Animal Production and Welfare (VSC110) presents a preliminary study of animal production systems and provides an integrative link for the study of animal genetics, welfare, behaviour, agricultural economics, pasture production and nutrition. Each industry (beef, dairy, wool, meat sheep, poultry, pigs and aquaculture) is examined in turn, from the perspective of the industry as a whole, the individual producer and veterinarian. Animal welfare is an important and emotional issue that affects Australian animal industries, as well as companion animal owners and research establishments. Humans have an ethical responsibility to provide adequate care for animals under their control, and veterinarians have particular obligations and responsibilities in this area. The basic principles and application of ruminant nutrition are introduced. Animal handling skills are developed in the context of animal behaviour, welfare and operator safety in both classroom and practical settings.
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Enrolment is restricted to students in the following courses.
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