Alternative course of the advanced studies part. Part of the Licentiate Degree Program in Veterinary Medicine. For students of 6th year in the licentiate degree in veterinary medicine. In addition, veterinary surgeons can be enrolled in the course.
Students should have attended to the course in health and diseases of production animals, and to the course in reproduction of farm animals.
The course provides the ability to analyze and solve farm-level health and fertility problems in pig production.
Learning Outcomes: The student
• will be able to produce a specific problem status report and a health/fertility care plan related to the farm.
• will be aware of the current health and fertility issues in pig production
• will be able to learn a professional approach to discussion of specific health and fertility issues in pig production
Spring term 2020, week 9.
Issues related to individual and farm level health and fertility problems, including feeding, pig welfare and production ethics. The content of the course is tailored annually, including new and current topics of pig farming. In addition, themes considered important by the students themselves are addressed. The course will provide also essential health care strategies and tools.
Specific material will be addressed shortly before the start of the course and during the course
The course is included in the training offer for European veterinarians attending the residency program of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR) or the European College of Porcine Health and Management (ECPHM), both parts of the European Board of Veterinary Specialization.
The teaching language is English.
Participating in lectures and practical work. Lectures and discussions will cover 25 h, group work and farm visit 10 h.
The course is organized at the Dept. of Production Animal Medicine, Saari - Mäntsälä. 20 students will be enrolled in the course.