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751-6802-00L  Poultry Science

SemesterSpring Semester 2015
LecturersR. Messikommer, R. Zweifel
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman



Catalogue data

AbstractThe overall goal of the course is to provide the essential scientific knowledge of the genetic, physiological and special nutritional aspects of poultry's metabolism, animal health and diseases, and of the implications for environment, product quality, housing and animal welfare, and breeding programs.
ObjectiveStudents will
- understand the complex interactions of nutrition, quality traits of products, breeding and reproduction, health management, diseases and husbandry as well as various production systems including environmental aspects and sustainable resource use.
- be trained to carry out interdisciplinary and disciplinary research at the highest level.
- be able to critically analyze published research data.
- be able to present precise scientific reports in oral and written form.
ContentAfter an introduction, the nutrition and health/diseases (2x2h each) are discussed.
In addition to the lectures held at the ETH, there are two days external courses at the Aviforum in Zollikofen (held by Aviforum and BVET). In this two days, relevant topics important for poultry science/production are discussed:

Aviforum:
- Introduction, development and impact of the poultry production (egg & meat, national & international), organization and division of work, importance of the wholesale merchants;
- Poultry: production systems, Good Manufacturing Practice
- Egg production: sorting, handling and storage, product quality, foodstuff legislation, production scheduling and economics.
- Genetics: breeds, gene reservoirs, hybrid breeding, organizations and hybrids
- Hygiene: concept and needs, assessment
- Actual experiments (hens and broiler): practical training (exterior and performance test, assessment of husbandry).

BVET:
- Origin of the chicken and its original habitat, wood hen -> requirements for livestock husbandry, anatomy and normal behavior, development of alternatives
- Animal welfare aspects of poultry production.
Lecture notesHandouts/scripts are being individually distributed by the lecturers.
LiteratureSpecific literature is being indicated individually by the lecturers.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersR. Messikommer, R. Zweifel
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
751-6802-00 GPoultry Science
Zusätzlich 2 Tage Blockkurs am 26. und 27. März 2015 am Aviforum in Zollikofen.
1 hrs
Tue10-12LFW C 4 »
R. Messikommer, R. Zweifel

Groups

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Restrictions

There are no additional restrictions for the registration.

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Agroecosystem Science MasterNon-Ruminant ScienceW+Information
Agroecosystem Science MasterNon-Ruminant ScienceWInformation