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Production Animal Health (ANSC30006)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeANSC30006
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Previously DASC30016

This subject introduces students to the management of the major factors influencing the health of production animals. Students will learn the principles of disease and how different aspects of disease impact on production systems. Students should develop an understanding of how management factors can influence the development of disease in production animals, and how the type of production system can alter the risk of disease. Students will consider significant non-infectious and infectious diseases and how they are managed from the point of view of the whole production system.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject students should be able to

  • Describe the different factors that can affect the health of production animals
  • Describe how management practices contribute to the risk of disease and to optimising the health of production animals
  • Develop practical laboratory skills relating to animal health
  • Be able to assess the overall health status of production animals

Last updated: 22 January 2019