Course Description & Objectives:
Review basic anatomy and physiology of farm animals. Principles of animal health and disease management, aetiology and predisposing factors, epidemiology, prevention and control of livestock diseases at global, national and herd levels. Objectives: To equip students with a working knowledge of:
- Impact of diseases on livestock productivity & General management/husbandry practices that reduce disease occurrence and enhance livestock productivity.
- Common diseases of livestock in the tropics with major emphasis being on causes, major signs, predisposing factors, prevention and control at farm and national level.