Disease and its Control in Animals
Examine disease in sheep, grazing and feedlot cattle, chickens, pigs, dogs, horses and Australian native animals. Study regulation, disease prevention and management. Recognise good husbandry for animal health. Diagnose disease and identify treatment.
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an advanced knowledge of and be able to describe, analyse critically and evaluate the major health problems in farm animals, dogs, horses and Australian wildlife;
- demonstrate an advanced cognitive and technical understanding of the impact of animal diseases in a biological and economic sense;
- demonstrate an advanced cognitive and technical understanding of the integrated control of disease in the different animal species, and the role of good husbandry in maintaining animal health;
- demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility in the recognition and appropriate treatment of animal disease problems; and
- analyse critically, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities and communicate them to others efficiently in written and verbal form.
- Introduction to disease, disease prevention and regulatory aspects
- Understanding and managing parasitic disease in farm animals
- Diseases and health management in the sheep industry
- Diseases and health management in the beef industry
- Diseases and health management in the feedlot cattle industry
- Diseases and health management in the dairy industry
- Diseases and health management in the poultry industry
- Diseases and health management in the pig industry
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This unit includes an on-campus intensive at the Armidale campus of UNE