RUMINANTS BIOLOGY

Course ID: BZO-SE>BP
Course title: RUMINANTS BIOLOGY
Semester: 2 / Winter
ECTS: 3
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 30 hours
Field of study: Animal Science
Study cycle: 2nd cycle
Type of course: optional
Prerequisites:
Contact person: dr inż. Anna Zielak-Steciwko anna.zielak-steciwko@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: Taxonomy, role and economic importance of ruminants. The specificity of digestion of ruminants. Biology of reproduction and physiology of lactation. Features of ruminants and derived products.
Full description: Ruminants taxonomy, role and economic importance of this group of animals. The specificity of digestion and nutrition of ruminants. Reproduction and physiology of lactation. Features of ruminants. Products derived from ruminant animals.
Bibliography: Pollard J. C., Littlejohn R. P., Pearse A. J. T.- Shade and shelter for farmed deer in New Zealand: Results from a survey of farmers, New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research, 2003, 46, 287 – 294,
Learning outcomes: After course completion In area of knowledge: 1. Student has extended knowledge of the biology of ruminant animals (domestic and wild), knows in detail the elements of physiology of reproduction and lactation, ruminant digestion. 2. Student understands the importance of products obtained from ruminants, also in terms of the production of functional foods. 3. Student knows exactly taxonomy of species belonging to ruminants. In area of skills: 1. Student is able to use available sources of information, prepares presentations and speeches. 2. Student is able to evaluate the value of raw materials obtained from ruminants. 3. Student is able to modify the composition of rumunants meat and milk. In area of social competences: 1. Student is aware of the responsibility for the housing conditions and welfare of ruminants. 2. Student is aware of the responsibility for high quality food production.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Course completion: Students who have practicals completed are obliged to undertake written test during the exam session. Knowledge will be verified based on the test lasting 60 minutes (questions from the scope of lectures content.). 60% knowledge required to pass. When the test is not passed in the first term, student has the right to pass it again in the second term.

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