COURSE CODE: APH 202
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Animal Agriculture
NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units
COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week
Course Coordinator: Prof. A. B. J. Aina
Office Location: COLANIM Building
The role of livestock and poultry in the National Economy. Common animal husbandry terminologies. Introduction to livestock and poultry products and by-products. Problems of livestock production in Nigeria. Characteristics and food values of meat and milk. Introduction to animal health and diseases. Livestock (Large and Small Farm animals) and poultry breeds and distribution in Nigeria. Introduction to Animal Breeding and Genetics. Record keeping in livestock and poultry farms. General importance of Record keeping. Common breeding problems in livestock and poultry Industries. Typical mating systems. Typical trait values of animal breeds (Traits of economic importance). Livestock and poultry management systems including feeding, housing, rearing etc. Routine and occasional management in poultry and livestock. Classification of poultry into productive functions e.g. eggs, table birds, breeder etc. Elements of climate and their effects on forage and animal production, including direct and indirect effects. Differences between browse and non-browse forages. Introduction to forage conversation – hay, silage, crop residues, pellets feeds etc.
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