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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

AGLS 3002 (AL34A) BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION (3 credits)

AGLS 3005 (AL38B) PRINCIPLES OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION (3 credits)

Prerequisite: AL21C, AGLS 2003 (AL25A) or Equivalent Syllabus: Definition and scope of biotechnology, application of relevant biotechnology for improvement of livestock production through improved nutrition, growth, lactation, breeding, genetics and

health. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:

40% 60%

AGLS 3003 (AL36A) RUMINANT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Prerequisite: AL13B and AL21C Syllabus: Structure of the ruminant industry in CARICOM, brief physi- ology of ruminants, management practices including breeds and breeding, feeding, health and disease prevention and con- trol, housing and waste management, record keeping, plan- ning new enterprises and use of new technologies. Systems of production for beef and dairy cattle, water buffalo, sheep and

goats. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:

40% 60%

AGLS 3004 (AL37B) NON-RUMINANT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (4 credits)

Prerequisite: AL13B and AL21C Syllabus: Structure of the pig, poultry and rabbit industries in the CARICOM region; management practices including physiology, breeds and breeding, feeding, health, housing and waste man- agement, record keeping, technology and planning of an en- terprise. Systems of production for pigs, poultry and rabbits.

Assessment: Coursework:

40%

Examination:

60%

Syllabus: Description and importance of wildlife. An introduction to Wildlife Management with particular reference to the neo-trop- ics. Approaches to Wildlife Conservation. To understand the concepts used in developing intensive systems of animal pro- duction for both domestic and non-domestic species. The de- scription of intensive production models of the important neo-

tropical species of wildlife. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:

40% 60%

AGLS 3006 (AL39A) CURRENT ISSUES IN ANIMAL SCIENCES (3 credits)

Syllabus: It involves directed study on any topic of interest to the stu- dents, may include library and laboratory learning experiences

not otherwise available to undergraduate students. Assessment: Written Report of Study: Oral Presentation/Defence:

60% 40%

AGLS 3013 (AL313) RESEARCH PROJECT(Livestock) (4 credits)

AGRI 1000 (AG133) PRACTICAL SKILLS - SUMMER (3 credits)

Syllabus: Practical tropical crop and animal husbandry and farm ma- chinery and equipment handling and usage. Activities include field trips to observe modern and appropriate agriculture tech-

nologies. Assessment: Report on activities undertaken and one test. Grading is pass or fail.

Request for exemption from Practical Skills must be submitted before the end of Semester I to the Dean’s Office.

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