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Learn about the impact of infectious disease on sustainable animal-based food production by understanding the science of growth, immunity, and infection and by learning the problem-solving skills needed to advance animal health and food production through optimal management practices. There is a growing global need in agricultural production for a workforce that is capable of integrating knowledge of animal health and production with an understanding of consumer preferences in the context of economic reality, business efficiency, and ethical constraint. However, current evidence suggests that there is a growing shortage of people with the knowledge and problem-solving skills required to match the rapid advances being made in animal health, science, and food production. The results of this shortage are wide-ranging and could lead to challenges in food security and agricultural economic competitiveness in some countries. In this course we will explore the effect of infectious disease on sustainable animal-based food production. The content and learning outcomes of this new course will be designed to be relevant across different food production sectors (i.e., beef, dairy, poultry, and pigs). While the instructors will provide the participants with a strong scientific base for understanding the impact of infectious disease in animal-based food production, the emphasis of the material will be on practical problem-solving and will be directed towards equipping participants with a platform for developing the skills needed to contribute to sustainable food production....
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Recommandé : 6 weeks of study; 5-7 hours/week

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English

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Compétences que vous acquerrez

Disease ControlAnimalNutritionAnimal Behavior
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Beginner Level

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Recommandé : 6 weeks of study; 5-7 hours/week

Approx. 16 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

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1 heure pour terminer

Course Orientation

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....
Reading
1 vidéo (Total 3 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Reading4 lectures
About the Discussion Forums10 min
Syllabus10 min
Updating Your Profile10 min
Social Media10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Orientation Quiz10 min
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2 heures pour terminer

Week 1: Animals and Sustainable Food Production

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...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 70 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
1.1. The Challenges Before Us: Feeding 9 Billion People 5 min
1.2. People: Our Role in Managing Animal Well-Being 8 min
1.3. Farming 101: The Basics of Livestock Production19 min
1.4. Understanding Growth17 min
1.5. Production Efficiency through the Ages8 min
1.6. The Economics of Production9 min
Reading2 lectures
Week 1 Overview10 min
Week 1 Readings and Resources10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 1 Quiz20 min

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4 heures pour terminer

Week 2: Disease as a Barrier to Sustainability

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....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 66 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video7 vidéos
2.1. The "Inside" Science of Nutrition 11 min
2.2. The Particles and Partitioning of Dietary Nutrients 9 min
2.3. Failure of Nutrient Utilization: Characterization and Treatment17 min
2.4. The Two-Way Street of Organ System Health and Nutrition10 min
2.5. Nutrition and Disease: From Tip to Tail7 min
2.6. The Toll of Infectious Disease on Growth and Production8 min
Reading2 lectures
Week 2 Overview10 min
Week 2 Readings and Resources10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 2 Quiz20 min

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4 heures pour terminer

Week 3: Animals' Response to Infectious Disease

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....
Reading
11 vidéos (Total 95 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video11 vidéos
3.1. Microbes: Friend or Foe? 10 min
3.2. Promoting Friendly Farm Infections 7 min
3.3. Microbial Colonization in the Newborn World 8 min
3.4. The Farm: It’s a Bug’s World 8 min
3.5. In Defense of Normality 12 min
3.6. The Energetic Cost of Defense 7 min
3.7. When the Defense Cannot Defend 14 min
3.8. The War Within 7 min
3.9. Defending the Airways 7 min
3.10. Defending the Next Generation 8 min
Reading2 lectures
Week 3 Overview10 min
Week 3 Readings and Resources10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 3 Quiz20 min

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Week 4: Our Role in Fighting Infectious Disease

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. ...
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 75 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video6 vidéos
4.1. Knowing the Enemy: Bacteria, Viruses, and Parasites25 min
4.2. Pathogen Armaments11 min
4.3. Watching the War: Anatomy of a Disease Outbreak15 min
4.4. Changing the Course of Infections13 min
4.5. Strengthening the Defenses: Vaccines7 min
Reading2 lectures
Week 4 Overview10 min
Week 4 Readings and Resources10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 4 Quiz20 min
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Meilleurs avis

par AMNov 29th 2016

i enjoyed the course so much i didn't want it to finish thanks to the doctors for their simple clear illustration their interesting way in giving us the information

par PGJul 10th 2017

This course is very informative and I am glad to have taken it.Lecturers are very precise and specific in transmitting useful information.

Enseignants

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

Associate Professor
Integrated Food Animal Management Systems, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Brian Aldridge, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dip ACVIM (Large Animal), MRCVS

Clinical Professor
Integrated Food Animal Management Systems, College of Veterinary Medicine

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