COURSE CODE: APH508

COURSE TITLE: Hatchery Technology and Management

NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units

COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Dr. L. T. Egbeyale

Email: lawtoks23@yahoo.co.uk

Office Location: COLANIM Building

Other Lecturers: Prof. S. S. Abiola, Dr. O. M. Sogunle and Dr. (Mrs.) K. A. Sanwo

 

COURSE CONTENT:

Establishment of hatchery and layout of infrastructure. Management of breeders with particular reference to nutrition and health. Major factors affecting fertility of eggs. Prevention of trans-ovarian diseases in breeders. Egg formation in female reproductive tract, egg abnormalities. Physical characteristics of hatch-able eggs. Pre-incubation care of hatch-able eggs. Incubation periods in poultry species. Incubator types and hatchery sanitation. Ventilation, temperature and humidity regulation in an incubator. Egg candling and turning. Embryonic development and mortality. Major factors influencing hatchability of eggs. Sexing and marketing of chicks. Brooding and management of chicks. Hatchery waste management.

APH 508 Lecture Note

Last Updated on April 10, 2019 by admin

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