|| RS33510 |
|| APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AND WELFARE |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Mr Sebastian McBride |
|| Semester 2 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 11 Hours 11 x 1 hour |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 8 x 3 hour |
|| Seminar presentation || || 40% |
|| Exam || 2 Hours || 60% |
|| Exam || Supplentary Examinations: As per WIRS Departmental policy || |
Aims of the module
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Describe behaviours in terms of their evolution, development and underlying control.
2. Objectively quantify behaviour.
3. Be able to recognise and discuss 'normal' and 'abnormal' behaviour.
4. Understand the concepts of stress and animal welfare.
5. Discuss current animal welfare legislation.
6. Discuss current methods of animal welfare assessment.
7. Describe common welfare problems of the horse and farm animals and discuss methods for their control.
This module will provide an insight into the behaviour of the horse and farm animals, with particular reference to the evolution, development and underlying control of behaviour. The objective measurement of behaviour will be studied, and an emphasis placed on understanding and recognising 'normal' and 'abnormal' behaviour. The causes and function of abnormal behaviour will also be discussed. The concept of animal welfare will be introduced and current welfare legislation outlined. Welfare problems commonly found within the stable or farm environment will be identified and put in the context of current husbandry techniques with particular attention to strategies for their control. The module will also deal with the concept of stress, its measurement and how this relates to animal welfare.
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