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Farm Animal Behaviour - Diploma
Farm Animal Behaviour - Diploma


 
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As this course covers such a large subject there are more modules than normal, module 1 and any five further modules are required for a diploma to be issued. It is designed to be helpful to the farming community as well as those who may be considering taking up a smallholding or even keeping domesticated animals for their own enjoyment.

Course Modules
1. The Domestic Farm Animal
  • Introduction to Farm Animals
  • Domestication of Farm Animals
  • Intense Farming
  • Evolution of Behaviour and Learning
  • Effects of domestication on farm animals
  • Body systems and the senses
  • The nervous system
  • The endocrine system
  • The senses: sight, Smell, Hearing, Touch and Taste
  • Stereotypic Behaviour
2. Cattle
  • The Bovidae family
  • The Chillingham Herd of Cattle
  • Natural Cattle Behaviour
  • The Digestive System of Cattle - how rumination works
  • Sexual behaviour and mating
  • Parturition
  • Nursing
  • Play Behaviour
  • Sleep and Rest
  • Grooming
  • Behaviour of the Dairy and Meat Herd
  • The dairy cow
  • Table of some comparisons between a wild cow and a domestic cow
  • Beef cattle
  • Diseases and disorders of domestic cattle
  • Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB)
3. Sheep and Goats
  • Introduction to the rest of the Bovidae family
  • Sheep
  • Wild relatives of the Sheep
  • Seasonal cycles of behaviour
  • Social organization and communication
  • Grazing behaviour, feeding and drinking
  • Cud chewing and rumination
  • Sheltering behaviour
  • Camping behaviour
  • Reproduction
  • Mating
  • Parturition
  • Care of the lamb
  • Diseases
  • Blue Tongue Disease
  • Goats
  • Domestic Goats
  • Keeping Goats
  • Wild relatives of the domestic goat
  • The Mountain Goat
  • The Tahr
  • Chamois
  • Social organization
  • Communication
  • Feeding behaviour
  • Mating behaviour
  • Parturition and kid care
  • Diseases
4. Pigs
  • The Suidae family
  • The pig industry pyramid
  • Wild relatives
  • A pig's senses
  • Social organisation
  • Huddling behaviour
  • Wallowing
  • Feeding behaviour
  • Courtship behaviour
  • Parturition
  • Care of the piglets
  • Diseases of the pig
5. Horses
  • The Equidae family
  • History of horses
  • Horses today
  • Anatomy of the horse
  • Wild relatives
  • History of the Working Horse
  • Horses as a food source
  • Feeding and grazing behaviour
  • Elimination
  • Herd behaviour
  • Grooming
  • Rest and sleep
  • Communication
  • Other horse sounds and what they mean
  • Reproduction
  • Parturition
  • Foal behaviour
  • Equine diseases and disorders
  • Contagious Equine Metritis
  • Tetanus
6. Farmed Birds
  • Introduction to Gamebirds and Waterfowls
  • Chickens
  • Sexual behaviour
  • Care of offspring
  • Abnormal behaviour
  • Turkeys
  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Gamebirds
  • Game Act 1831
  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
  • Quail
  • Pheasant
  • Partridge
  • Grouse
7. Fish
  • Introduction to Fish farming
  • Commercial fishing
  • Why do we farm fish?
  • Types of fish farm
  • Extensive pond aquaculture
  • Intensive closed circulation aquaculture
  • Cage systems
  • Fry farming
  • The organic fish farm
  • Halibut
  • Atlantic Cod
  • Atlantic Salmon
  • Barramundi - the alternative to cod?
  • Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Shellfish farming
  • Is it a prawn or a shrimp?
  • Shrimp farming
  • Prawns
  • Oysters
8. Recent Animals/Exotics
  • Introduction to Exotics
  • Ostrich
  • Ostrich farming
  • Deer
  • Red Deer
  • Fallow Deer
  • Farming Red and Fallow Deer
  • Grazing Behaviour
  • Sexual Behaviour
  • Rearing the young
  • Wild Boar
  • Reproduction
  • Llamas
  • Reproduction
  • Communication
  • Bee keeping
  • Bee hierarchy
  • Mating Behaviour
  • Swarming Behaviour
  • Supersedure

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