University of Guelph 1999-2000 Diploma Program Calendar

Course Description

DVT*1000 Livestock Production and Management F(6-0) [0.50]

This course introduces the students to food animals and horses, with an emphasis on terminology, nutrition, behaviour and housing. The food animal portion also includes common breeds, marketing, and breeding practices of various species, including sheep, poultry, dairy cattle, beef cattle and swine. By visiting the swine, beef, and dairy herds on campus, the students are able to observe the behaviour and management of various species. The equine portion of the course emphasizes the techniques, terminology and common diseases that the veterinary technician working in an equine practice would be exposed to, through the use of lectures, slides, videos and handouts. The colony horses provide hands-on experience in behaviour, handling, and restraint, as well as stable management.

Location: Ridgetown
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Last revised: January 1999.