Course: Physiology of Livestock

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Course title Physiology of Livestock
Course code KZVE/FYHZ
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
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)
  • Trávníček Jan, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Illek Josef, doc. MVDr. DrSc.
  • Šoch Miloslav, prof. Ing. CSc., dr. h. c.
Course content
Physiological principles of regulation of reproduction, lactation, egg production and growth. Metabolic response to production, nutritional and environmental burdens in individual livestock species. Metabolic application of vitamins and minerals. Neuroendocrine system in adaptation control, higher nervous activity of livestock, function of sensory organs. Physiological aspects in ensuring animal welfare, environmental impact on animal welfare. Functional peculiarities of organ systems during the prenatal and postnatal development of livestock.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Written action (comprehensive tests, clauses), Individual preparation for exam, Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies), Individual tutoring
  • Preparation for classes - 80 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 100 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 50 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to deepen knowledge of the functional capacity of organ systems relevant for the reproduction, production and adaptation of livestock.
The student will gain knowledges of functions and their regulation with empasis on the production, reproduction and adaptation of farm animals.
Prerequisites
General knowledges of biology, morphology and biochemistry.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Seminar work

Rquirements are listed at the beginning of the course.
Recommended literature
  • Cronjé, P. B.; Boomker, E. A. Ruminant physiology : digestion, metabolism, growth and reproduction. 1. pub. Wallingford : CABI Publishing, 2000. ISBN 0-85199-463-6.
  • Döcke, F. a kol. Veterinärmedizinische Endokrinologie. Stuttgart : Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1994.
  • Jelínek, Pavel; Koudela, Karel. Fyziologie hospodářských zvířat. Vydání 1. Brno : Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 2003. ISBN 80-7157-644-1.
  • Kraft, Wilfried; Dürr, Ulrich M.; Hanzlová, Anna; Husník, Roman; Stachová, Dominika. Klinická laboratórna diagnostika vo veterinárnej medicíne = Klinická laboratorní diagnostika ve veterinární medicíně. 1. vyd. Bratislava : Hajko & Hajková, 2001. ISBN 80-88700-51-5.
  • Mehner, Alfred; Hartfiel, W. Handbuch der Geflügelphysiologie. Teil 1. 1. Aufl. Jena : Gustav Fischer, 1983.
  • Mehner, Alfred; Hartfiel, W. Handbuch der Geflügelphysiologie. Teil 2. 1. Aufl. Jena : Gustav Fischer, 1983.
  • Racek, Jaroslav. Klinická biochemie. Druhé, přepracované vydání. Praha : Galén, 2006. ISBN 80-7262-324-9.
  • Toman, Miroslav. Veterinární imunologie. První vydání. Praha : Grada Publishing, 2000. ISBN 80-7169-727-3.
  • Underwood, Eric J.; Suttle, N.F. The mineral nutrition of livestock. Wallingford : CABI Publishing : CAB International, 2001. ISBN 0-85199-557-8.
  • Welch, R. A. S. Milk composition, production and biotechnology. Wallingford : CAB International, 2002. ISBN 0-85199-161-0.


Study plans that include the course
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