Course: Breeding of Small Farm Animals

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Course title Breeding of Small Farm Animals
Course code KZVE/ZCDHZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Tejml Petr, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of lectures: Welfare and hygiene of small animals. Importance, history, breeding, feeding, reproduction and most common diseases of rabbits, poultry, pigeons and chinchillas. The general idea of the subject is small animals hobby breeding. Content of practices: Identification of small animals, registration and administration of breeding. Organizations in the Czech Republic and Europe. Standards of breeds. Principles of small animals showing. Breeds of rabbits, poultry, pigeons and colored mutation of chinchillas. Excursion at the National Small Animals Show in Lysá nad Labem

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Written action (comprehensive tests, clauses), Activating (simulations, games, drama), Practical training
  • Preparation for exam - 78 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 12 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to learn students about the principles of small animals hobby breeding, knowledge of breeds and their colors. The subject is focused on the issue of rabbits, decorative poultry, pigeons and chinchillas like pets.
Theoretical principles and practical skills for small animals caregivers.
Standard knowledge of zootechnics, physiology, genetics and animal nutrition.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Credit: Active attendance at practices and at the excursion. PPT presentation. Credit test. Exam: Written test + oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Kolektiv autorů. Vzorník plemen drůbeže.
  • Kolektiv autorů. Vzorník plemen holubů.
  • Skřivan, M., Tůmová, E., Skřivanová, V.:. Chov králíků a kožešinových zvířat. 1. vyd., Praha, ČZU AF 2002, 250 s.. ISBN 80-213-0955-5.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2016) Category: Agriculture and forestry 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter