|Aspects of physiological processes in growth and development, digestion, reproduction, lactation, egg laying. Meat science: carcass composition and quality, pre and post mortem muscle metabolism. Key concepts in thermal balances in farm animals. Livestock and climate change: impacts on grasslands, biodiversity, health.
Digestive physiology and metabolism of end products of digestion. Factors regulating feed intake. Feed evaluation. Feeding standards and their applications. Feed formulation: manual and computerised procedures. Legislative framework for feed manufacture.
Basic principles of qualitative and quantitative genetics. Main selection methods and genetic responses. Concepts of correlated selection response, heterosis and crossbreeding system.
Natural and acquired immunity. Disease causing agents. Major pests and diseases of farm animals and their control. Veterinary Public health and food borne and zoonootic diseases. Disease surveillance and Animal health schemes.
Administrative assistant: Kajol Jogarah