In this article, you will discover the SS1 animal husbandry scheme of work for first term, second term and third term.
WEEKS 2 – 3: CLASSIFICATION OF FARM ANIMALS
Classification based on nutrition such as:
1. Ruminants like polygastrics e.g cattle, sheep, goat, etc.
2. Non-ruminants like monogastric e.g poultry (Avian), pig(Swine), rabbit, etc.
WEEK 4: CLASSIFICATION OF FARM ANIMALS
Other classes of animal such as horses, donkey, snail, bees, grass cutter, etc.
WEEKS 5 – 6: CLASSIFICATION OF FARM ANIMALS BASED ON ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE
Economic importance of farm animals include: source of protein, Hides/skin, farm yard manure, Employment opportunities, source of foreign exchange, source of income, sports/games, etc.
WEEKS 7 – 8: PARTS, ORGANS AND FUNCTIONS OF FARM ANIMALS
Areas to concentrate on are:
1. Skeletal system and reproductive system (male and female reproductive system).
2. Functions of parts and organs of farm animals such as breaking down food into metabolic process and enhancing stimulus.
WEEK 11: PARTS, ORGANS, AND FUNCTIONS OF FARM ANIMALS
Provision of blood to all parts of the body, supports the animals structure and helps in the production of offspring.
WEEKS 9 – 10: PARTS, ORGANS AND FUNCTIONS OF FARM ANIMALS (cont’d)
Exposing the students to various systems of farm animals such as digestive system, respiratory system, nervous system, circulatory system, etc.
SECOND TERM ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
WEEKS 2 – 3: LIVESTOCK REPRODUCTION
Definition of terms involved in livestock production such as ovulation, oestrus cycle, Heat period, signs of heat, gestation and parturition.
WEEKS 4 – 5: LIVESTOCK REPRODUCTION
The focal point will be on lactation, colostrum, flushing and reproduction process in livestock animals
WEEKS 6 – 7: LIVESTOCK REPRODUCTION
Reproduction process in poultry with emphasis on egg formulation and reproductive Hormones and their functions.
WEEKS 8 – 9: LIVESTOCK REPRODUCTION
Management practices of pregnant farm animals.
WEEKS 10 – 12: LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Livestock management systems such as intensive, semi-intensive and extensive as well merit and demerit of the various system.
THIRD TERM ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
WEEKS 2 – 3: MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN LIVESTOCK
Management practices such as housing, feeding, sanitation and castration.
WEEKS 4 – 5: MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN LIVESTOCK
Other management practices include dehorning, tattooing.
WEEK 6: MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN LIVESTOCK
The students are to learn the following:
Vaccination/inoculation, culling, wallowing and dusting.
WEEKS 7 – 8: PROCESSING AND MARKETING OF ANIMAL PRODUCT.
Processing of the following animal products: eggs, milk, hides, skin, wool and feathers.
WEEKS 9 – 11: PROCESSING AND MARKETING OF ANIMAL PRODUCT.
Marketing channels for animal products as well as advantages and disadvantages of each marking channel.