Animal Husbandry Scheme Of Work For SS1

In this article, you will discover the SS1 animal husbandry scheme of work for first term, second term and third term.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

FIRST 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.

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