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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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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....
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10 видео (всего 93 мин.), 2 тестов
Video10 видео
Welcome to the Course1мин
Global Food Security: What's the Status?11мин
What About Livestock Systems? Part 110мин
What About Livestock Systems? Part 214мин
What are the Ethical Issues? Part 110мин
What are the Ethical Issues? Part 213мин
Mega Trends in Animal Production Part 19мин
Mega Trends in Animal Production Part 29мин
Demand for Animal Products8мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Population Growth and Global Food Security16мин
Trends in Animal Production10мин

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1 ч. на завершение

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 видео (всего 54 мин.), 2 тестов
Video6 видео
"Long Shadow - Concerns"8мин
Introduction to Animal Welfare7мин
Land Use: Animal Feeding Systems and Major Food/Feed Crops10мин
Water: The Essential Resource for the Food Industry Part 110мин
Water: The Essential Resource for the Food Industry Part 210мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Livestock Issues in Food Security20мин
Water as a Resource in Food Production10мин

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2 ч. на завершение

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. ...
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9 видео (всего 78 мин.), 3 тестов
Video9 видео
What are Roughages?11мин
Feed Analysis7мин
Nutrient Concentration in Modern Animal Systems7мин
Nitrogen (N) in Food Production8мин
The N/P Ratio Dilemma6мин
Animal Manure: Waste or Resource10мин
Feeding Management: Nutrient Source Control9мин
Food Waste7мин
Quiz3 практического упражнения
Animal Feed Components and Their Analysis12мин
Nutrients in Animal Production16мин
Food Waste8мин

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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....
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7 видео (всего 57 мин.), 3 тестов
Video7 видео
Food Safety, Elements of Concern - The Big Picture6мин
Antibiotic Use in Livestock5мин
Growth Promotion vs. Disease Prevention8мин
Trends in Antibiotic Use5мин
Rinderpest11мин
Challenges of Food Security in the Developing World9мин
Quiz3 практического упражнения
The Animal Production Unit6мин
Food Safety and Antibiotic Use10мин
Livestock, Veterinary Medicine and Food Security8мин
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автор: JQJul 28th 2017

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

автор: EAJan 7th 2018

Excellent course, excellent teacher. Thanks very much.

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Dr. David Galligan

Professor of Animal Health Economics
School of Veterinary Medicine

James Ferguson

Professor of Nutrition
School of Veterinary Medicine

О 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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