Course Code: VET310

Course Title: Animal Husbandry I

Weekly Teaching Hour: (1,0)

Course Description : This course intends to provide 5th semester students in-dept. knowledge and practical field experience on. Characteristics of the major breeds of farm animal species, husbandry and management of farm animals such as dairy and beef cattle, horses, sheep and goats, of some of companion animals and poultry. The course also covers Breeding and feeding systems, and basic management practices for farm animals and poultry establishments. Housing and equipment requirements for animals in specific types of operations will be examined. Herd health and reproduction managements programs for different livestock establishments will be taught throughout the course

Recommended Textbook(s) and Supplementary Books:

  • Understanding Animal Breeding by Bourdon,2014

  • Dairy Farming Handbook by Mosielele,2015

  • Animal Genetic and Breeding by Tomar, Tomar and Singh. 2015

  • A Textbook of Animal Husbandry by Kaushish, 2014

  • A textbook of Animal Husbandry by Benerjee. 8 th. Ed. 2011

Course Assessment:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory.