Course: Food animal husbandry

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Course title Food animal husbandry
Course code 2230/H3CO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šimek Vlastimil, MVDr.
  • Zapletal David, Prof. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Jakešová Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures no. 1. 2. Introduction. Domestication - changes evoked by domestication, phylogeny of important food animals. Subdivision and specifications of particular types of animal stocks. 3. 4. Biological characteristics of prolificacy of particular food animals terminology, maturity, influencing factors. 5. 6. Cattle husbandry - basic biological characteristics, management of calves´ raising, heifers´ raising and cows´ rearing. 7. 8. Sheep and goat husbandry - basic biological characteristics, management of particular categories of sheep, sheep breeds. 9. 10. Pig husbandry - basic biological characteristics, sows´ prolificacy, management of piglets´ raising and sows´ rearing. 11. 12. Poultry husbandry - basic biological characteristics of domestic chicken, turkey, ducks, goose; hatching of poultry; management of pullets´ raising and hens´ rearing. 13. Tutorial prior to examination. Practical works no. 1. - 2. Introduction. Zootechnical taxonomy - breed, lower taxonomic units, types. General subdivision of breeds. 3. 4. Breeds of beef cattle in the CR basic characteristics, production traits and their determination. 5. 6. Field trip - management of beef cattle. 7. 8. Field trip - management of sheep and breeding sows. 9. 10. Field trip - management of growing and finishing pigs. 11. 12. Evaluation of prolificacy in food animals. 13. Credit awarding.

Learning activities and teaching methods
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Learning outcomes
Domestication and phylogeny of important species. Subdivision of types of animal stocks, zootechnical taxonomy. Biological basis of animal prolificacy, factors, evaluation. Basic biological characteristics of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, domestic chickens, turkeys, Mallard type ducks, Muscovy ducks, and geese. Important breeds of beef cattle and types and breeds of sheep in the CR. Husbandry and management of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry - particular categories. Hatching aspects in poultry.


Assessment methods and criteria
Conditions for credit - active participation in practical works; possibility of 1 absence - compulsory attendance on the field trip - knowledge of the whole issues from practical works verified throughout the semmester Terms of the exam - the successful completion of the written test
Recommended literature
  • Kuchtík, J. et al. Chov ovcí. Mendelova univerzita, 2007.
  • Máchal, L. et al. Chov zvířat I - Chov hospodářských zvířat. Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7375-553-9.
  • Pulkrábek, J. et al. Chov prasat. Praha: Profi Press, 2005.
  • Sambraus, H.H. Atlas plemen hospodářských zvířat. Praha: Brázda, 2006.
  • Zahrádková, R. et al. Masný skot od A do Z. Praha:ČSCHMS, 2009.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology Food Safety and Quality (15) Veterinary medicine and veterinary prevention 1 Winter