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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

AGLS 1000 (AL13B) STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF ANIMALS (4 credits)

AGLS 2003 (AL25A) LIVESTOCK GENETICS AND BREEDING (3 credits)

Syllabus: Brief introduction to comparative anatomy and physiology of livestock including muscle, blood and circulation, respiration, digestion, reproduction and lactation. An introduction to ba- sic entomology; insect anatomy, life cycles, functions, classifi- cation. Brief introduction to life cycle and structure of para- sites of livestock; production losses incurred due to parasit-

ism, conventional means of controlling parasites. Assessment: Coursework:

40%

AGLS 2001 (AL21C) PRINCIPLES OF LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION (4 credits)

Prerequisite: AL13B, AG16B Syllabus: An introduction to the factors affecting animal production in general to show the interrelationship between animal health, nutrition, genetics and breeding, animal housing and the envi- ronment and the marketing of social factors, for domestic and non-domestic livestock species. To highlight the importance of physiological states in animal production systems and to understand the concepts used in developing intensive systems of animal production for both domestic and non-domestic spe-

Prerequisite: AP10B Syllabus: Introduction to animal breeding and its history, animal breed- ing from the bottom up, population genetics, quantitative in- heritance, statistics and their application to quantitative traits, aids to and methods of selection, mating systems for simply- inherited and quantitative traits, use of animal breeding prin- ciples in livestock improvement and breeds and breeding in

the Caribbean. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:

40% 60 %

AGLS 2004 (AL26A) LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS TECHNOLOGY (3 credits)

Syllabus: Technology of milk, meat products and eggs; including qual- ity, consumer demand, methods of storage, distribution and processing, preparation and market presentation. Skin pres-

ervation, processing and grading. Field visits. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:

40% 60%

cies. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:

40% 60%

AGLS 3000 (AL33B) POULTRY PRODUCTION (3 credits)

AGLS 2002 (AL22B) ANIMAL NUTRITION (3 credits)

Prerequisite: AL13B Syllabus: The animal and its food; the nutrients and their digestion and metabolism; feedstuff used in animal diets; evaluation of feeds; feeding standards for maintenance, growth, reproduction and

lactation; procedures in feed formulation. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:

25% 75%

Syllabus: Structure of the poultry industry in CARICOM countries with emphasis on chickens. Species of poultry of commercial im- portance. Management practices including physiology, breeds and breeding, health maintenance, nutrition and feeding, hous- ing and waste management, equipment, incubation (including hatchery management) and brooding. The rearing of breeder flocks, layers and broilers. Records, maintenance, handling,

processing and marketing of poultry products. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:

25% 75%

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