|Aspects of physiological processes in growth, development, digestion, reproduction, lactation, egg laying. Meat science: carcass composition and quality. Effect of climatic factors on metabolism, growth, health and disease. Genetic and physiological adaptation to the environment. 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 quantitative genetics. Selection methods and genetic responses. Design of breeding programmes. Concepts of correlated selection response, heterosis and crossbreeding system. Breeding schemes to match consumer demand for safer foods. Disease causing agents. Pests and diseases of farm animals. Natural and acquired immunity. Use and control of drugs. Public health and diseases. Animal health schemes.
Administrative assistant: Kajol Jogarah