluation of meat production ability, carcass types and carcass production methods. Wool production. 27th-28th hour Sheep and goat breeds (indigenous Greek breeds and foreign breeds that have been imported to Greece, breeds of general interest). Morphological and production characteristics, significance for Greece. 29th-30th hour Methods of sheep and goat production. Genetic improvement of sheep and goats. Handling of sheep and goats during transport. 31st-32nd hour Sheep and goat housing facilities based on flock/herd health and welfare.
Breeding, cattle, sheep, goats
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Additional bibliography for study
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