Animal hygiene, housing and animal welfare

Course Code :1058FBDDIE
Study domain:Veterinary Medicine
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:36
Study load (hours):112
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Jo Leroy
Louis Maes
Machteld van Dierendonck

3. Course contents *

Partim I: Animal Hygiene

The subpart "general Hygiene" discusses the various principles that form the basis for maximal assurance of animal health at the level of the farm, which translates into better zootechnical results. Animal hygiene therefore contains economical, ethical, scientific and practical aspects of animal farming into which the veterinarian has an improtant advising role.
1. living environment of the animal (stable climate, drinking water)
2. hygiene and disease preventions (introduction of disease, quarantine, disinfection, animal transport)
3. pest control (rodents, flies)

In the subpart "specific hygiene", only these animal species are discussed that are subject to intensive industrialized farming systems.  In the frame of this, several visit to farms and related businesses are planned (destruction company, milking farm, pig farm, hatchery).
1.   poultry
2.   pig farming
3.   cattle farming
4.   rabbit farming
5.   laboratory animals


Partim II: Animal Husbandry

Partim III: Animal Welfare

Based on the objectives described above it is clear what the content of the course is.