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Education Courses Applied Ethology 1.

Applied Ethology 1.

Language
English
Nature
mandatory
Method of evaluation
signature
Year in the curriculum
2
Semester in the curriculum
1
Credits
1
Lectures
30
Documents
Documents
Allow for
  • Vet HU
  • Vet EN

Course description

The study of applied veterinary ethology gives the students an opportunity to understand the normal or healthy behavioural characteristics of the most important farm and companion animals that occur in a normal veterinary praxis. The students will be able to evaluate the signals of bad animal welfare and the forms of abnormal behaviour on individual and herd level and also will be able to assess the environmental stress factors via examining the behaviour of the animals.

The study of applied veterinary ethology contributes to a greater understanding of the interactions between humans and other animals and helps to create a better balance between animal welfare and the requirements that humans have of other animals.

Lectures theme

Theoretical lectures in Veterinary Ethology, autumn semester, 2017

for second year students in the English programme

 

 

 

Date

Lecturer

Theme of the lecture

15th Sept.

M. Bakony

Introduction to the discipline: Veterinary Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare Science. Short history and objectives. Ethical aspects of animal production

22nd Sept.

Behaviour genetics, evolution and domestication. Behaviour and physiology.

29th Sept.

V. Jurkovich

Motivation and the organisation of behaviour. General characteristics of innate behaviour. Learning and cognition, modifications of innate behaviour.

6th Oct.

Social and reproductive behaviour.

13th Oct.

Abnormal behaviour, stress and welfare. Human-animal relations.

20th Oct.

Behavioural traits of the cattle. I. General characteristics.

27th Oct.

Behavioural traits of the cattle II. Influence of the management technology on the behaviour of dairy cattle. Abnormal behaviour of cattle.

3rd Nov.

A. Adorján

Behavioural traits of the domestic rabbit. Correlation between behavioural requirements and housing and nutrition.

10th Nov.

V. Jurkovich

General characteristics of behaviour of sheep. Connection between behaviour and housing.

17th Nov.

Adorján A.

Behavioural traits of the domestic fowl. Correlation between behavioural requirements and housing and nutrition in poultry production (I)

24th Nov.

 Correlation between behavioural requirements and housing and nutrition in poultry production (II).

1st Dec.

V. Jurkovich

Behavioural traits of the pig.

8th Dec.

Connection between management technologies and behaviour of the pigs. Abnormal behavioural traits of pigs.

15th Dec.

General characteristics of behaviour of goat. Connection between behaviour and housing.

 

 

Budapest, 11th September 2017

 

Dr. Viktor Jurkovich

 

Evaluation description

Three level evaluation according to the results of the midterm exam at the end of the semester. 10 single chice questions, maximum 10 points. Exellent: 9-10 p., Accepted:5-8 p. Not Accepted: 0-4 p.