General Animal Husbandry Theory

Composite Course Information
Parent Course
Component Courses
  1. 2.3.02 General Animal Husbandry Theory
  2. 2.3.01 General Animal Husbandry Practical Practise
Course Information
TitleΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΖΩΟΤΕΧΝΙΑ (ΘΕΩΡΙΑ) / General Animal Husbandry Theory
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Other CharacteristicsPart of composite course
Course ID600000623

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course213

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours18
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
Upon successful completion of the course, students will gain a general understanding of livestock production at national and global level and its role in the national economy. Students will gain a basic understanding of animal management, such as aspects of animal behavior, nutrition and production characteristics of different species. Students will be able to evaluate the interactions of animals with the environment and the housing facilities. Students will be able to evaluate the construction of different livestock buildings and the implementation of preventive hygiene programs in farms.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1st-2nd hour Objective, significance and mission of Animal Husbandry. Problems and trends in Animal Production in the European Union. Animal Production in Greece, the European Union and Worldwide; current situation and trend analysis. 3rd-4th hour Origin and distribution of farm animal species; impact of domestication on farm animals (changes in morphology, physiology and psychology). Re-introduction to the wild. 5th-6th hour Farm animal classification. Productive characteristics: Reproduction, Milk Production, Meat Production, Egg Production, Wool Production, Draft Power, Athletic Ability. Impact of nutrition on productive traits of farm animals (reproduction, growth, milk production, egg production, wool production). 7th-8th hour Relationship between genotype and the environment. Impact of climate on morphological and productive traits of farm animals (reproduction, growth, milk production, egg production, wool production). 9th-10th hour Species, breeds (evolution and sub-divisions). Breed standards and herdbooks. Genetic improvement of farm animals; goal, significance and basic principles. 11th-12th hour Farm animal production systems (extensive, semi-extensive, semiintensive, intensive) and strategies. Basic principles of organic animal farming. 13th-14th hour General overview of farm animal production under the concept “from stable to the table”. Animal handling and transportation. 15th-16th hour General principles of animal farm buildings (location, soil, orientation, infrastructure, barns, stables, auxiliary areas). Hygiene of farm buildings. 17th-18th hour Animal farm hygiene in relation to the environment (health and healthy animal characteristics, factors affecting animal health and protection).
General Animal Husbandry, Genetic Improvement, Animal farm buildings, Hygiene
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 Organization
Student Assessment
The weighting factor of the two passing grades, the theoretical and practical parts of the course is contributing to the final score as follows: 0.5 Theory and 0.5 practicals.
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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