Animal Husbandry - (15 credits)

Animals are kept in large numbers throughout the UK as companions, as performance athletes and for commercial production, they are also present in zoos, wildlife parks, and many other aspects of human life. Regardless of their role in societies, their correct management requires a knowledge and understanding of the husbandry skills and practices associated with each species. This involves not only day-to-day care of the animals but also providing them with appropriate care throughout the year. Students will be able to explore the needs of pets and exotic animals in domestic and commercial environment, as well as the specific requirements of horses and commercial farm livestock. Overall, the module aims to develop students' knowledge and practical skills in animal husbandry.