This subject examines the major animal production systems in Australia, with a particular focus on the impact of management practices on the health and welfare of animal populations. Students will develop an appreciation of the economic drivers of these industries, measures of productivity utilised within these industries, and the role of the veterinary profession in ensuring the health and wellbeing of animals.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject aims to equip students with a sound understanding of animal management practices in the major animal industries in which veterinarians are employed, and an understanding of the impact of management practices on the health and wellbeing of animals. Students are to complete two weeks of extramural work while enrolled in this subject.