University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sustainable Food Production Through Livestock Health Management
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sustainable Food Production Through Livestock Health Management

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Dr. Jim Lowe, DVM, MS, Dip ABVP (Food Animal)
Dr. Brian Aldridge, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dip ACVIM (Large Animal), MRCVS

Instructors: Dr. Jim Lowe, DVM, MS, Dip ABVP (Food Animal)

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
19 hours to complete
3 weeks at 6 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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There are 7 modules in this course

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course.

What's included

1 video4 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

This week we will review the universal and historical principles underlying livestock system design, and how management of genetics, nutrition, and the environment have advanced efficiency through their impact on the physiological processes that control animal growth, development, and production

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7 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This week we will demonstrate the link between nutrition and health at every stage of life and production by examining the science behind efficient nutritional intake, uptake, and utilization, and exploring the mechanisms by which disease can interfere with these processes.

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7 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This week we will introduce the concept of the farm and each production system as an ecosystem in which animals and microbes live in mutualistic relationships, and explain the beneficial impact of ecologically managing the microbes alongside the animals to enhance host defense, animal health, and production efficiency.

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11 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This week we consider the ravages of infectious disease on animal well-being and production system efficiency by considering disease as a war between infectious agents and their reluctant hosts, acting both at an individual and population level that can be measured and managed.

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6 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This week we will be discussing the role of caregivers in managing, preventing, and controlling infectious disease in livestock-based production systems, and help you appreciate how an understanding of the prey-predator relationship can be used in the design of management strategies to offset physical, physiological, and psychological stress.

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8 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This week we will be discussing infectious disease and its impact on food safety and security at the regional, national, international, and global level. We will also help you understand how outbreaks of important infectious diseases, such as Ebola and foot-and-mouth disease, are tracked and investigated.

What's included

8 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

Instructors

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4.9 (151 ratings)
Dr. Jim Lowe, DVM, MS, Dip ABVP (Food Animal)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1 Course30,537 learners
Dr. Brian Aldridge, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dip ACVIM (Large Animal), MRCVS
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1 Course30,537 learners

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