|Anatomy of non ruminant and ruminant animals digestive systems. Principles of nutritional physiology and biochemistry. Meeting nutritional objectives of farm animals. Feeds and feed evaluation. Production of compound feeds: quality assurance framework. Avian reproductive systems and the mammary gland structure. Endocrine effects on animal products : milk production, egg production. Muscle structure and biology. Growth and body composition. Farm animal reproductive systems (male and female). Reproductive physiology (Oestrous cycles, puberty, pregnancy and parturition. Genetic and physiological adaptation to the environment, especially in hot climate. Principles of meat science: chemical composition. Post mortem muscle chemistry. Effects of pre and post slaughter treatments on carcass /meat quality and hygiene. Carcass appraisal. An introduction to the basic principles of quantitative and qualitative genetics. Breeding systems of various farm animals. Disease causing agents. Major pests and diseases of farm animals. The impact of diseases at the animal, enterprises and national and global levels. Spread and transmission of diseases. The immune system: structure and function. Natural and acquired immunity. Food borne diseases. Zoonotic diseases.
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