|Module Title||ANIMAL SCIENCE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Michael Rose|
|Project work||Animal Welfare Poster||20%|
Describe the processes of reproduction in domestic livestock and select appropriate techniques for the manipulation of reproductive performance.
a) The structure of the reproductive tract is described.
b) The physiological control of reproductive processes is outlined.
c) Methods of manipulating reproductive processes are explained in relation to physiological controls.
One of either cattle, sheep or pigs.
Explain the inter-relationship between environment, health and management in the expression and control of disease in farm animals.
a) Describe the type and origin of pathogenic organisms.
b) Explain the reaction of the animal body to disease.
c) Identify the principles of disease control, prevention and treatment.
Common pathogenic micro-organisms involved in disease in farm animals.
Cellular and humoral responses.
Vaccination, disinfection, hygiene procedures, legislation.
Alternative medical treatments - homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal remedies.
Outline the current areas of concern involving animal welfare issues.
a) The ethics of animal welfare are discussed.
b) Current areas of welfare concern are identified.
c) Possible approaches to the enhancement of animal welfare are identified and described.
Cultural and ethnic differences in the perception of animal welfare.
Intensive animal production systems, genetic engineering and welfare, live animal transport and slaughter.
Main areas of current animal welfare legislation.