Module Identifier RS10510  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Neil Beck  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite A or AS level science subjects  
Assessment Exam     100%  

Aims of the module
To provide a basic understanding of the physiological systems and anatomical structures important to the production of cattle, sheep and pigs.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:

Understand the importance of anatomy, physiology and biochemical processes described in the module to animal
production systems

Syllabus / Curriculum design
This module will cover the basic anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of endocrinology, reproduction, growth, development, digestion and nutrition of cattle, sheep and pigs. The practicals will include demonstrations using slaughterhouse material, videos and visits to farms and research stations.

Reading Lists
Church D C. (1979) Digestive Physiology and Nutrition of Ruminants. 2nd. O & B Brooks
Eckert R, Randall D & Agustine G W H Freeman & Co. (1988) Animal Physiology. W H Freeman & Co
Hammond J, Mason I L & Robinson T J. (1978) Farm Animals. 5th. Edward Arnold
Frandson RD. (1986) Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals. 4th. Lea and Febiger
McDonald J, Edwards RA & Greenhalgh JFD. (1971) Animal Nutrition. 3rd. Longman Scientific and Technical
Van Soest P J. (1982) Nutritional Ecology of the Ruminant. O & B Brooks