Animal Husbandry II Theory

Composite Course Information
Parent Course
Component Course
Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΗ ΖΩΟΤΕΧΝΙΑ ΙΙ (ΘΕΩΡΙΑ) / Animal Husbandry II Theory
Code4.4.00
FacultyHealth Sciences
SchoolVeterinary
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
Other CharacteristicsPart of composite course
StatusActive
Course ID200000626

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course428.5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours46
Class ID
600131313
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1. Acquire the necessary knowledge required for the proper handling of pigs, poultry species, horses, dogs, cats, rabbits and experimental animals 2. Acquire a thorough knowledge of the physiology of these species and to have the ability to recognize their physiological needs within their living space 3. Acquire a thorough knowledge of the productive capacity of the animals 4. Acquire a thorough knowledge of the layout and organization of a farm animal unit 5. To be able to provide basic recommendations for hygiene and biosecurity of farm animal species and companion animals 6. 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
Course Content (Syllabus)
4th Semester Animal Science ΙΙ (46 hours) Faculty Staff: G. Arsenos, G. Valergakis, G. Banos, G. Papadopoulos, P. Fortomaris 1-2nd hours Structure and significance of Pig Production. Pig Production in Greece and worldwide. Current situation, problems and trends. Classification, origin and nomenclature of pigs 3-4th hours Conformation of pigs and its assessment. Production qualities of pigs and their expression. 5-6th hours Reproduction and meat production of pigs. Assessment of production qualities. 7-8th hours Pig breeds. Evaluation of the productive ability of pigs. Genetic improvement of pigs. Selection. Breeding methods. 9-10th hours Pig rearing (Boars, sows and piglets. Fattening). 11-12th hours Behaviour, welfare and health management of pigs. Handling of pigs during transport. 13-14th hours Pig housing. General principles of construction, barn types, hygiene. Pig farm organization and record keeping. 15-16th hours Structure and significance of Poultry Production. Poultry Production in Greece and worldwide. Current situation, problems and trends 17-18th hours Classification, origin, domestication and nomenclature of poultry. Conformation of poultry. 19th hour Breeds of poultry. Genetic improvement of poultry. 20-22nd hours Production qualities of hens and their expression. Egg production (characteristics, factors affecting it, assessment parameters, egg quality), Reproduction, Meat Production. 23rd hour Poultry housing facilities. General principles of construction, barn types. Hygiene. 24-25th hours Rearing of broilers, hens and broilers. (Animal stock, housing, micro-climate, nutrition, beak-trimming, handling, replacement of the broilers. 26th hour Behaviour, welfare and health management of poultry. Handling of poultry during transportation. 27-28th hours Origin, significance, species, types and nomenclature of equines. Economic importance of equines. 29-31st hours Body conformation and judging of equines. Colours markings and special characteristics of equines. 32-33rd hours Breeds of major importance. Rearing methods and management. Principles of training and use of riding equines. Equine housing facilities. Hygiene. 34th hour Behaviour and welfare of horses. Handling of horses during transportation. 35-36th hours Origin, classification, nomenclature, external morphological characteristics, breeds of dog. 37-39th hours Dog breeds, reproduction, rearing, behaviour and welfare of dog. Dog training. 40-41st hours Origin, classification, nomenclature, external morphological characteristics, breeds, reproduction, welfare and training of cats. 42nd hour Origin, classification, nomenclature, main external morphological characteristics and breeds of rabbits. Production qualities of rabbits and their expression: Reproduction, Meat production, Hair production. 43-44th hours Rabbit farming methods, housing, hygiene, behaviour and welfare of rabbits. Preventive hygiene. Handling of rabbits during transportation. 45-46th hours General principles for laboratory animals production. Practicals (64 hours) Faculty Staff: G. Arsenos, G. Valergakis, G. Papadopoulos, P. Fortomaris 1-6th hours Demonstration of the pig housing facilities of pig farms, layout and equipment of specialized barns. Age and genotype identification. 7-12th hours Demonstration of the pig rearing systems and methods. Evaluation of the body formation in relation to age, sex, genotype and rearing method. 13-18th hours Evaluation of pig carcasses in relation to the farming method. Identification of potential problems in the pig farming and estimation of their effects on the health and welfare of the farmed animals. Suggested solutions. 19-24th hours Demonstration of the hen housing facilities of poultry farms, layout and equipment of specialized barns for broilers. 25-28th hours Evaluation of poultry carcass. Identification of potential problems in the poultry farming and estimation of their effects on the health and welfare of the farmed animals. Suggested solutions. 29-34th hours Demonstration of the hen housing facilities of poultry farms, layout and equipment of specialized barns for hens. 35-38th hours Evaluation of quality of the eggs. Identification of potential problems in the poultry farming and estimation of their effects on the health and welfare of the farmed animals. Suggested solutions. 39-44th hours Demonstration of the hen housing facilities of poultry farms, layout and equipment of specialized barns for the breeders. Identification of potential problems in the poultry farming and estimation of their effects on the health and welfare of the farmed animals. Suggested solutions 45-48th hours Approaching and handling of horses. Identification of breeds, coloration and special characteristics of equine. 49-51th hours Assessment of age of horses in the laboratory. 52-55th hours Identification of dog breeds. Approaching, constrain and training of dogs. 56-61st hours Demonstration of rabbit housing facilities. Demonstration of the rabbit farming systems and methods. Identification of age and breed or the mixed-breed type. 62-64th hours Demonstration of the layout and equipment of the specialized pens for laboratory animals. Identification of species, breed or mixed-breed type.
Keywords
husbandry of pigs, poultry, equine, rabbits, laboratory animals, dog, cat
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures0
Total
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Last Update
25-11-2020