|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Agriculture and Environmental Science|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 January 2022|
An understanding of animal health, welfare and behaviour is critical to maintaining efficiencies in agricultural systems. Knowledge of livestock welfare, sources of animal stress and disease causes, and controls affect farm productivity, product quality and farm safety. Societal expectations of animal treatment are now impacting directly on agricultural market access. The welfare of both native and feral animals is vital to controlling disease in production landscapes as well as ensuring their continued sustainability.
This course examines key aspects of livestock health, welfare & behaviour in light of their impacts on productivity, product quality, farm safety and animal ethics. Historical and current approaches to animal welfare are evaluated. The impacts of farming environments on animal stress are considered. The diagnosis and control of diseases in livestock and wild animals are explored in detail.
This course contains a highly recommended residential school for both external and on-campus students.