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This course will explore the concepts driving current food production science (population growth, urbanization, emerging affluence, resource constraints, and underlying biological limits) with the main focus on livestock production. Each of the major food animal species (dairy, swine, beef, and poultry) will be covered in terms of their universal life cycles, constraints to production and emerging societal issues. Throughout the course, we will tackle some difficult and important questions: What are the major health benefits and potential concerns regarding the production and consumption of animal products? How does animal production affect the efficient use of resources and impact our environment? Can cost of production be reduced to meet growing demand for animal products around the globe while maintaining health and safety for both animals and consumers? What are the different types of animal food production systems? Myths and misconceptions surrounding the animal food systems will be discussed. We’ll also look closely at some of the global issues, problems, and challenges in these food systems which scientists, farmers, and veterinarians, are attempting to solve through collaboration. Lectures will be delivered by several experts from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine who are intimately involved in the study and advancement of animal production systems. The course is geared towards learners who seek a greater understanding of animal food systems as well as those who might have never visited an animal farm, but have a desire to learn more about where some of our food comes from and issues surrounding sustainability....
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Aprox. 13 horas restantes
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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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Seção
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2 horas para concluir

Population Growth and Global Animal Industries

This module introduces the course by discussing the pressing need to address global food security as well as the accompanying challenges and ethical issues. We also explore the role that livestock play in the food production system and review trends in animal production....
Reading
10 vídeos (Total de 93 min), 2 testes
Video10 videos
Welcome to the Course1min
Global Food Security: What's the Status?11min
What About Livestock Systems? Part 110min
What About Livestock Systems? Part 214min
What are the Ethical Issues? Part 110min
What are the Ethical Issues? Part 213min
Mega Trends in Animal Production Part 19min
Mega Trends in Animal Production Part 29min
Demand for Animal Products8min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Population Growth and Global Food Security16min
Trends in Animal Production10min

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1 hora para concluir

Issues Surrounding Animal Production

This module begins to explore the fundamental principles of animal production operations and the issues surrounding animal production. We will look at the efficiency and environmental impact of the food system as well as animal welfare concerns. Finally, we will discuss the importance of water as an essential resource for the food production system. ...
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 54 min), 2 testes
Video6 videos
"Long Shadow - Concerns"8min
Introduction to Animal Welfare7min
Land Use: Animal Feeding Systems and Major Food/Feed Crops10min
Water: The Essential Resource for the Food Industry Part 110min
Water: The Essential Resource for the Food Industry Part 210min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Livestock Issues in Food Security20min
Water as a Resource in Food Production10min

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2 horas para concluir

Animal Feeds and the Environment

This module focuses on animal feeds and their important role in the animal production system. You will gain an understanding of the constituents in feed as well as how feed is classified. We will also examine and explain how nutrients flow through the environment. Finally, we will look at the problem of food waste and identify solutions. ...
Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 78 min), 3 testes
Video9 videos
What are Roughages?11min
Feed Analysis7min
Nutrient Concentration in Modern Animal Systems7min
Nitrogen (N) in Food Production8min
The N/P Ratio Dilemma6min
Animal Manure: Waste or Resource10min
Feeding Management: Nutrient Source Control9min
Food Waste7min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
Animal Feed Components and Their Analysis12min
Nutrients in Animal Production16min
Food Waste8min

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General Animal Production, Efficiency and Food Safety

This module continues the discussion of animal production operations by looking at factors that affect farms’ animal yields and environmental efficiency. We will also explore food safety, how and why antibiotics are used in food production, and the importance of veterinary medicine as part of the livestock system. Finally, we will look at the challenges of food security and livestock farming in the developing world....
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 57 min), 3 testes
Video7 videos
Food Safety, Elements of Concern - The Big Picture6min
Antibiotic Use in Livestock5min
Growth Promotion vs. Disease Prevention8min
Trends in Antibiotic Use5min
Rinderpest11min
Challenges of Food Security in the Developing World9min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
The Animal Production Unit6min
Food Safety and Antibiotic Use10min
Livestock, Veterinary Medicine and Food Security8min
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por JQJul 28th 2017

exceptionally interesting course, with a lot I personally found vital to know. thanks so much!

por EAJan 7th 2018

Excellent course, excellent teacher. Thanks very much.

Instrutores

Dr. David Galligan

Professor of Animal Health Economics
School of Veterinary Medicine

James Ferguson

Professor of Nutrition
School of Veterinary Medicine

Sobre University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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