14I2O02 - Animal husbandry and production

Course specification
Course titleAnimal husbandry and production
AcronymVeterinary Medicine
Type of studyIntegrated academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. dr Vladimir Dimitrijević
  2. dr Mila Savić
  3. dr Ružica Trailović
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
  1. dr Žolt Bečkei
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    The goalIntroduction to the basics of Animal breeding, methods of selection, methods of breeding and effects of planned selection on production and health of the domestic animals.
    The outcomeStudent has to learn the basics of animal breeding and production of different species of farm and social animals. Student has to be enabled to apply the procedures of animal handling and the methods of assessment of constitution, condition and health status and to estimate the breeding value of the animal in concern with breed standard.
    Contents of lecturesIntroduction to the animal breeding and its importance,types of production.Definition of breed,general characteristics of the breed.Variability.The impact of ambiental factors on health and production.Constitution,condition,temperament and mind-frame.The effects of selection on genes,Selection based on the constitution and production.Selection upon pedigree and progeny.Application of genetic markers in selection.Methods of breeding: purebreeding,crossbreeding,outbreeding and heterosis.Modern biotechnological procedures applied in animal breeding.Estimation of production and reproduction value.Economical value,production types and breeds of cattle,milk and meat production ,methods of breeding,reproduction of cattle and calf rearing selection.The importance and status of pig production,production types of pigs,pig breeds,meat and lard production,reproduction of pigs and rearing of piglets,breeding methods and selection.Economical importance of sheep breeding,production types and breeds of sheep,reproduction of sheep and lamb rearing,methods of breeding,selection.Economical importance of goat breeding,goat breeds,milk production,methods of breeding,selection,reproduction of goats and rearing of kids,Poultry,production of eggs and meat,production types and breeds of poultry,reproduction of poultry,hatching and rearing of chickens,hybridization,hybrids,selection of resistant animals.Rabbit breeds,reproduction,methods of breeding,selection and exploitation of rabbits.
    Contents of exercisesEffects of domestication (2).Animal handling (4).Assessment of constitution (4) upon exterior (4),assessment of leg conformation and gate of animal (2),morphometry: body measures (2).Genetic assessment in animal breeding (2).Familiar analysis in selection (2).Dentition and estimation of age in animals (4).Scoring of show animals (4).Identification (2),description (2),and marking (2).Pedigree and breeding records (3).Wool and fleece quality scoring (3).Demonstration of biotechnological procedures applied in animal breeding (2).Visit to the dog and cat show (2).Selection based on performances,estimation of athletic performance (hippodrome) (3).Visit to the cattle farm and AI Center (4).Visit to the pig farm (3).Practical education on the poultry farms (2).Practical education on the sheep farms (2).
    1. Savić Mila, Jovanović S, Vegara M: Stočarstvo-farmske i socijalne životinje, FVM, Beograd, 2007. (Original title)
    2. Savić Mila, Dimitrijević Vladimir, Trailović Ružica,Bečkej Žolt : Stočarstvo - praktikum, FVM, Beograd, 2014 (Original title)
    3. Nikolić D, Simović B: Opšte stočarstvo, Naučna knjiga, Beograd, 1989. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingTheoretical education with interactive learning,audio-visual methods applied (PowerPoint presentation,films),practical exercises at the Clinics of the Faculty of Veterinary medicine,farms and at the hippodrome.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures5Test paper20
    Practical lessons10Oral examination50