AHDS – 353

AHDS – 353: SHEEP GOAT AND POULTRY PRODUCTION

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THEORY:

Importance of sheep and goat production in national economy.Important Indian and Exotic breeds of sheep and goat. Common terminologies used in sheep and goat production. Classification and study of Indigenous and exotic sheep and goat breeds.Housing requirement of sheep and goat. Rearing methods and housing systems of sheep and goat. Breeding seasons and mating systems of sheep and goat. Principles and practices of sheep and goat feeding, flushing of ewes and does.Care and management of pregnant ewes & does. . Care and management of lambs/kids and rams / bucks. Importance, composition and utilization of sheep and goat milk.Marketing of sheep and goat.Study of diseases of sheep and goat. Vaccination and health cover in sheep and goat.

Importance of poultry production in national economy. Common terminologies used in poultry production. Classification and study of Indigenous and exotic poultry breeds.   Digestive  system and digestion and absorption of nutrients in  fowl. Methods of rearing, feeding and management of chicks, pullets, layers and broilers.Selection, incubation, hatching of eggs and brooding in poultry.Preservation, grading, marketing of eggs and its economics. Vaccination and health cover in poultry.

PRACTICAL:

Study of body parts of sheep, goat and poultry.Study of differences between sheep and goat.Identification marking in sheep, goat and poultry. Management practices in sheep and goat viz. clipping, spraying, dusting, docking , ringing, etc. Management practices in poultry viz. Debeaking. Feeding habits of sheep and goat.   Nutrients requirement for different classes of sheep and goat .Computation of ration for different classes of poultry. Shearing of sheep and grading of wool. Judging and culling of sheep and goat. Preparation of animals for slaughter and different methods of slaughter.Study of different meat cuts, dressing percentage, meat bone ratio and edible and non-edible offal’s.       Candling of eggs. Study of various farm records maintained at sheep and goat farm. Preparation of viable bank proposal.Vaccination and deworming of sheep and goat.Vaccination of poultry. Visit to sheep, goat and poultry farm

Practical (Experiments):

1) Study of body parts of sheep, goat and poultry

2) Study of differences between sheep and goat

3) Identification marking in sheep, goat and poultry

4) Management practices in sheep and goat viz. clipping, spraying, dusting, deworming, docking and ringing etc.

5) Management practices in poultry viz. debeaking

6) Feeding habits and Nutrients requirement for different classes of sheep and goat

7) Computation of ration for different classes of poultry

8) Shearing of sheep and grading of wool

9) Judging and culling of sheep and goat

10) Preparation of animals for slaughter and different methods of slaughter

11)Study of different meat cuts, dressing percentage, meat bone ratio and edible and non-edible offal’s

12) Candling of eggs

13) Study of various farm records maintained at sheep and goat farm

14) Preparation of viable bank proposal

15) Vaccination of sheep, goat and poultry

16) Visit to sheep, goat and poultry farm