ANIMAL MANAGEMENT AND NUTRITION

AGR2AMN

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will examine farm animal management systems, and direct and indirect influences on the production and quality of harvested animal products with a focus on quality outputs and sustainable production. Both conventional and alternative management practices in national and international contexts will be explored. You will investigate animal genetics and Estimated Breeding Values (EBV)and other measurements used to evaluate animal performance. Consideration of environmental factors such as intensive/extensive farming and health and nutrition on production of common and exotic animals, along with disease occurrence, prevention and treatment, will inform the development of evidence-based management plans. The subject also examines legislation relating to animal welfare, with holding periods and import and export.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE or require Subject Coordinator approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis elective will run subject to sufficient enrolments

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Anatomy and physiology of farm animals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFrandson, R, Wilke, W & Fails, A

Year2009

Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherWILEY BLACKWELL, BALTIMORE, MD.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Animal welfare for livestock producers, State Government of Victoria, viewed 3 May 2013

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDepartment of Environment and Primary Industries

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLHTTP://WWW.DPI.VIC.GOV.AU/AGRICULTURE/FARMINGMANAGEMENT/PRODUCTION-LIVESTOCK-CARE/

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Animal husbandry regained, the place of farm animals in sustainable agriculture

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWebster, J

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherROUTLEDGE, NEW YORK.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

A basic guide to breedplan EBVs, breedplan international beef recording scheme, viewed 3 May 2013

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorUniversity of New England

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLHTTP://BREEDPLAN.UNE.EDU.AU/BOOKLETS/A%20BASIC%20GUIDE%20TO%20BP%20EBVS%20%28COMPLETE%29.PDF

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Farm business management, the human factor

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNuthall, P

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCABI PUBLISHING, OXFORDSHIRE, UK.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Reproduction in farm animals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHafez, E, & Hafez, B

Year2008

Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING, IOWA.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Animal nutrition

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcDonald, P, Edwards, R, Greenhaigh, J & Morgan, C

Year2011

Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherPEARSON EDUCATION, UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Functional anatomy and physiology of domestic animals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorReece, W

Year2009

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherWILEY BLACKWELL, AMES, IA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Management and welfare of farm animals: the UFAW farm handbook

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWebster, J

Year2011

Edition/Volume5TH EDN

PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL, CHICHESTER, UK.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Saunders comprehensive veterinary dictionary

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStuddert, V, Blood, D & Gay, C

Year2012

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherSAUNDERS, ELSEVIER, EDINBURGH

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Scientific farm animal production

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTaylor, R & Field, T

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPRENTICE HALL, UPPER SADDLE RIVER, USA.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe animal management practices for production animal businesses which optimise profitability, animal welfare and sustainability.
02. List common and exotic production animal health issues and management control options
03. Compare conventional, intensive and innovative management systems for production animal species in terms of sustainability, profitability and animal welfare.
04. Investigate the influence of environmental and genetic factors on animal production.
05. Create an evidence based management plan for the sustainable production of animal products.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 27 - 28
Two 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 27 - 28
Two 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two assignments (1,200-words each, 2,400-words total). Assignment topics will be available on Melbourne Polytechnic moodle site

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO3, SILO5

Four short answer tutorial questions (350-words each, 1,400-words total)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4