- Approx Cost:
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is essential for this course
- Entry Recommendations:
Open entry, students should have taken an agriculture/horticulture junior course and/or should have enjoyed biology related topics in junior science and/or have a strong interest in animal management.
- Course Outline:
This course will focus on both theoretical and practical aspects of animal management and husbandry. This course would suit students that are potentially interested in a career that relates to animals. There are no internal NCEA assessments.
- Anatomy: animal structures and systems (teeth, digestion, bone and muscle structure – movement and conformation)
- Animal Health: responsible care, health checks, common illness and disease management
- Dietary Requirements: appropriate diet, weight management, diet comparisons, supplements
- Behaviour and Training: observing and identifying normal and abnormal behaviours, positive reinforcement, behaviour modification
- Husbandry: reproduction, selective breeding, genetics, artificial insemination
- Animal Careers: jobs in the animal sector, may include field trips or guest speakers
- Appropriate Containment: suitable shelter, stocking rates, enrichment, exercise requirements
- Herd Management: safety, herd behaviour, disease management, herd handling
Animals studied will include:
Domestic: dogs, cats, lagomorphs (rabbits), rodents (rats, mice and guinea pigs), birds, reptiles and fish.
Livestock: poultry, horses, pigs, deer and alpaca and llama.
- Where Does It Lead:
This course would fit well alongside any other year 11 science. This could lead to completing study in senior Biology and/or Agriculture/Horticulture courses at Lincoln High School. Relevant careers could include Vet nursing, Vet, animal behavior, or farm management.
- For further information see:
- Miss Tighe