Tropical zootechnology

lbrai2104  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Tropical zootechnology
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
3 credits
30.0 h
Dehoux Jean-Paul;
Animal physiology (LBIR1324 or equivalent), Biochemistry of the nutrition (LBRAL2102 or equivalent), zootechny ( LBRAI2107)

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Issues: this lecture develops the several aspects of the livestock in Tropical. The importance of this livestock for the various pastoral populations in a formidable economic and climatic environment is broadly approached through examples illustrating the important diversity of the tropical world. The adaptation and the qualities of the main important tropical animal breeds for human's population are developed by studying not only the classic domestic animals, but also the mini-livestock and wildlife.
The problem of the feed and water availability for the animals is studied in a context of climate restrictions. The breeding systems (from the most extensive to the most intensive) are described. The study of the main animal tropical diseases (glossinas / trypanosomes and ticks / blood parasites) concludes the lecture.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 A. Contribution of the activity to the reference table AA of the program
M1.1; M1.2; M2.1; M2.4; M4.2
B. Specific formulation for this activity of the AA of the program
At the end of this activity, the student acquired basic knowledge on:
- Livestock in tropical area: importance, problems and constraints,
- Local species and breeds of interest: strength and weaknesses,
- Pastoralism and its livelihoods,
- Feed and water needs of the animals,
- Methods of improving farming practices in a broad sense: food, water, prophylaxis '

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
1 Introduction. Climatology and adaptation to heat
2. Feed and water
3. Different species and breeds
4. Rearing systems
5. The main diseases
Teaching methods
Academic presentation using slides and movies on the various topics of the lecture ( feeding and watering , tropical breeds , breeding and pathology systems) addressing critical examples of the characteristics and possibilities of improving different systems of animal production in the tropics (eg pastoralism , agro -pastoralism , ranching , intensive fattening with sub- agro-industrial products , ... )
Evaluation methods
Oral examination
Other information
This course can be given in English.
Online resources
Moodle : PowerPoint files and syllabus
le(s) support(s) de cours obligatoires : Fichiers du cours disponibles sur Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Forests and Natural Areas Engineering

Master [120] in Agricultural Bioengineering