Susanne E. Ulbrich: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018

Name Prof. Dr. Susanne E. Ulbrich
FieldAnimal Physiology
Address
Professur für Tierphysiologie
ETH Zürich, LFW B 57.1
Universitätstrasse 2
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 27 21
E-mailsusanne.ulbrich@usys.ethz.ch
URLhttps://usys.ethz.ch/en/people/profile.susanne-ulbrich.html
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
751-0282-00LAnimal Sciences in the World Food System2 credits2VS. E. Ulbrich, S. Thanner
AbstractSpecies-specific behaviour and common housing system of several farm animal species and the food products of animal origin will be introduced.
ObjectiveIn dieser Vorlesung wird der Bedeutung der landwirtschaftlichen Nutztiere in der Lebensmittelwertschöpfungskette nachgegangen. Dabei lernen die Studierenden sowohl die physiologischen Grundlagen, Haltungsformen und Verbreitung verschiedener Nutztierarten im World Food System sowie deren Produkte und Produktionsverfahren kennen. Kritisch hinterfragt werden insbesondere der nutritive Wert von verschiedenen Lebensmitteln tierischer Herkunft, die ökonomische Beurteilung von Produktionsverfahren, die Diskussion um „Feed vs. Fork“, ökologische Fussabdrücke von Nutztieren im Zusammenhang mit standortangepasster Nutzung, kulturelle Hintergründe sowie das ethische Verständnis der Nutztierhaltung. Diese Spannungsfelder werden einzeln und verknüpft in Kontexte gestellt, um zu Beurteilungsansätzen nachhaltiger Produktion zu gelangen. Die Studierenden werden lernen, Zusammenhänge und Zielkonflikte zu verstehen und sich mit Fragen zur Sicherung der Welternährung auseinanderzusetzen, um zukünftige Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten von Nutztieren in der Lebensmittelwertschöpfungskette einschätzen zu können.
LiteratureNutztiere in der Lebensmittelkette (Reinhard Fries, UTB Verlag)
Anatomie und Physiologie der Haustiere (Klaus Loeffler, UTB Verlag)
Krankheitsursache Haltung (Thomas Richter Hrsg., Enke Verlag)
Farbatlas Nutztierrassen (Hans Hinrich Sambraus, Ulmer Verlag)
Domestic Animal Behaviour (Katherine A. Houpt, Wiley-Blackwell)
Lebensmittel-Warenkunde für Einsteiger (Rimbach et al., Springer, Berlin 2010)
751-6003-00LTraining Course in Research Groups (Large) Restricted registration - show details 6 credits13PM. Kreuzer, R. Mandel, E. Mandel, S. Neuenschwander, H. Pausch, S. E. Ulbrich
AbstractThe students will learn the conceptual and methodological background of research in the animal science groups of the Institute of Plant, Animal and Agroecosystem Science. In addition to teaching the theoretical background, the major aim of the course is to integrate the students into the research groups (on job training) and, hence, to focus on the practical application of the knowledge.
Objective- Introduction into the conceptual and methodological basis of research
- Integration of the students into the research groups (on job training)
- Application of the gained knowledge
ContentThe students will be integrated into the research groups’ day-to-day work and will thus deal with all aspects of scientific work. This comprises the planning (conceptually and logistically), execution (data collection, laboratory analyses) and evaluation (statistics, data presentation) of experiments as well as the basics of scientific writing (aim: later publication, Master thesis). The research topics and the range of methodologies vary between the animal science research groups of the Institute of Plant, Animal and Agroecosystem Sciences.
Lecture notesNone
LiteratureSpecific readings after enlisting in a particular research group.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe number of training slots in the various groups is limited. It is therefore highly recommended to contact the group leaders early enough (first come first serve).
The full integration in a research group often means to work on weekends.
The total time budget is equivalent to about 180 hours. Active participation in group meetings (discussion, presentation) and short written reports about the work conducted are required for the 6 credit points. There are no grades, it is only pass or fail.
751-6003-01LTraining Course in Research Groups (Small) Restricted registration - show details 3 credits6PM. Kreuzer, R. Mandel, E. Mandel, S. Neuenschwander, H. Pausch, S. E. Ulbrich
AbstractThe students will learn the conceptual and methodological background of research in the animal science groups of the Institute of Plant, Animal and Agroecosystem Science. In addition to teaching the theoretical background, the major aim of the course is to integrate the students into the research groups (on job training) and, hence, to focus on the practical application of the knowledge.
Objective- Introduction into the conceptual and methodological basis of research
- Integration of the students into the research groups (on job training)
- Application of the gained knowledge
ContentThe students will be integrated into the research groups’ day-to-day work and will thus deal with all aspects of scientific work. This comprises the planning (conceptually and logistically), execution (data collection, laboratory analyses) and evaluation (statistics, data presentation) of experiments as well as the basics of scientific writing (aim: later publication, Master thesis). The research topics and the range of methodologies vary between the animal science research groups of the Institute of Plant, Animal and Agroecosystem Sciences.
Lecture notesNone
LiteratureSpecific readings after enlisting in a particular research group.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe number of training slots in the various groups is limited. It is therefore highly recommended to contact the group leaders early enough (first come first serve).
The full integration in a research group often means to work on weekends.
The total time budget is equivalent to about 90 hours. Active participation in group meetings (discussion, presentation) and short written reports about the work conducted are required for the 3 credit points. There are no grades, it is only pass or fail.
751-6102-00LAnatomy and Physiology of Man and Animals II2 credits2GM. C. Härdi-Landerer, S. Thanner, S. E. Ulbrich
AbstractImparts a basic understanding of physiology an anatomy in man and domestic animals, focusing on the interrelations between morphology and function of the organism, in particular of domestic animals. This is fostered by discussing all subjects from a functional point of view. The lecture consists of two consecutive parts.
ObjectiveDie Lehrveranstaltung befähigt die Studierenden grundlegende Funktionen des Organismus zu verstehen und pathophysiologische Zusammenhänge nachvollziehen zu können.
751-6122-00LPhysiology of Lactation3 credits3GS. E. Ulbrich, R. Bruckmaier
AbstractAs part of the course, students get to know the detailed processes that lead to the formation and secretion of milk in the context of mammalian lactation, particularly in livestock and wildlife.
ObjectiveThe course aims at an understanding of the complex function of lactation. The acquired knowledge allows the students to assess both current and future potentials and problems which arise during the different stages of lactation.
ContentThe interactive lecture, which is complemented by two days internship, allows students to aquire the detailed processes that lead to the formation and secretion of milk in mammals.
These include the basic understanding of the development and functional stages of the mammary gland and its importance for the various farm animal species and humans as food. Also, hormonal changes which are occuring during the different stages of lactation, are discussed in detail. In addition, techniques of milk withdrawal are discussed in lectures and internship. These focus on the particularly challenging interactions between milking technology and the animal.
Lecture notesStudents will receive the slides of the lessons as pdf in advance.
LiteratureF. Döcke, "Veterinärmedizinische Endokrinologie"
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirement:
The course "Endocrinology and Biology of Reproduction" (751-6113-00L, takes place in HS) is an excellent prerequisite and complementation of the "Physiology of Lactation".
Dates:
The course dates are:
Friday, 16.03., 13.04. and 20.04., 10-17h in Eschikon-Lindau (AgroVet-Strickhof);
Thursday, 05.04.18 - Friday 06.04.18 whole day in Posieux (with overnight stay in Posieux/Fribourg/Grangeneuf);
751-6124-00LWildlife Ecophysiology and Epidemiology2 credits2GB. Drews, S. E. Ulbrich
AbstractThe course will convey basic principles of the physiology and epidemiology of wildlife in the context of disease transmission via animal migration, transport and food items. Adaptions of native wildlife to the urban and agricultural environment and wildlife management will be illustrated.
ObjectiveThe aim of the course is to raise the awareness for the transmission of zoonotic diseases between agricultural animals, pets and humans. Furthermore, the pros and cons of different wildlife management strategies should enable the understanding of physiological adaptations of wildlife to human shaped environments. The ability to phrase own questions and to contribute to scientific discussions will be strengthened.
ContentAfter a general introduction the following lectures will deal with specific topics such as animal migration, hunting systems, emergence of new diseases, reproductive strategies of different species and wildlife management. In practical sessions the special anatomy of birds will be demonstrated. Excursions include the visit of farms keeping exotic animals (water buffalo and camelids), a wildlife rehabilitation center and a walk through the woods of Zurich with a wildlife warden.

The dates and locations for the practical session and the excursions are the following:

09.04.18:
Excursion to the "Wild animal rehabilitation center Landshut".
Meeting point at the rehabilitation center at 1:15 pm (http://www.wildstation.ch/kontakt.html)

23.04.2018
Practical course autopsy bird
Meeting point at 1:00 pm at the Institute for Veterinary Pathology, Winterthurerstrasse 270, 8057 Zürich

27.04.2018
All-day-Excursion to Riedenholzfarm and to Ben's camel farm
Meeting point at 8:46 am Bus stop Köschenrüti
End of excursion at 3.45 pm at Ben's camel farm in Oberglatt

14.05.2018
Excursion with wildlife warden of the city of Zurich
Meeting point SBB station Grünwald at 1 pm
Lecture notesIt is expected that students take their own notes during the lectures. If possible, the lecture material will be uploaded online.
LiteratureScientific literature will be referenced in the lectures.
Prerequisites / NoticeA general interest in wildlife is prerequisite. The students should have an understanding of basic principles of disease transmission.