Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZZO202ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND NUTRITIONElective244
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To give scientific, current and practical knowledge on husbandry and nutrition of livestock
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Alçiçek , Prof. Dr. Turgay Taşkın
Learning Outcomes
1Obtain basic knowledge on husbandry and nutrition of farm animals
2Obtain knowledge on techniques used in production of different farm animal species
3Obtain knowledge on feeds, and feeding methods used in nutrition of farm animals
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
General theoretical and practical information on husbandry and nutrition of farm animals
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Animal production in agriculture and the role of animal products in human nutritionIntroduction of species and breeds, and barns
2Animal production in Turkey and in the world, main problems of animal production in TurkeyIdentification and record keeping
3Species and breeds (definition of species and breed, and relevant subjects)Video on registered native breeds of Turkey
4Cattle breeds, reproduction characteristics of cattle, milk and meat production from cattlePractices on cattle husbandry
5Sheep and goat breeds, reproduction characteristics of sheep and goat; milk, meat and wool production from sheep and goatPractices on sheep and goat husbandry
6Poultry breeds, egg and meat production from poultryPractices on poultry husbandry
7Bee and silkworm productionPractices on bee and silkworm production
8Midterm Exam
9The description, chemical composition and classification of feedThe description of chemical and feed laboratories in the department
10Feeds used in animal feeding, their characteristics and effects on feed value The description of forages and concentrate, taking of example from feeds
11The basic principles of animal feedingChemical, physical and biological analysis methods of feeds
12Ruminant nutritionThe basic principles of ration and compound feed preparation
13Ruminant nutritionThe example ration preparation for ruminats
14Poultry nutritionThe example compound feed preparation for poultry
15Poultry nutritionPractise Exam
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Akman, N. 2000. Pratik Sığır Yetiştiriciliği. Türk Ziraat Mühendisleri Birliği Vakfı Yayını. Cheeke, P.R. 2005. Applied Animal Nutrition Feeds and Feeding. Pearson Published by Prentice Hall. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458. ISBN: 0-13-113331-4. Doğaroğlu, M. 2008. Modern Arıcılık Teknikleri. Anadolu Ofset San ve Tic LTD ŞTİ Bağcılar-İstanbul. Koçak, Ç; Kaymakçı, M.; Sönmez R. 1990. Zootekni Uygulamaları (4. Basım). Ege Üniv. Zir.Fak. Yayınları. No: 289, İzmir Kaymakçı, M., 2006. İleri Koyun Yetiştiriciliği.Genişletilmiş 6. Baskı, Meta Basım. Bornova-İzmir. Kaymakçı, M., 2006. Keçi Yetiştiriciliği. Meta Basım. Bornova-İzmir. Klasing, K.C.1998. Comparative Avian Nutrition. CAB International. ISBN: 0 851992196. Kutlu, H.R. 2009. Tavukların Beslenmesi. TAVUKÇULUK BİLİMİ- Yetiştirme, Besleme-Hastalıklar. Bölüm 11, 353-498s. Bey Ofset Matbaacılık, ANKARA. Leeson, S., Summers, J.D. 1997. Commercial Poultry Nutrition. Published by University Books, P.O.Box 1326, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1H 6N8. Özkan, K., Açıkgöz, Z. 2007. Kanatlı Kümes Hayvanlarının Beslenmesi. Hasad Yayıncılık LTD. ŞTİ. 978-975-8377-55-8. İstanbul. ŞENGONCA, M., ALTAN, A., KOŞUM, N. (2009): Hayvan Yetiştirme İlkeleri, Ege Ü. Yayınları, Ziraat Fak. Yayın No: 534.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice13226
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Laboratory Examination122
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)113
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO135 2 2
LO225  2 
LO332    
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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