Animal Husbandry 1B (VETS1033)


This unit of study covers aspects of ruminant management and production, especially sheep, beef and dairy cattle. Basic fish husbandry is covered in the new animal industry section. The agronomic and ecological principles of the production and utilisation of native and sown pastures are also covered. On successful completion of this Unit of Study students will be able to: understand the characteristics of the Australian Livestock Industry; appreciate the role of veterinarians in the livestock industries; understand how the various husbandry and management techniques can impact on animal welfare and animal production; consistently display safe and systematic competence in large animal handling; communicate and interact competently with primary producers. Full day practical handling classes are conducted at the University Farms, Camden, with poultry, sheep, beef and dairy cattle and pastures. Practical classes must be attended by all students and are assessed.

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lectures: 28 hrs Camperdown Campus; practicals: 47 hrs Camden Campus


intra-semester: Practical animal handling skills exams (10%), 1 x essay (30%), Online assessment (10%) end of semester: 1 x 2.5 hr written paper (40%) other: plant collections (10%)


VETS1033 Animal Husbandry 1B Unit of Study Guide

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