Animal Function, Health and Welfare
Study animal welfare, reproduction, lactation, health and the toxicology of chemicals used in agriculture. Survey causes, impacts, treatments and prevention of exotic, zoonotic and other diseases in livestock and some mammals and birds
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical knowledge of animal welfare, the practical aspects of reproduction in farm animals, the immunology, epidemiology and management of infectious diseases of farm animals and the general principles of toxicology as applied to farm animals;
- demonstrate, through research and written or verbal presentation a deep understanding of specific topics within the overall subject;
- use critical analysis to properly evaluate the importance of the different aspects of welfare, applied reproduction, immunology, infectious disease and toxicology; and
- demonstrate autonomy and judgement in written and oral assessment tasks.
- Animal welfare
- Applied animal reproduction
- Animal health
No eligibility requirements
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This unit includes an on-campus intensive at the Armidale campus of UNE