INTRODUCTORY LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT

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Course Code: 
ANS 2201
Course Credit Units: 
3
Semester: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

Introduction: Livestock production systems in Eastern Africa, contribution of livestock industry to the economy; Principles of sustainable livestock management (feeds/feeding, breeds/breeding, animal health and livestock economics); Livestock facilities – housing / farm structures and handling facilities. General livestock routine management procedures: Livestock identification; Livestock records and records keeping; Ageing livestock; Weight determination; Control of parasites – Dipping, sprays, fences foot bath and foot rot treatment e.t.c.;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 objectives:

  • provide the students with technical skills (hands-on) and theoretical background about livestock management procedures;
  • equip students with competences for delivery of services to practitioners engaged in livestock management and for those actively working in production of livestock ,

  

LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT
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