Environmental Physiology of Farm Animals (2 Units)
Climate and livestock production. Influence of climatic factors on animal productivity. Acclimatization and adaptation. Physiological basis of adaptation, heat stress, physiological responses to heat stress; determination
of heat stress index; modification of the microclimate to enhance animal productivity; management of exotic breeds in tropical environment.
Seminar: Four topics per student.
Factors of the environment that affect animal production processes and a description of the regulator mechanisms within the animals. Methods of monitoring these processes and practical methods of alleviating environmental stress in commercial farm animals.