Course: Farm Animal Handling

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Course title Farm Animal Handling
Course code 2230/H6ZH
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Zapletal David, Prof. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Kudělková Lenka, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Šimek Vlastimil, MVDr.
Course content
Syllabus of practical works 1. Introduction, importance, definition of basic terms. 2. Principles of proper and safe handling of particular categories of cattle - restraining methods, handling, usage of suitable tools and equipments. 3. Principles of proper and safe handling of small ruminants - restraining methods, handling, usage of suitable tools and equipments. 4. Principles of proper and safe handling of particular categories of horses and pigs - restraining methods, handling, usage of suitable tools and equipments. Principles of handling and restraining of rabbits. 5. Basics of clinical examination of farm animals, principles of sampling of biological samples. 6. Identification of farm animals - temporary and permanent methods, principle of electronic identification. 7. 9. Field trip to ŠZP Nový Jičín - handling and restraining of adult pigs and piglets, basic clinical examination of a pig, pregnancy examination of a sow. 10. 11. Field trip to ŠZP Nový Dvůr - handling and restraining of milked cows and calves, basic clinical examination of cattle, milking of cows (proper technique, udder hygiene, health aspects). 12. Principles of proper and safe handling of particular categories of poultry - restraining methods, handling, usage of suitable tools and equipments. Hatching of poultry - examination of incubated eggs, practical aspects, coloursexing of chicks. 13. Usage and care of horses - basic procedures in care of riding horses, specification of particular groups of horses, basic clinical examination. 14. Credit awarding.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The aim of the study discipline is to teach students the basic aspects of safety in the handling of livestock with respect to welfare principles and practical management of fixation of different species and categories of animals and the principles of sampling of biological material. To the extent student can handle principles for the regulation of movement and immobilization of animals. An integral part of managing clinical examination livestock and principles for the regulation of stable operating environment and focusing on the welfare of farmed animals.

Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
Compulsory attendance on practical works, possibility of 2 absences. Attendance on the field trips. Obtaining of a credit. Passing the written examination.
Recommended literature
  • Ballard, B., Rockett, J. Restraint & handling for veterinary technicians & assistants (veterinary technology).. Delmar Cengage Learning, 2009. ISBN 978-1435453586.
  • DVOŘÁK, R. Klinická propedeutika se základy diagnostiky vnitřních chorob hospodářských zvířat. Praha, 1989.
  • FRASER,A.F.-BROOM,D.M. Farm Animal Behaviour and Welfare. 1990.
  • HEMSWORTH,P.H.- COLEMAN G.J. Human-Livestock Interactions:.
  • JURAJDA, V. Propedeutika drůbeže. 2001.
  • KEELING,L. Social behaviour in Farm Animals Hardback. 2001.
  • MOBERG,G.- MENCH,J.A. The Biology of Animal Stress. Basic Principles and Implications for Animal Welfare. 2000.
  • MOSS,R. Livestock Health and Welfare Longman Veterinary Health Series. 1992.
  • Sheldon, C.C., Topel, J., Sonsthagen, T.F. Animal restraint for veterinary professionals.. Mosby, 2006. ISBN 978-0323034654.
  • WATHES,C.M.-CHARLES,D.R. Livestock Housing. 2002.


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 Animal Protection and Welfare (1) Veterinary medicine and veterinary prevention 2 Summer