751-6602-00L  Pig Science (FS)

SemesterSpring Semester 2015
LecturersG. Bee, E. Hillmann, S. Neuenschwander
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


751-6602-00 GPig Science (FS)2 hrs
Wed08:15-10:00LFW C 4 »
G. Bee, E. Hillmann, S. Neuenschwander

Catalogue data

AbstractThe overall goal of the course is to provide the essential scientific knowledge of the genetic, physiological, behavioural and special nutritional aspects of pigs metabolism, health and diseases, and of the implications for product quality and economics.
ObjectiveStudents will
- understand the complex interactions of nutrition, quality traits of products, breeding and reproduction, health management and husbandry as well as various production systems including economics.
- be able to critically analyze published research data.
- be able to present precise scientific reports in oral form.
ContentAfter the Introduction (Aims of the course, organisation, program, student contribution & evaluation), actual topics that are relevant for pig production will be presented:
Nutrition; SGD; Breeding; Slaughtering; Economic Aspects; Meat Quality; presentation of Current Dissertations.
Lecture notesHandouts/scripts are being individually distributed by the 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 credits3 credits
ExaminersE. Hillmann, G. Bee, S. Neuenschwander
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered at the end after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Additional information on mode of examinationschriftlich

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